Activity duration amount(ACTDURATION)

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Activity duration amount
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All OffVenueActivity entities.

This field is used to indicate the duration of the off-venue activity in the units indicated by OffVenueActivity.ACTDURATIONTYPE.

The OffVenueActivity.ACTDURATION and OffVenueActivity.ACTDURATIONTYPE fields record the amount of time the student spends on the off-venue activity. This will be the duration of the off-venue activity so provider holiday periods (such as Christmas and Easter), breaks for weekends or any other gaps should be excluded. It is not required to account for the individual annual leave taken by the student.

Off-venue activities that contain more than 20 days duration of activity are mandatory to return. Off-venue activities that are between 5 and 20 days duration but, when combined with other Off-venue activities achieved over the Student Course Session, sum to a total length of 20 days or more must also be returned. All activity should be reported in the reference period where the 20 day duration has been achieved.

This field should be returned as a positive, whole integer.


Where the duration of the off-venue activity is 3 months, this will be reported by returning a value of 3 in OffVenueActivity.ACTDURATION to indicate the duration of the activity and 01 'Months' in OffVenueActivity.ACTDURATIONTYPE to indicate the unit of time.


The following is an extract from current ITT Criteria located on the website which gives an indication of the typical number of days required for each route:

Training programmes are designed to provide trainee teachers with sufficient time being trained in schools, early years and/or further education settings to enable them to demonstrate that they have met all the standards for QTS. This means they would typically be structured to include at least the following periods of time to be spent in training in schools, early years or further education settings:

  • A four year undergraduate programme - 160 days (32 weeks)
  • A one, two or three year undergraduate programme - 120 days (24 weeks)
  • A secondary graduate (non-salaried) programme - 120 days (24 weeks)
  • A primary graduate (non-salaried) programme - 120 days (24 weeks)
  • A salaried programme - As determined by the training programme
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Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes amended to be consistent. updated to remove the requirement for teacher training placements to be reported in days. update to clarify holiday definition.