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Student load (STULOAD)

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Key Value
Name Student load
Short name STULOAD
Part of Student course session (StudentCourseSession)
Description This field indicates the providers best academic judgement of the Full Time Equivalence (FTE) of the student for this StudentCourseSession.
Applicable to Scotland
Coverage All StudentCourseSessions at providers in Scotland where StudentCourseSession.SCSENDDATE exists.

This field records the FTE that the student completed during the StudentCourseSession.
This is only required to be submitted once the StudentCourseSession has ended so that an accurate FTE for the student's activity can be recorded.

Values can be recorded to one decimal place.

This cannot be exact in all cases and a strict pro-rata model is not expected. The aim is to give a better approximation than the use of arbitrary conversion factors.

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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