Post 16 Census

Bringing together all of the information you need to stay up to date with the latest changes for Post 16 Census.

About Post 16 Learning Aims

Schools with a Sixth Form are required to provide details about Learning Aims once a year in the School Census Autumn Return.

The return collects information about Learning Aims that were undertaken during the academic year 2017/2018 as well as those that were started or continued during the academic year 2018/2019. Learning Aims are collected for students taught in Year 12 and above during the Learning Aim collection period (01/08/2017 to 04/10/2018).

Schools must ensure that the Learning Aims submitted in the return are those for which they wish to claim funding. Local Authorities and Academies should refer to the DfE website (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/funding-education-for-16-to-19-year-olds) for relevant information.

What Post 16 Data is Collected?

The following Post 16 information is collected in the School Census Autumn 2017 Return:

  • Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN) – now known as Qualification Number (QN)
  • Discount Code – now known as Subject Classification Code (SCC)
  • Start Date of the Learning Aim
  • Planned End Date of the Learning Aim
  • Actual End Date of the Learning Aim
  • Current Status of the Learning Aim, i.e. Completed, Continuing, Withdrawn, Transferred
  • Learning Aim withdrawal reason, e.g. illness, injury, etc.
  • Core Aim (the primary Learning Aim being undertaken in a student’s programme of study)
  • Partner UKPRN – sub-contracting UK partner
  • Maths and English GCSE Prior attainment for each student in year 12 and above for whom Learning Aims are collected
  • Traineeship – an education and training programme.

NOTE: All Learning Aims are collected regardless of their duration, provided the dates are within the collection period, i.e. from 01/08/2017 to 04/10/2018.  Previously Learning Aims of less than six weeks duration at census day were not collected.

 

Learning Aims data is collected for students within the following parameters:

For the Previous Academic Year (2017/2018):

Any student, regardless of age, who has been on-roll between the 01/08/2017 and 31/07/2018 who has participated in a Learning Aim whilst in National Curriculum Year 12 or above.

In the Current Academic Year (2018/2019):

Any student, regardless of age, who has been on-roll between the 01/08/2018 and 04/10/2018 (census day) who has participated in a Learning Aim whilst in National Curriculum Year 12 or above.

Dual Registered Students

Funding is only provided to the student’s main school and the Learning Aims for dual registered students must be returned by the main school. Subsidiary schools must not submit Learning Aims for dual registered students who are not on-roll at their school.

Supporting Documents and Files

 

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