Module instance start date (MODINSTSTARTDATE)
|Name||Module instance start date|
|Part of||Module instance (ModuleInstance)|
|Description||This field records the date of the start of the Module instance.|
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
Where returned, the start date of the Module instance is the point at which scheduled learning and teaching begins for this Module instance. If students do not commence their module during an Induction or 'Freshers'' week, the start date should reflect the start date of the module attendance and not the induction week.
If a ModuleInstance is recording a student's engagement with a Module that started in a previous StudentCourseSession, the start date should reflect the start of the engagement within the current StudentCourseSession, rather than backdated to the original start date. The ModuleInstance.MODULESTARTDATE should therefore always fall within the start and end dates of the associated StudentCourseSession.
Where the ModuleInstance is being returned with no activity associated with it (ModuleInstance.INACTIVEMOD = 01), this date should align with the start date of the associated StudentCourseSession.
|Quality Rules||Quality rules to follow|
|Reason required||To indicate the date on which the Module instance commenced, to determine whether to include the Module instance in any particular population definition.|
|Field Length||10 (in the format YYYY-MM-DD)|
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