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74808 On-entry data

As communicated in Data Futures: programme update, Data Futures will not be going live in 2019/20. As part of the work, we are reviewing the data model and associated specification items: our data specification overview provides a list of available items according to their status.


As announced on 28 August 2019, on moving to discrete collections a new EntryProfile entity is being created to record the information statutory customers require when a student starts a programme of study. The EntryQualificationAward will move to become a child of the EntryProfile entity.

74808 on-entry data

The rationale for this change was to allow on-entry data to be returned only once and then pulled forward for future submissions so that providers do not need to re-enter this information. This change was made to mimic the current reporting behaviour to minimise change between the discrete collection and legacy collections. Since announcing this change, discussion with providers and statutory customers have identified advantages and disadvantages to this approach. We are therefore seeking your views on two different approaches: 1) to automatically pull through on-entry data for future submissions and 2) for providers to re-state the on-entry data every collection the programme of study is reported. 

This consultation considers two ways of returning on-entry data to understand the preferences of providers.

Multiple responses

The ‘save later’ option allows multiple users from one organisation to engage with the consultation. Once you click the ‘save later’ option you will receive a unique link. 

Please ensure that you read all of the information supplied in each section before answering the questions.

Once the required questions have been completed, a ‘Finish’ button will appear at the bottom of the consultation. Pressing this will complete the consultation and send your responses for analysis. Please do not click through to finish until you are satisfied with all of your answers.

74808: Give us your views

A PDF of the consultation is available to download. Please note, this is for reference only; we will only be accepting online responses.

Download 74808: On-entry data consultation text