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September 2006/37
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Returns should be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet by noon on Wednesday 22 November 2006


HEIFES06

Higher Education in Further Education: Students Survey 2006-07

This document asks further education colleges to complete the annual survey of students on recognised courses of higher education. The data will give us an early indication of the number of students on recognised courses of higher education at further education colleges in 2006-07; enable us to monitor the achievement of funding agreement targets for 2006-07; and, with data supplied to the Learning and Skills Council, inform our allocation of teaching funds for 2007-08.


To: Heads of further education colleges directly funded by HEFCE in 2006-07
Of interest to those responsible for: Student data, Funding
Reference: 2006/37
Publication date: September 2006
Enquiries to: e-mail the HEIFES team at heifes@hefce.ac.uk

Executive summary (read on-line)


Download

Main text and annexes (Annex H updated 27 November 2006)

[ MS Word 680K | Zipped Word 147K | Adobe PDF 195K | Zipped PDF 163K ]

Annex N: Sample tables

[ MS Excel 166K | Zipped Excel 31K ]

Appendices (Web only)

Appendix 1

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Appendix 2

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Explanatory notes for HEIFES06 workbook

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Executive summary

Purpose

1.   This document asks further education colleges (FECs) to complete the annual survey of students on recognised courses of higher education (HE).

Key points

2.   The data will:

  1. Give us an early indication of the number of students on recognised courses of HE at FECs in the academic year 2006-07.
  2. agreement targets for the academic year 2006-07.
  3. Together with the individualised learner record supplied to the Learning and Skills Council, inform our allocation of teaching funds for the academic year 2007-08.

3.   This document provides:

  1. Guidance notes for completing the Higher Education in Further Education: Students Survey 2006-07 (HEIFES06).
  2. Definitions used in the HEIFES06 survey.
  3. Examples of the survey tables, which will be available to download from the HEFCE extranet in November 2006.
  4. A summary of changes since HEIFES05 (Annex B).

4.   Information contained in the annexes will help colleges to complete the survey.

Annex A: HEIFES06: Getting started
Annex B: Summary of changes and clarifications since HEIFES05
Annex C: The HEIFES06 student population
Annex D: Recognised courses of HE
Annex E: Counting student activity
Annex F: Full-time equivalence for part-time students
Annex G: Residential and funding status
Annex H: Price groups
Annex I: Mode of study
Annex J: Level of study
Annex K: Long years of programme of study
Annex L: Table descriptions
Annex M: Descriptions of columns in tables
Annex N: Sample tables (see separate download)
Annex O: Audit of HEIFES05
Annex P: Glossary
Annex Q: Index

Appendix 1: Links between ILR (web only) and HEIFES data
Appendix 2: Validation checks (web only)

Appendices 1 and 2 contain detailed technical information.

Action required

5.   Returns should be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet, by noon on Wednesday 22 November 2006. Workbooks will be available to colleges at the beginning of November 2006.