Disability (Disability)

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Short Name
This entity records the type of disability or disabilities that a student has, on the basis of the student's own self-assessment.
Uniquely Identified By
Applicable To
England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All students except where Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE exists or their (Leaver.ENGENDDATE - Engagement.ENGSTARTDATE <= 14 days and RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12) or (SessionStatus.STATUSCHANGEDTO = 02 for the entire reference period).  

Must not be returned for students outside of the stated coverage.


This data must be returned for all students in coverage at the start of their Engagement i.e. by the end of the reference period in which their first associated StudentCourseSession begins. 

Continuing students should be asked this question every year, and the data must be updated throughout a student's Engagement where applicable.

Quality Rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason Required
To permit disability-based analysis; for monitoring levels and trends in participation by particular groups of people; to monitor take-up of Disabled Students' Allowance as Disabled Students' Allowance is now not means tested; to support the allocation for disability premium; to permit analysis based on type of disability
Minimum Occurrences0
Maximum Occurrences
Child Fields
Revision History
Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes updated to match legacy Student and Student Alternative returns - change to exclude 2 week SLC rule and dormant students. updated to match legacy Student and Student Alternative returns to exclude 2 week SLC rule and where RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12.