2017-18 student numbers
Calculating student numbers: overview of method
Please note the method document was updated on 27 March 2019 to reflect the changes made to the student number algorithms, following feedback from higher education providers.
Calculating student numbers: technical document
Please note this document was updated as follows:
- January 2018: Updated to correct a field name in footnote 6.
- 27 March 2019: Following feedback from higher education providers, we made changes to the algorithms to exclude those ILR records which have been closed to correct an incorrect LEARNPLANENDDATE, to exclude ILR records which relate to teaching provision rather than registered provision, and to use the PRIORLEARNFUNDADJ field to determine the proportion of a course that each ILR record represents.
The previous version stated that the algorithms would apply to applications for transfer from the further education to the higher education sector received on or after 1 August 2019. This has been updated to 1 April 2019.