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Predicted student load (PREDICTEDSTULOAD)

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Key Value
Name Predicted student load
Part of Student course session (StudentCourseSession)
Description This field records the FTE that a student is expected to complete for the StudentCourseSession.
Applicable to Scotland
Coverage All StudentCourseSessions at providers in Scotland.

This field records the estimated FTE for the full StudentCourseSession.

This figure should be updated throughout the StudentCourseSession if the student's predicted FTE changes. For example if part way through the StudentCourseSession a student decided to take an additional module on top of their expected modules, the StudentCourseSession.PREDICTEDSTULOAD would be increased.

The actual FTE completed by the student during the StudentCourseSession must be recorded in the StudentCourseSession.STULOAD once the StudentCourseSession has ended.

Values can be recorded to one decimal place.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? Yes
Reason required To monitor intensity of study and to allow analysis by FTE rather than by headcount. Particularly significant for analysing load and allocations of funding for part-time students
Field Length 4
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.7.0 1.0.1 Guidance added to state values can be recorded to one decimal place

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