Reference period(REFPERIOD)


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Key

Value

Name
Reference period
Short Name
REFPERIOD
Parent Entity
TypeField
Applicable To
England Northern Ireland Wales
Coverage

All ReferencePeriodStudentLoad entities

Description
This field records the reference period that the ReferencePeriodStudentLoad.FTE applies to.
Notes

This records the reference period that the FTE is being recorded for. A value of 01 is expected in this field for 22056 and 23056 due to these being annual collections. This combined with the ReferencePeriodStudentLoad.YEAR therefore identifies the exact reference period that FTE is being recorded for.

The Open University is required to send this field for the Scottish part.

Reason Required
To uniquely identify the Full-time equivalence and enable linking between entities.
Field Length
2
Quality RulesQuality Rules to follow
Minimum Occurrence
1
Maximum Occurrence
1
Primary Key?
True
Valid Values
CodeCoding Frame Label
01Reference period 1
Revision History
Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes
1.4.01.1Valid entries 02 and 03 have been removed. Guidance update to clarify what data is expected in relation to FTE in an annual submission.
1.5.11.2Guidance added to confirm the Open University is required to report this field for the Scottish part.