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Reference period (REFPERIOD)

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Key Value
Name Reference period
Short name REFPERIOD
Part of Reference period student load (ReferencePeriodStudentLoad)
Description This field records the reference period that the ReferencePeriodStudentLoad.FTE applies to.
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Wales
Coverage All ReferencePeriodStudentLoad entities

This records the reference period that the FTE is being recorded for. A value of 01, 02 or 03 would be returned based on which reference period is being recorded as below:

  • Reference period running from 01/08/YYYY-15/11/YYYY: 01

  • Reference period running from 16/11/YYYY-31/03/YYYY: 02

  • Reference period running from 01/04/YYYY-31/07/YYYY: 03

This combined with the ReferencePeriodStudentLoad.YEAR therefore identifies the reference period that FTE is being recorded for.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? No
Reason required To uniquely identify the Full-time equivalence and enable linking between entities.
Field Length 2
Valid Values
Code Label
01 Reference period 1
02 Reference period 2
03 Reference period 3

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