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Funding body (FUNDINGBODY)

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Key Value
Name Funding body
Part of Funding body (FundingBody)
Description This field collects the body that is responsible for allocating funding for a fundable StudentCourseSession.
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All FundingBody entities

This field records the relevant funding bodies for fundable StudentCourseSessions, rather than necessarily the bodies that funded the StudentCourseSession.

Fundable means eligible for funding based on the funding rules of the relevant body.

This field records the recognised UK education funders, such as the Funding Councils, the OfS or the DfE. However there may be cases where employer or other third-party funding is relevant.

This field must be coded at the individual StudentCourseSession level.

5028 Student's employer

This is only required for students at providers in Wales studying part-time, including writing up students who were previously part-time. For the purposes of this valid entry, if funding is provided by the employer, the student is considered fundable.

5020 Department for Education (DfE)

For gudiance on returning DfE programmes, please see Further guidance on returning DfE programmes

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? No
Reason required To monitor funding arrangements, to determine which students are fundable.
Field Length 4
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.7.0 1.2.0 Valid entry codes updated to prevent duplication with HESA provider identifiers. Guidance and coverage has also been updated where applicable to reflect the new codes
1.2.0 1.1.0 Valid entries 0002, 0003, 0009, 0012, 0018, 0019 and 0022 and associated guidance removed. There is no requirement to collect Research Councils in this field, funding from Research Councils is recorded in Engagement.RCSTDNT. Link added to further guidance document for DfE students.
Valid Values
Code Label
5006 Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care not elsewhere specified
5008 DfE(NI)
5016 Office for Students
5017 HEFCW
5020 Department for Education (DfE)
5024 ESFA
5025 SFC
5028 Student's employer
5053 Education Workforce Council (EWC)
5054 Welsh Government
5055 Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
5056 Research England

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