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NSS Pilot 2020

WHY TAKE THE NSS?

The National Student Survey (NSS) is open from 6 January to 30 April 2020.

The NSS gives students the opportunity to say what they think about their course at their university/college. You may have heard that students on short courses are not normally eligible for the NSS, however this yearwe are piloting approaches to widening the numbers of students who can participate in the NSS. As such, students on selected courses of one year full-time equivalent (FTE) at participating colleges and universities will have the opportunity to participate in the survey.

This pilot is being undertaken:

    1. to test and evaluate the processes required to include students on specified short courses in the NSS;
    2. to understand how students on these types of courses engage with the questionnaire;
    3. to examine and test approaches to analysing data from this group of students to ensure that the NSS continues to be a robust survey.

Your responses to the survey are being collected for research purposes, and will therefore not form part of the main NSS dataset and will not be published externally. However, your responses will be aggregated and then made available to your university or college subject to data publication thresholds and checks for robustness. Data provided to universities/colleges will be anonymised. Results will not be published more widely.

By taking part in this NSS pilot 2020, you are ensuring that the survey is relevant to students on courses like yours and that valuable student feedback can be collected and used for improving the student experience.

So, what do you think?

Provide us with your honest feedback about your experience by clicking 'Complete the Survey' above from 6 January.

The NSS Pilot 2020 is commissioned by the Office for Students (OfS), on behalf of the UK funding and regulatory bodies - Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), the Department for Economy Northern Ireland (DfENI), and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

The NSS Pilot 2020 is undertaken independently by Ipsos MORI. The survey respects the privacy of those taking part, and as such, individual responses are confidential and at no point will students be identified to their university/college.



Q&A For Students

What is the National Student Survey Pilot 2020?

The pilot is part of the work being undertaken by the UK funding and regulatory bodies to extend the coverage of the NSS to include students on top-up courses and courses of one year in length.

Universities and colleges have volunteered to participate in this pilot and students on eligible courses will be able to answer the NSS questions. The pilot will run at the same time as the main NSS survey from 6 January to 30 April 2020.

This pilot is being undertaken to:

  1. to test and evaluate the processes required to include students on specified short courses in the NSS;
  2. to understand how students on these types of courses engage with the questionnaire;
  3. to examine and test approaches to analysing data from this group of students to ensure that the NSS continues to be a robust survey.

The data obtained during this pilot will be used to understand how well the existing NSS processes and questionnaire work with these students.

How will the results from the National Student Survey Pilot 2020 be used?

Responses to the survey will be used for research purposes only. They will not form part of the main NSS dataset, and will not be published externally (on the Discover Uni or OfS website). Universities and colleges who have taken part in the pilot will receive their own response data, including optional banks of questions, own questions, and open-text comments, subject to existing publication thresholds and following completion of relevant analysis for robustness. Data provided to universities/colleges will be anonymised.

Who is eligible to take part in the National Student Survey 2020 Pilot?

Students who are studying on specific 1-year courses at a university or college who has volunteered to participate in the pilot will be eligible to take part.

What is the National Student Survey 2020 Pilot Evaluation Survey?

Students who have answered the NSS online are being given the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience. The evaluation survey asks questions on:

  • Clarity of communications
  • Survey Timing
  • Relevance
  • Burden

There is also an opportunity for students to make suggestions for improving the NSS.

The data obtained during this survey will be used to understand how existing NSS processes and the questionnaire work with these students.

Why am I being asked if I want to take part in further research?

The Office for Students (OfS), on behalf of the UK funding and regulatory bodies, intends to conduct follow-up research with students who take part in the NSS pilot 2020. The OfS would therefore like to be able to re-contact students who have responded to the pilot to ask if they would be willing to take part in further qualitative work.

By participating in this research, you will help to ensure that the NSS is relevant to students on courses like yours. The NSS collects valuable student feedback which is used to improve the student experience and to help prospective students choose where and what to study.

The data obtained during this research will be used to understand how existing NSS processes and the questionnaire work with these students.

What is being asked in the survey?

Core questions

The survey asks students in their final years to provide feedback on their courses in a nationally recognised format. There are 27 core questions, relating to the following aspects of the student experience:

  • Teaching on my course
  • Learning opportunities
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Academic support
  • Organisation and management
  • Learning resources
  • Learning community
  • Student voice
  • Overall Satisfaction

Open comments
You also have the opportunity to provide any positive and/or negative comments on your learning experience as a whole at your university or college. Your comments will be passed on anonymously to your university or college to help them identify where their strengths lie as well as any areas for improvement. Please note that the open-ended questions are optional and there is a maximum word limit of 4,000 characters.

To preserve your anonymity and that of others, please do not make comments that:

  • could enable you to be identified as an individual;
  • name individuals; or
  • make references that could identify another individual e.g. a course leader or head of department.

The National Student Survey Questionnaire

Optional Questions

Some universities/colleges have opted to ask their students optional questions appended to the 27 core questions. If you are a student at one such university/college, you will only be asked these additional questions after you have completed the core questionnaire online. Completion of these questions is not obligatory, therefore if you decline to do so, your answers for the core NSS questions will still be submitted. The extra questions should only take a few minutes to complete. The answers to these questions will only be provided to your universities/colleges and will not be made publicly available.

How do you ensure responses to the NSS are not biased or inappropriately influenced by universities or colleges?

To maintain integrity of the NSS data we need to ensure that students who complete the survey have not been influenced by their university/college, or any other parties, to respond in a way that does not reflect their true opinion.

The NSS is a unique opportunity for students to provide open and honest feedback about their course. While universities/colleges are encouraged to promote the survey and remind students to complete the NSS, they must not encourage students to reflect in their answers anything other than their genuine perceptions of their experience.

The OfS is responsible for managing the process for concerns that students have been inappropriately influenced in their completion of the NSS on behalf of the UK funding and regulatory bodies.

If someone has tried to influence your response inappropriately contact nssallegations@officeforstudents.org.uk

Why am I being asked more than 27 questions?

Universities/Colleges may choose up to six banks of optional questions and may include up to two additional questions specific to the university/college. Universities/Colleges are asked to agree with students' unions their choice of optional banks of questions for inclusion. The additional questions are only asked if you are completing the survey online and should take just a few minutes to complete. You will be asked if you want to continue with these additional questions when you have completed the core NSS questions online. If you choose not to complete the additional questions, your responses to the main survey will still be submitted.

Do all students answer the same questions?

All students will be asked these questions, the NSS consists of 27 core questions and two open-response questions (the NSS questionnaire can be found here). Universities/Colleges may choose up to six banks of optional questions and may include up to two additional questions specific to the university/college. Universities/Colleges are asked to agree with student's unions their choice of optional banks of questions for inclusion.

How long does it take to complete the NSS?

It only takes about ten minutes to complete the core NSS questions. Your university/college may choose to include some questions in addition to the core NSS questions, but you do not have to respond to these if you prefer not to.

How do I participate in the NSS?

Ipsos MORI will contact all eligible students by email or telephone.

Verification will take place to ensure you are eligible to take part in the survey. If you are eligible, your responses will be submitted to the survey. Once the survey questions have been completed, you will not be contacted again or receive any further reminders from Ipsos MORI.

We will initially attempt to contact you by email, and if we have no response, we will then contact you by telephone. The survey is linked to a live database of eligible students, which is updated on a regular basis so that students who have already completed the NSS will not receive further invitations. If you have completed the survey but still receive an invitation or a reminder, it may be due to our inability to match the details you supplied, to the ones supplied by your university/college. There may also be some overlap between when you sent your response and when we re-contacted you.

Where did you get my contact details, and how are they stored?

Your contact details have been supplied to Ipsos MORI by your university/college under the OfS's authority on behalf of the other funders. Ipsos MORI have been commissioned to conduct the NSS Pilot 2020 and will only use students' details strictly for the purpose of this survey. All students' details will be removed from Ipsos MORI's systems when the project has been completed in Summer 2020. Ipsos MORI is a member of the Market Research Society and all details and responses will be handled in full accordance with data protection legislation.

I have tried to complete the survey online but it does not recognise me as eligible.

If you cannot access the survey, we would advise that you check the validation information that you have entered. Please also check that you are eligible to complete the survey, by using the eligibility checking function here. You can also contact us at: thestudentsurvey@ipsos.com.

Why have I received a reminder to complete the NSS when I have already completed the survey?

If you have received a reminder from Ipsos MORI after completing the survey, there may be three reasons for this:

  1. We have not received your completed questionnaire. It may be that you did not fully complete and submit your response. In this case, we ask that you please fully complete the survey again.
  2. We could not match your details to our database (which contains all students who are eligible to take part) to validate your response. We need to ensure that the response we received is from you to validate it. Please complete the survey again and provide accurate identification information to allow us to validate your response.
  3. There was an overlap between when you submitted your response and the updating of our database. We update our database daily throughout the survey period to limit this occurrence, but some respondents sometimes slip through. Please contact thestudentsurvey@ipsos.com to check if we have logged your completed response.

Once you have completed the NSS and your response has been validated, you should receive no further communication from Ipsos MORI.

Please note that in addition to reminders from Ipsos MORI, you may receive a reminder from your university/college. This is because they are not supplied with the details of those that have or have not completed the survey and therefore cannot target their emails to students who have not yet responded. We do not provide this information to universities/colleges to help maintain student anonymity.

If you continue to receive reminders from Ipsos MORI and you believe there has been an error, please contact Ipsos MORI at: thestudentsurvey@ipsos.com.

Will my responses be confidential?

Your responses to the survey are strictly confidential, and all responses are anonymised before they are made available to your university/college. All responses remain confidential excluding exceptional circumstances where there is evidence the respondent or others are at risk of harm. Information is used in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Please read the full Privacy Statement below for more details.

What if I don’t want to complete the NSS?

Participation in the NSS is voluntary so if you do not wish to take part, you can simply opt out of the survey.


At any stage that Ipsos MORI contacts you directly (6 January– 30 April), you can state that you do not wish to take part. You will then not be contacted again by Ipsos MORI. However, you must actively opt out if you do not wish to be surveyed – not responding to the email or telephone interview does not constitute an opt-out. If you have a preferred method of contact, you can also choose to opt out of specific stages of the survey (e.g. the online survey), or you can opt out of all stages by clicking here.

We need to be sure of the identity of the student opting out. We therefore ask for the same identification information as for those responding to the survey.

Can I change or withdraw my survey responses?

We do accept additional comments to the open questions. If you would like to make any additional comments, please contact us at thestudentsurvey@ipsos.com. Please note that to append additional comments to your submitted survey responses, we will ask you for some verification information.


Respondents are also entitled to request that part or all of their record of the survey/research be deleted. However due to publication timetables, any requests to change responses should be made by 30 April 2020. For further information, please contact us at thestudentsurvey@ipsos.com.

How can I be sure that my concerns expressed in the survey are acted upon?

The NSS is a predominantly quantitative study and the results are analysed at aggregated level. Student comments are anonymised and named individuals removed. The data are not intended to address respondents' requests at a personal, individual level. If students have concerns about their own or others' health and wellbeing, they should raise this with their welfare services at their university/college, as this will provide the quickest response.

Who should I contact if I have a query?

If you have a question about the National Student Survey that has not been answered on this website, then feel free to email either thestudentsurvey@ipsos.com, nss@officeforstudents.org.uk or click here.



Privacy

About this privacy notice

This notice applies to the NSS Pilot 2020. To view the privacy notice for the NSS please click here.

This notice sets out information about who processes your information, what they use it for, the legal bases for this processing, and your rights under data protection legislation. This notice is regularly reviewed and sometimes updated, for example when organisations change their name, or to clarify how your information is used. Updates may be made at any time and you will always find the most up to date version at https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss/contacts-and-privacy/

Who carries out the NSS Pilot and Why?

The NSS is being carried out by Ipsos MORI, an independent research agency, on behalf of the Office for Students (OfS) and UK funding and regulatory bodies.

The OfS is the regulator of the higher education sector in England and has certain statutory functions set out in the Higher Education and Research Act 2017. The NSS forms part of OfS's legal requirement under this Act to ensure the quality of higher education in the providers it funds.

The OfS, the Department for Economy Northern Ireland (DfENI), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) have a statutory role in ensuring the quality of teaching in higher education is assessed. The OfS and its partners believe that students' views should form an important part of the assessment.

You can find more information about OfS and the work that they do on our website: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/.

The OfS has commissioned the survey on behalf of the UK funding and regulatory bodies – DfENI, HEFCW, and the SFC. The NSS is a key component of the wider regulatory landscape in UK higher education and these bodies are responsible for funding the survey. The OfS may share student information, or parts of it, with these bodies who also use the survey results in the exercise of their statutory functions.

The commissioners of the survey are operating as controllers in common of the NSS dataset. The OfS is the 'data controller' of any personal information collected within scope of this privacy notice.

Ipsos MORI is a 'processor' working on behalf of the OfS to administer the NSS.

Both the OfS and Ipsos MORI are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and you can check the entry details here: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/what-we-do/register-of-data-controllers/

What is the purpose of the NSS 2020 Pilot and what is the legal basis for processing my personal information?

The NSS was designed to survey all final year undergraduate students on courses leading to qualifications which are longer than one year of full-time study or its part time equivalent. This meant that some students studying HE courses could not take part in the survey and share their experience on the quality of their course.

The current restrictions on eligibility have led to gaps in the data held about the student experience across a large range of higher education courses which impacts on the information available to:

  • Inform prospective students' choices
  • Provide data that supports universities and colleges in improving the student experience
  • Support public accountability

To address this issue the UK Funding and regulatory bodies (Department for Economy Northern Ireland, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, Office for Students and Scottish Funding Council) are now working on plans to include these students, which will start with a pilot in the NSS 2020. This pilot survey will;

  1. Test and evaluate the administrative processes required to include these students in the main NSS survey for 2020.
  2. Understand how this group of students answer the survey and evaluate whether existing questions are relevant.

Under data protection legislation, a legal basis is required to be able to process your information. In this case, the legal basis is:

  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Controller (see GDPR Article 6(1)(e) and for statistical and research purposes (see GDPR Article 89)
  • Processing of special categories of data is necessary for statistical and research purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) and Schedule 1 part (4) of the DPA 2018 (see GDPR Article 9(2)(j)).

Who sees my personal information and how are my contact details obtained?

The OfS may, from time to time, engage other non-statutory bodies or agents to carry out functions on their behalf. The OfS has appointed Ipsos MORI to carry out this survey (NSS). The OfS then requests student contact details from Universities and Colleges to be passed to Ipsos MORI in order to be able to conduct this the NSS Pilot survey. The OfS, as the data controller, will retain control of any personal data transferred under contract with non-statutory bodies.

For the purposes of the NSS and the pilot survey, Ipsos MORI is acting as the 'data processor' on behalf of the OfS. The OfS has a data protection agreement in place with Ipsos MORI, which provides the necessary protection under the law to safeguard students' information. For example, they are forbidden under contract with the OfS from using the NSS data they have for any other purpose.

The OfS is committed to protecting your personal information and being clear about what information we hold about you and how we use it. The OfS is the "data controller" of any personal information collated and transferred under contract with these survey agents. Your personal information will be kept strictly confidential by all parties involved, will be stored securely within the European Economic Area and will not be transferred outside that territory.

What personal information do you collect about me?

Universities and Colleges who are participating in the NSS 2020 Pilot will provide the following details to Ipsos MORI:

  • date of birth,
  • course details and
  • the unique identifiers of eligible students.

Ipsos MORI will also be provided with contact details (names, email addresses and telephone numbers) of these students by their university or college, purely for the purpose of delivering the survey. If you consent to being re-contacted for further research, these will be transferred to the OfS. They will not be shared with any external organisation. Ipsos MORI are also supplied with the language preference for students that would like to complete the survey in Welsh.

In addition, your survey responses are collected through the survey instrument. Ipsos MORI collect meta-data such as screen resolution, method of participation and time taken to complete the survey. This information is supplied to the OfS and is used only for survey development and evaluation purposes.

We can assure you that you will NOT be identifiable in any published results.

Special category data

The OfS will also match this data with the following special category data received from HESA and students' ILR:

  • Ethnicity
  • Religion (if applicable)
  • Disability (if applicable)

How long will your personal information be held for?

Your personal data will be used for the purposes of the NSS Pilot only. Ipsos MORI will destroy all student contact details soon after the survey is complete, and Ipsos MORI will securely remove all other student data from their computer systems and transfer it to the OfS.

If you consent to being re-contacted for further research, the OfS will retain your contact details for no longer than 9 months.

Responses to the NSS will be retained indefinitely by the OfS for use in producing statistical analysis and research into quality and student experience, and trends in higher education. The information will not be used to make any decisions about individuals and any reports we publish will not include individualised data.

How will my personal information be used?

The personal information (student contact details) provided by your universities and college is used solely by Ipsos MORI to invite you to participate in the survey and to validate that the correct individuals are responding to the survey.

If you consent to being re-contacted for further research, the OfS or its appointed contractor may contact you individually, inviting you to participate in further research.

How do I opt out of being contacted by Ipsos MORI to complete the survey?

You can ask Ipsos MORI to remove your details from the contact list being used for this survey, but Ipsos MORI will ask you to confirm your details to ensure that the correct records are removed from the database. It is important that students verify their identity so the NSS provides robust data for potential students and their advisors to make informed choices. If a student opts out at any stage, all personal information (contact details, date of birth, etc.) will be securely and permanently deleted from the contact list used for this survey and they will not be contacted by Ipsos MORI again. Students may do this using the 'opt out' form on the thestudentsurvey.com website, or by contacting Ipsos MORI or the OfS.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be necessary for the OfS to analyse student-level data relating to refusals or opt outs. In this case, Ipsos MORI will securely transfer data to the OfS about students who have actively opted out of the survey.

For further information, please contact the research team at thestudentsurvey@ipsos.com.

How will the results of the survey be used?

The OfS and the UK funding and regulatory bodies will use the results of the NSS 2020 pilot survey for the following purposes:

For analysis. This may result in the UK funding and regulatory bodies undertaking research or the release of data, including any open comments that you may make, to OfS-approved users (on behalf of the other UK funding and regulatory bodies), such as academic researchers and sector organisations for the purpose of conducting analysis or research. The OfS will retain control of the data under contract with such users or if that user is subcontracting, we will require they have the same controls. Reports will only present anonymised and aggregated data. These reports will have certain Special Category data appended, provided to the UK funding and regulatory bodies by HESA. These categories are ethnicity, religion (for Northern Ireland only), and disability (if applicable).

  • Your responses to the NSS will be used for research purposes, which includes providing information to allow the UK HE funding and regulatory bodies to fulfil their statutory roles. The results of this research will be anonymous and provided in the form of statistical information only. We can assure you that you will NOT be identifiable in any shared results.
  • Your participation in this research, together with your individual responses to the questions, will be kept strictly confidential in line with information security requirements and standards as agreed between Ipsos MORI and OfS. We can also assure you that any information you provide during this research will NOT be used for marketing, nor will we sell your information to any third parties. If you have any questions about the NSS, please contact the research team at thestudentsurvey@ipsos.com.
  • Universities and colleges who have taken part in the pilot will receive their own response data, including optional banks of questions, own questions and open-text comments, subject to existing publication thresholds and following completion of relevant analysis for robustness. This data is provided to help them identify strengths and where improvements need to be made. All data provided to universities and colleges will be anonymised ensuring no individual student can be identified. These data will have certain Special Category data appended, provided to the UK funding and regulatory bodies by HESA. These categories are ethnicity, religion (for Northern Ireland only), and disability (if applicable).
  • These results may include the text of any comments that students provide at the end of the questionnaire. This text will not be attributed to individuals and students are advised to avoid making comments that: could enable them to be individually identified; name individuals; or make references that could identify an individual. Although names are removed from the NSS feedback, it may still be possible for those working at an institution to identify themselves and colleagues. Therefore, such information may be personal data and universities/colleges are asked to bear this in mind when processing the data.

How do the OfS and Ipsos MORI ensure your personal information is held securely?

The OfS and Ipsos MORI take responsibilities to keep your personal information secure very seriously. As such, we take every reasonable precaution to ensure your information is protected from loss, theft or misuse. These precautions include appropriate physical security of our offices, controlled access to computer systems and use of secure, encrypted internet connections when collecting personal information.

Ipsos MORI has regular internal and external audits of its information security and is registered to the International Standard for Information Security, ISO 27001. Ipsos MORI is a member of the Market Research Society, which means we sign up to carrying out market research in an ethical and compliant way.

The OfS has a number of security measures in place to protect your personal information, including accreditation to the Cyber Essentials PLUS standard for cyber security, and mandatory staff training in data protection and information security on joining OfS and then on an annual basis.

How can I exercise my rights under the data protection legislation?

All information is used in compliance with data protection legislation (the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018). Once your personal information has been collected, you have certain rights in relation to that personal information that may be exercised, including the right to:

• A copy of your personal information, via a process known as a Subject Access Request

• Correct inaccurate personal information held about you

• Ask for your personal information to be deleted (within certain limits)

• Restrict processing of your personal information

All these rights have certain limitations depending on the request and the purpose for which we are holding your personal information.

If you have any concerns about the use of data for these purposes or would like to exercise one of your rights above, including making a Subject Access Request, please contact the Data Protection Officer at the OfS by emailing dp@officeforstudents.org.uk, or by visiting https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/contact/how-to-request-information-from-us/. You may also make this request by post, by writing to the following address:

Data Protection Officer

Nicholson House

Lime Kiln Close

Stoke Gifford

BRISTOL

BS34 8SR

A Subject Access Request will be fulfilled within one month of receipt of the request. The OfS will determine if any of the relevant exemptions apply, so information may be redacted accordingly. This includes any content that: contains the personal data of a third party or otherwise identifies a third party; would prejudice the prevention or detection of a crime; contains legal advice; contains data that, if disclosed, would adversely affect the ability of the UK funding & regulatory bodies to carry out their public functions. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and the OfS will apply any exemptions on a case-by-case basis.

Any requests to rectify or delete personal information will be processed as soon as possible after receipt of the request. Please note that not all personal data can be deleted where this would adversely affect the ability of the UK funding & regulatory bodies to carry out their public functions.

To ensure that any of the above processes are applied to the correct data subject, the OfS may require some further identifying information. This may include a date of birth, or a copy of a data subject's passport or driving licence.

Further information can be found about these rights and our processes for handling such requests on the OfS website at:

https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/ofs-privacy/individual-rights-under-the-general-data-protection-regulation/

If we are not able to resolve the issue to your satisfaction, you can also make a complaint to the data protection supervisory authority. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and they can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Email: casework@ico.org.uk

How can I find out about the use of Cookies on the NSS website?

The NSS website uses cookies to help provide you with a good experience when you browse the site and to make site improvements. For further information about the use of Cookies on the NSS website please see:

https://www.thestudentsurvey.com/cookies.php

How can I obtain further details about this privacy statement or our compliance with it?

If you have any questions or require further information about this privacy statement, Ipsos MORI's compliance with data protection laws or the information held about you for this research; please contact the OfS using the details above or Ipsos MORI's Compliance Department. They can be contacted by email sent to: compliance@ipsos.com with 19-050405-01 NSS 2020 as the subject or by letter sent to: Ref: 19-050405-01 NSS 2020, Compliance Department, Ipsos MORI UK Ltd, 3 Thomas More Square, London, E1W 1YW.

Can I provide feedback on the NSS?

Yes. Ipsos MORI, the OfS and the UK funding and regulatory bodies are committed to continuously improving the NSS. Should you have a question, comment and/or complaint about this research please contact Ipsos MORI at thestudentsurvey@ipsos.com or the OfS at nss@officeforstudents.org.uk, or by letter sent to: National Student Survey, Ipsos MORI, Kings House, Kymberley Road, Harrow, HA1 1PT

Eligibility criteria for the NSS Pilot

Final-year students and equivalent who are studying on one of the below programmes of study:


HESA COURSEAIM

Course aim description

H00

First degree with honours (1-year FTE top ups)

C30

HNC

C20

CertHE

J30

HND

J10

Foundation degree


For further Education Colleges in England:

ILR OFSQAIM

Course aim description

FIRST

Top up degree

FOUDEG

Foundation degree

HNC

HNC

HND

HND

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