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Module instance start date (MODINSTSTARTDATE)

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Key Value
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
Coverage All ModuleInstances

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
Optional? No
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)
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.4.0 1.0.1 Guidance added regarding the return of this field for inactive modules.

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