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Session year start date (SYSTARTDATE)

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Key Value
Name Session year start date
Part of Session Year (SessionYear)
Description This field records the start date of the SessionYear
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All SessionYears

The start date of the SessionYear will reflect the planned start date of a Course year.

Provided the start date is within 14 days of the actual planned start date for a Course year, a different SessionYear is not required to be returned to reflect different Courses, modes of study or type of study e.g. placement or foundation years.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? No
Reason required To record the planned start date for a year of a Course, to give context to the associated StudentCourseSession start date to identify e.g. late starters.
Field Length 10 (in the format YYYY-MM-DD)

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