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Reference period student load (ReferencePeriodStudentLoad)

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Key Value
Name Reference period student load
Short Name ReferencePeriodStudentLoad
Version 1.7.0
Description This entity records the full-time equivalence for Students returned every reference period in a Student course session.
Uniquely Identified by

Each Reference period student load (ReferencePeriodStudentLoad) is uniquely identified by:

Applicable to England Northern Ireland Wales
Coverage All StudentCourseSessions at providers in England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

One entity must be returned for each reference period that the StudentCourseSession overlaps with.

Typically, we would expect either 3 or 4 entities to be returned for active students per Student course session (for standard or non-standard students respectively).

The reference period that the FTE in ReferencePeriodStudentLoad.RPSTULOAD applies to is identified by the ReferencePeriodStudentLoad.YEAR and ReferencePeriodStudentLoad.REFPERIOD fields.

Generally, all entities associated with a Student course session should add up to equal no more than 100, unless the student is on an accelerated course or studying at a greater intensity.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Reason Required To record the intensity of students' activity, to allow the calculation of activity across different reference periods. This is used in SLC eligibility and take up rates.
Minimum Occurrences 0
Maximum Occurrences 4
Field Field Length Optional?
Reference period (REFPERIOD) 2 No
Year (YEAR) 4 No
RP Student load (RPSTULOAD) 4 No
Parent Entity Student course session (StudentCourseSession)
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