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Initial Teacher Training 2022/23 (C22053): Notification of changes to personal characteristics data

Published 30/09/2021.

This page summarises the changes to the ITT record that will be implemented for 2022/23 (C22053), relating to the outcomes from the personal characteristics and equality data consultation. 

The annex from the consultation has now been updated with the outcomes. This shows current field specifications and maps them to the new proposals. 

HESA will be working on the detailed guidance and recommended questions in the coming months.

Providers in England

Student.DISABLE

Change valid entries to:

Code Label
00 No known impairment, health condition or learning difference
58 Blind or have a visual impairment uncorrected by glasses
57 D/deaf or have a hearing impairment
59 Development condition that you have had since childhood which affects motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills, and speech and language
51 Learning difference such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D
54 Long-term illness or health condition such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, chronic heart disease, or epilepsy
55 Mental health condition, challenge or disorder, such as depression, schizophrenia or anxiety
56 Physical impairment (a condition that substantially limits one or more basic physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, lifting or carrying)
53 Social/communication conditions such as a speech and language impairment or an autistic spectrum condition
96 An impairment, health condition or learning difference not listed above
98 Prefer not to say
99 Not available
  • Code 08 "Multiple disabilities" has been removed and the field changed to allow maximum occurrences of up to 9 occurrences instead. 
  • Change guidance question to: Do you have an impairment, health condition or learning difference that has substantial and long-term impact on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities?
  • Continuing students should be asked this question every year, so any changes made should be picked up anyway. This includes the changes for those who responded with “Multiple disabilities” previously. 
  • Not included in UK censuses, so following Advance HE guidance.
  • Definitions: Prefer not to say – student doesn’t want to declare the information; Not available – the provider is not able to get this data in order to send it to HESA.

Student.ETHNIC 

Change valid entries to: 

Code Label E
180 Arab Y
100 Asian - Bangladeshi or Bangladeshi British Y
101 Asian - Chinese or Chinese British Y
103 Asian - Indian or Indian British Y
104 Asian - Pakistani or Pakistani British Y
119 Any other Asian background Y
120 Black - African or African British Y
121 Black - Caribbean or Caribbean British Y
139 Any other Black background Y
140 Mixed or multiple ethnic groups - White or White British and Asian or Asian British Y
141 Mixed or multiple ethnic groups - White or White British and Black African or Black African British Y
142 Mixed or multiple ethnic groups - White or White British and Black Caribbean or Black Caribbean British Y
159 Any other Mixed or Multiple ethnic background Y
160 White - English, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish or British Y
163 White - Gypsy or Irish Traveller Y
166 White - Irish Y
168 White - Roma Y
179 Any other White background Y
899 Any other ethnic background Y
997 Not known Y
998 Prefer not to say Y
999 Not available Y
  • Change guidance question to: What is your ethnicity or ethnic group?
  • Continuing students should be asked this question every year, so any changes made should be picked up anyway.
  • Data chosen to align with the census in England.
  • Definitions: Not known – student doesn’t know the information; Prefer not to say – student doesn’t want to declare the information; Not available – the provider is not able to get this data in order to send it to HESA.

Student.NATIOND

This field will be removed from the record. 

Student.SEXID

Discussions are on-going about the best implementation for this data.