Service student(SERSTU)


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Key

Value

Name
Service student
Short Name
SERSTU
Parent Entity
TypeField
Applicable To
Scotland
Coverage

Compulsory for all Students at providers in Scotland where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XH and Qualification.QUALCAT starts with H, I, J or C or is M0002, M0016 or M0018, except where (Leaver.ENGENDDATE - Engagement.ENGSTARTDATE <= 14 days and RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12) or (CourseInitiative.COURSEINITID = 027 or StudentInitiative.STUINITID = 027 or 030).

Optional for all Students at providers in Scotland where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XH and (Qualification.QUALCAT starts with E or M excluding M0002, M0016 or M0018), except where (Leaver.ENGENDDATE - Engagement.ENGSTARTDATE <= 14 days and RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12) or (CourseInitiative.COURSEINITID = 027 or StudentInitiative.STUINITID = 027 or 030).

Description
This field records whether the student is a Service Student
Notes

The definition of a service student to be used is that agreed upon by the Scotland Hub of the Service Children's Progression Alliance:

"A person who has a parent or carer who served or is serving in the regular or reservist British Armed Forces (Royal Navy; British Army; or Royal Air Force) at any point during the first 25 years of that person's life."

This information should be updated throughout a students Engagement where applicable.

Reason Required
Like veterans, Service children or children of military families are also one of SFC's 'At Risk' groups. These are students at risk of not achieving their full potential, from aspirations through to successful outcomes and appropriate employment. SFC asks Scottish HE providers to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant which is a promise from the nation to ensure that those who serve or who have served, and their families, are treated fairly. The Covenant covers all those who form the 'Armed Forces Community' which includes spouses, civil partners and children. The data would enable HE providers, SFC and other public bodies to make informed decisions about how to improve the higher education opportunities and experiences for students from service families.
Field Length
2
Quality RulesQuality Rules to follow
Minimum Occurrence
0
Maximum Occurrence
1
Primary Key?
False
Valid Values
CodeCoding Frame Label
01Service Student
02Not a service student
98Prefer not to say
99Not available
Revision History
Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes
1.0.01.0Removal of reference to Royal Marines.
1.3.01.1Change to exclude 2 week SLC rule and making postgraduate optional for providers in Scotland.
1.5.01.2Coverage amended to remove upskilling students at providers in Scotland.
1.5.11.3Coverage updated to exclude 2 week SLC rule and where RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12.