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Student 2023/24 (23056): Notification of changes

This page summarises the changes to the Student record that will be implemented for 2023/24 (23056)

All providers

The following valid entries will be removed from the above fields as the initiatives are no longer required:

  • 001 ‘Abridged ITT Course
  • 007 ' European Social Fund (ESF) Developing Scotland's Workforce (DSW) programme '
  • 009 ‘Maths and Physics Chairs Programme’
  • 011 ‘Primary mathematics specialist’
  • 019 ‘Additional ITT place for PE with a priority subject’
  • 023 ' Industry funded place attracting additional SFC-funded place for Undergraduate Skills for Growth scheme '
  • 025 ‘Transition to Teach’
  • 032 ‘DfENI funded Taught Masters Studentships’

The following valid entry will be added to the CourseInitaitive.COURSEINITID field:

  • 035 ‘Higher Technical Qualifications’

This is in order to assess whether the intended number of learners are being reached by HTQs and whether there are underrepresented groups or gaps in provision.

The following valid entry labels and associated guidance will be updated in CourseInitiative.COURSEINITID and StudentInitiatives.STUINITID respectively:

  • 031 ‘Artificial Intelligence and Data Science postgraduate conversion course scholarship programme’
  • 034 ‘Artificial Intelligence and Data Science postgraduate conversion course scholarship programme’

Valid entry 031 captures courses that are part of the programme.

Valid entry 034 captures students that are in receipt of scholarships funded by the programme.

The following valid entries will be removed from Qualification.QUALCAT:

  • D0005 ‘Studying at level D, with formal or informal credit’
  • E0005 ‘Studying at level E, with formal or informal credit’

The following valid entries will be updated in Qualification.QUALCAT

  • L0003 ‘Studying at level D or L, with formal or informal credit’
  • M0024 ‘Studying at level E or M, with formal or informal credit’

This is due to the level of granularity in the previous valid entries not being required for students studying for formal or informal credits.

The guidance for this entity will be updated so that the proportion of the course delivered by the reporting provider does not need to be returned. The minimum occurrences of the entity will be reduced to 0.

This field will be moved to the Engagement entity and become Engagement.PRINONUK. The guidance has been updated to state that the full Engagement should be taken into account when returning the field. This field therefore logically sits at the Engagement level.

The following guidance will be removed from the field: ‘Channel Islands and Isle of Man domiciled students should be coded as code 01 'Eligible to pay home fees’. This guidance is no longer required as guidance is the same across the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Providers in Wales

The coverage of this field will be updated to include providers in Wales. This is required to monitor the number of estranged students in higher education. The data will be used by HEFCW and Welsh Government to report against widening access plans and allow HEPs to monitor policies for supporting vulnerable students. The coverage for providers in Wales will be:

All Students at providers in Wales where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE or IM and Qualification.QUALCAT starts with H, I, J or C or is M0002 and the Engagement.ENGSTARTDATE for the Engagement is after 2023-07-31 except where (Leaver.ENGENDDATE - Engagement.ENGSTARTDATE <= 14 days RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12).

Changes to be confirmed

A new apprenticeship standard is being developed and will be launched in September 2023. We expect that these students will be able to be identified by the return of an accreditation of GMC and an initiative of higher/degree apprenticeship. Guidance will be updated to reflect this once confirmed.

We are considering with UKRI whether a new valid entry is required in this field to record where multiple research councils are involved in funding a student’s Engagement.