Student load(STULOAD)


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Key

Value

Name
Student load
Short Name
STULOAD
Parent Entity
TypeField
Applicable To
Scotland
Coverage

All StudentCourseSessions at providers in Scotland where StudentCourseSession.SCSENDDATE exists

Description
This field indicates the provider's best academic judgement of the Full Time Equivalence (FTE) of the student for this StudentCourseSession.
Notes

This field records the FTE that the student completed during the StudentCourseSession.This is only required to be submitted once the StudentCourseSession has ended so that an accurate FTE for the student's activity can be recorded.

For students who are studying outside the UK throughout their Engagement but are returned in the Student record as they will spend more than 8 weeks in the UK during their Engagement (PRINONUK = 01) STULOAD must reflect only that part of the course undertaken in the UK.  

This cannot be exact in all cases and a strict pro-rata model is not expected. The aim is to give a better approximation than the use of arbitrary conversion factors.

Reason Required
To monitor intensity of study and to allow analysis by FTE rather than by headcount. Particularly significant for analysing load and allocations of funding for part-time students.
Field Length
4
Quality RulesQuality Rules to follow
Minimum Occurrence
0
Maximum Occurrence
1
Primary Key?
False
Revision History
Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes
1.0.01.0Additional guidance added for students studying outside the UK throughout their Engagement.