Activity duration amount (ACTDURATION)
|Name||Activity duration amount|
|Part of||Off venue activity (OffVenueActivity)|
|Description||This field is used to indicate the duration of the Off-venue activity in the units indicated by OffVenueActivity.ACTDURATIONTYPE.|
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Coverage||All OffVenueActivity entities.|
The ACTDURATION and ACTDURATIONTYPE fields record the amount of time the student spends on the off-venue activity. This will be the duration of the off-venue activity so holidays or any other gaps should be excluded.
Off-venue activities that contain more than 20 days duration of activity are mandatory to return. Off-venue activities that are between 5 and 20 days duration but, when combined with other Off-venue activities achieved over the Student Course Session, sum to a total length of 20 days or more must also be returned. All activity should be reported in the reference period where the 20 day duration has been achieved.
All activities should be recorded in working days.
Where the duration of the off-venue activity is 3 months, including weekends, this will be reported by returning a value of 3 in ACTDURATION to indicate the duration of the activity and 01 'Months' in ACTDURATIONTYPE to indicate the unit of time.
For providers in England, teacher training placements (ACTTYPEID=01 'ITT Placement') must be reported in days.
The following is an extract from current ITT Criteria located on the gov.uk website which gives an indication of the typical number of days required for each route:
Training programmes are designed to provide trainee teachers with sufficient time being trained in schools, early years and/or further education settings to enable them to demonstrate that they have met all the standards for QTS. This means they would typically be structured to include at least the following periods of time to be spent in training in schools, early years or further education settings:
|Quality Rules||Quality rules to follow|
|Reason required||To monitor length of activity.|
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