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HE providers: V3 supply side

Please note, version 3 pages are still available for your reference, but we have disabled links to avoid confusion: please refer to the Data Futures Resources page for project documents for your consideration.

The diagram below shows high-level view of how the demand-side segments are collected. In this case, the diagram is aligned to a 3-year full-time programme of study. Note funding and monitoring (S6) is not shown on this diagram.

It is built out from the V2 original concept separating the demand and supply side and using the segment approach to submitting data.

There is no concept of an academic year. Providers will have different – for example – registration dates within the calendar. These will submitted to the natural event timeline fixed to the period between when the event occurs and when the data is required for a reference point.

More detail on data journeys is available on the Data Futures Resources page as Collection Design: Collection Schedule.

The collection segments have been designed to reflect a natural sequence of business events, e.g. traditional course data is available before student data.

There is no concept of an academic year. Providers will have different – for example – registration dates within the calendar. These will submitted to the natural event timeline, not an artificial one at a fixed point in time.

Segments can be returned separately close to the point of capture or simultaneously. In the latter case, this must respect the dependencies between the segments, as shown in the Quality Assurance (QA) Approach.

Early submission of data will deliver providers operational and management information (MI) data based on visualisation, integration and enrichment.

Segments have different frequencies of change.  S0 and S1 should be relatively static, whereas S4 will be submitted more often. The model attempts to isolate these to the smallest number of items.

Funding and Monitoring (S6) is returned with many events contained in the other segments. For more detail, please refer to S6-Schematic and S6-Data Dictionary and what's changed from V2 to V3.

Onward outputs are dependent on one or more segments. See Demand-side for more information.

Outputs are still calendar-based, segments are business event-based – therefore the model should be considered a hybrid.