Skip to main content

Student initiative (INITIATIVEID)

Back to Student


Key Value
Name Student initiative
Short name INITIATIVEID
Part of Student initiatives (StudentInitiatives)
Description This field identifies the specific scheme associated with the Engagement.
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All StudentInitiatives.
Notes

Certain valid entries exist in both this field and Course.INITIATIVEID. In this case the initiative should be returned at the level at which it applies. If the initiative applies to all students on a Course, it should be returned in CourseInitaitive. If it varies on a student by student basis, it should be returned in StudentInitiatives for each applicable Student registration.


001 Abridged ITT course (England only)


Code 001 'Abridged ITT course', is to be used where a student is taking a course that has been shortened, but that is not classed as the Assessment Only Route.


004 Higher/Degree Apprenticeship


A Higher/Degree Apprenticeship incorporates a work-based learning programme and leads to a nationally recognised qualification at NVQ levels 4, 5, 6 or 7 or equivalent. Code 004 is used to identify students in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland for whom the StudentRegistration comprises any part of the study component of a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship Framework or Standard.


For providers in Wales this should be used to identify Higher Apprenticeships at levels 4 and 5. Degree level apprenticeships should be recorded as 020 HEFCW funded degree apprenticeship scheme where they are funded through this scheme.



005 Postgraduate loan eligibility (England only)


Code 005 'Postgraduate loan eligibility' should be used to identify students on courses that are eligible for a postgraduate loan for Masters study. This apples to Courses that are:


Masters:



  • Full-time, lasting 1 or 2 academic years,

  • Part-time, lasting 2 to 4 academic years - no more than twice the length of the equivalent full-time course,

  • Part-time for up to 3 years, where no equivalent full-time course exists.


Doctoral



  • Full-time or part-time, lasting 3 to 8 academic years,

  • Taught or research-based, or a combination of both,

  • Provided by a UK university with research degree awarding powers.


If more than one provider delivers the course and one is overseas, students may still be eligible for the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan so long as:



  • The UK Provider is the lead institution

  • At least 50% of the study time over the whole course in the UK


This initiative should only be returned where Qualification.QUALCAT = M0003, M0004, M0006, M0007 or where Course.FUNDLEVEL = 02 and CurriculumAccreditation.ACCREDITATIONID = 00103.


006 Q-Step


Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, ESRC and Office for Students, Q-Step has been developed as a strategic response to the shortage of quantitatively-skilled social science graduates. Students who are enrolled on programmes that are funded as part of the Q-Step programme or derive a benefit from an activity that is funded (e.g., training, work placements), should be flagged using code 006 'Q-Step'.


007 European Social Fund (ESF) Developing Scotland's Workforce (DSW) programme (Scotland only)


Code 007 should be used by Scottish providers to identify students whose places are funded through the European Social Fund (ESF)s Developing Scotland's Workforce (DSW) programme.


009 Maths and Physics Chairs Programme (England only)


Code 009 'Maths and Physics Chairs Programme' should only be used by those providers with students who have entered ITT through the Maths and Physics Chairs Programme. Where 'Maths and Physics Chairs Programme' is used in StudentInitiatives.INITIATIVEID, Course.TTCID must be coded 01 and Engagement.ENTRYRTE must be coded 03 'School Direct salaried'.


More guidance can be found on the 'Get in to Teaching' website, here https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/explore-my-options/specialist-training-options/researchers-in-schools


010 Primary General (with Maths) (England only)


Code 010 'Primary General (with Maths)' should only be used by those providers designated to provide this course for which specific courses have been assigned in the subject 'Primary General (with Maths)' by the Department for Education. Where this code is used in StudentInitiatives. INITIATIVEID, Course.TTCID must be coded 01, QualificationSubject.QUALSUBJECT must be coded 101085 'Specialist teaching' and StudentAccreditationAim.ACCREDITATIONID must be coded 13909 - 13915.


011 Primary mathematics specialist (England only)


Code 011 'Primary mathematics specialist' should only be used by those providers designated to provide this course. Where this code is used in StudentInitiatives.INITIATIVEID, Course.TTCID must be coded 01, QualificationSubject.QUALSUBJECT must be coded 101085 'Specialist teaching' and StudentAccreditationAim.ACCREDITATIONID must be coded 13909 - 13915.


015 Primary modern languages programme (DfE funded) (England only)


For code 015 to apply, students must be on a primary programme (StudentAccreditationAim.ACCREDITATIONID must be coded 13909 - 13915) with QualificationSubject.QUALSUBJECT of French language (100321), German language (100323), Italian language (100326) or Spanish language (100332) or Modern Languages (100329).


016 Articulation (Scotland only)


Valid entry 016 is to be used in the case of students on one of the places for which SFC have provided additional funding to increase levels of articulation, these students will study at a further education college for the first one or two years of their programme, but will have associate student status with the provider during this time.


This scheme funds places rather than students directly; as a consequence, providers may allow another student to be substituted onto the course if the original articulating student fails to continue. Where a student withdraws from the programme and is thus substituted with an alternative student, the new student should be recorded as at the point they are substituted in i.e. the StudentInitiatives.INITIATIVEID will need to reflect the latest position at the point of substitution. The SFC recommends that good communication between partners is essential when it comes to identifying these additional places.


017 Previously completed a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course (England only)


Providers should correctly record where a student has previously completed a SKE course by returning code 017.


018 Currently on a course with subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) as a requirement (England only)


Providers should correctly record where a student is currently on a course containing a SKE element by returning code 018.


019 Additional ITT place for PE with a priority subject (England only)


Code 019 'Additional ITT place for PE with a priority subject' should be returned with QualificationSubject.QUALSUBJECT code 100433 (Sport and exercise sciences), one of the codes listed below should be used in conjunction with it.


Subject CodeLabel
100346Biology
100343Applied biology
100417Chemistry
101038Applied chemistry
100425Physics
100425 and 100403 Physics with Mathematics
100403Mathematics
100366Computer science
100409Geography
100320English studies
101410Historical linguistics
100333Welsh language
101420Latin language
101126Classical Greek studies
100300Classical studies
100321French language
100323German language
100326Italian language
100332Spanish language
101142Portuguese language
100330Russian languages
100329Modern languages
100302History

Physics with mathematics - Subject codes 100425 and 100403 should be returned to identify this course.


020 HEFCW funded degree apprenticeship scheme (Wales only)


Code 020 should be used for degree apprenticeships in Wales that are part of the scheme being funded by HEFCW from 2018/19. Degree apprenticeships will be delivered at level 6. These differ to the higher apprenticeships coded as 004 as higher apprenticeships in Wales are funded through the Welsh Governments work-based learning contract and are delivered at levels 4 and 5.


021 GO Wales placement (Wales only)


Code 021 should be used for Students in Wales that are on work placements as part of the GO Wales Achieve through Work Experience scheme being funded by HEFCW. More information can be found on the HEFCW website: https://www.hefcw.ac.uk/policy_areas/business_and_communities/go_wales.aspx


022 Institute of Coding (IoC) (England only)


Code 022 will be used to monitor students who are studying as part of the Institute of Coding (IoC) initiative.


023 Industry funded place attracting additional SFC-funded place for Undergraduate Skills for Growth scheme (Scotland only)


For a Scottish provider to obtain an additional place funded through SFC's undergraduate Skills for Growth scheme, the provider has for obtain funding from industry for another place. Code 023 should be used to identify the students whose places are funded by industry and satisfy the criteria for attracting an additional place through SFC's undergraduate Skills for Growth scheme.


024 Institute of Technology (IoT)


In order to support the competition set up by DfE that seeks to establish new Institutes of technology (IoT) providers are required to meet key performance metrics as part of the awarding of a IoT title. This is applicable to providers in England only. Further information can be found here.


025/026 Transition to Teach/Now Teach


For more information please see the following links:


Transition to Teach


Now Teach


These are two new ITT programmes that commenced in September 2019.


These programmes offer support and guidance to anyone moving into a career in education. They are designed for people who may be interested in using their skills, knowledge and life experience to become a teacher. Each programme helps individuals to understand their options and provide practical and individualised support to assist the transition to becoming a teacher.


They are both employment based, postgraduate programmes covering eBacc subjects.


Place supported by the SFC's Upskilling Fund


The SFC introduced the Upskilling Fund for 2019/20 to develop the capacity of universitis to offer short, flexible provision to allow people to upskill or reskill. Guidance on the types of courses and students that can be supported through this fund can be found on the SFC's website.


Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? No
Reason required To enable monitoring of specific schemes of importance to HESA's statutory and public purpose customers.
Field Length 3
References
Valid Values
Code Label
001 Abridged ITT course
003 Engineering conversion course pilot scheme
004 Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
005 Postgraduate loan eligibility
006 Q-Step
007 European Social Fund (ESF) Developing Scotland's Workforce (DSW) programme
009 Maths and Physics Chairs Programme
010 Primary General (with Maths)
011 Primary mathematics specialist
013 Extended PGCE (Supplementary training bursary)
014 Two-year full-time top up undergraduate degree (DfE funded)
015 Primary modern languages programme (DfE funded)
016 Articulation
017 Previously completed a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course
018 Currently on a course with subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) as a requirement
019 Additional ITT place for PE with a priority subject
020 HEFCW funded degree apprenticeship scheme
021 GO Wales Achieve through Work Experience Scheme
022 Institute of Coding (IoC)
023 Industry funded place attracting additional SFC-funded place for Undergraduate Skills for Growth scheme
024 Institute of Technology (IoT)
025 Transition to Teach
026 Now Teach
027 Place supported by the SFC's Upskilling Fund

Contact Liaison by email or on 01242 211144.