Teacher reference number(TRN)


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Key

Value

Name
Teacher reference number
Short Name
TRN
Parent Entity
TypeField
Applicable To
England Wales
Coverage

All Engagements at providers in England where Course.TTCID= 01.

All Engagements at providers in Wales where Course.TTCID=01 and (QualificationAwardAccreditation.QUALAWARDACCID =20201-20212) and (the awarded Qualification.QUALCAT equals H0003 or I0001) except where Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE exists or(Leaver.ENGENDDATE - Engagement.ENGSTARTDATE <= 14 days and RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12).

Optional for Engagements at providers in Wales where Course.TTCID=01 and (QualificationAwardAccreditation.QUALAWARDACCID = 20201-20212) and (the awarded Qualification.QUALCAT= M0016, M0018, H0013 or I0005) except where Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE exists or(Leaver.ENGENDDATE - Engagement.ENGSTARTDATE <= 14 days and RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12).

Description
This field holds the reference number allocated to each student prior to course completion for the training of teachers.
Notes

This number will stay with the teacher throughout their career within the teaching profession.

The reference number required is the Teacher Reference Number (formerly known as a DfES number). The number is allocated by the Department for Education when details of a trainee are entered onto their system and the trainee's record created. The number allocated is a seven digit number.

Where the student is in coverage for this field but they do not have a TRN, such as non-UK students, 999999998 should be returned.

If the student has a TRN but it is not known by the provider, code 999999999 'not available' should be returned.

Reason Required
To link with teaching career information; used by the DfE, and EWC in Wales.
Field Length
9
Quality RulesQuality Rules to follow
Minimum Occurrence
0
Maximum Occurrence
1
Primary Key?
False
Revision History
Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes
1.3.01.1Coverage updated to match legacy Student and Student Alternative returns - change to exclude 2 week SLC rule for providers in Wales.
1.5.11.2Coverage updated to match legacy Student returns for Wales - Change to exclude 2 week SLC rule and where RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12.