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Returns must be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet by noon on Thursday 14 November 2013

Executive summary

Purpose

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

Key points

2. The data will:

  1. Enable us to review teaching funding and monitor recruitment against the student number control (SNC) for the academic year 2013-14.
  2. Together with the individualised learner record supplied to the Data Service, inform our initial allocation of teaching funds for the academic year 2014‑15.
  3. Give an early indication, including for government planning purposes, of the number of HE students studying in the academic year 2013-14.

3. This document provides:

  1. An introduction to the Higher Education in Further Education: Students Survey 2013-14 (HEIFES13) and how we use it to inform our funding, SNC allocations and monitoring.
  2. Guidance notes for completing the HEIFES13 survey.
  3. Definitions used in the HEIFES13 survey.
  4. Examples of the survey tables, which will be available to download from the HEFCE extranet in November 2013.
  5. A summary of changes since HEIFES12 (Annex B).

Action required

4. HEIFES13 should be completed by all further education colleges receiving HEFCE recurrent funds for teaching. Returns must be uploaded to the HEFCE extranet by noon on Thursday 14 November 2013. Workbooks will be available to colleges in November 2013.

5. A provisional timetable for the HEIFES13 return and 2014-15 funding round is summarised in Annex A.

Downloads

Main report

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Annex A: Outline timetable for HEIFES13 return and 2014-15 funding round

Download the HEIFES13 Annex A Outline timetable for HEIFES13 return and 2014-15 funding round as PDF (14 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex A Outline timetable for HEIFES13 return and 2014-15 funding round as MS Word (57 KB)

Annex B: Summary of changes and clarifications since HEIFES12

Download the HEIFES13 Annex B Summary of changes and clarifications since HEIFES12 as PDF (80 KB) |  Download the HEIFES13 Annex B Summary of changes and clarifications since HEIFES12 as MS Word (50 KB)

Annex C: Sample tables

Download the HEIFES13a as MS Excel Spreadsheet (321 KB)

Annex D: Getting started

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Annex E: Instructions for submitting completed HEIFES13 workbooks

Download the HEIFES13 Annex E Instructions for submitting completed HEIFES13 workbooks as PDF (131 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex E Instructions for submitting completed HEIFES13 workbooks as MS Word (85 KB)

Annex F: The HEIFES13 student population

Download the HEIFES13 Annex F The HEIFES13 student population as PDF (105 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex F The HEIFES13 student population as MS Word (67 KB)

Annex G: Recognised higher education courses

Download the HEIFES13 Annex G Recognised HE courses as PDF (90 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex G Recognised HE courses as MS Word (62 KB) 

Annex H: Counting student activity

Download the HEIFES13 Annex H Counting student activity as PDF (421 KB) |  Download the HEIFES13 Annex H Counting student activity as MS Word (382 KB)

Annex I: Completion and non completion

Download the HEIFES13 Annex I Completion and non completion as PDF (93 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex I Completion and non completion as MS Word (65 KB) 

Annex J: Full time equivalence for part-time students

Download the HEIFES13 Annex J Full time equivalence for pt students as PDF (40 KB) | Download the HEIFES13 Annex J Full time equivalence for pt students as MS Word (57 KB)

Annex K: Residential and funding status

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Annex L: Price groups

Download the HEIFES13 Annex L Price groups as PDF (116 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex L Price groups as MS Word (99 KB)

Annex M: Mode of study

Download the HEIFES13 Annex M Mode of study as PDF (157 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex M Mode of study as MS Word (67 KB)

Annex N: Level of study

Download the HEIFES13 Annex N Level of study as PDF (79 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex N Level of study as MS Word (50 KB) 

Annex O: Long years of programme of study

Download the HEIFES13 Annex O Long years of programme of study as PDF (71 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex O Long years of programme of study as MS Word (50 KB)

Annex P: Fee categories in Table 4

Download the HEIFES13 Annex P Fee categories in Table 4 as PDF (68 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex P Fee categories in Table 4 as MS Word (47 KB) 

Annex Q: Identification of old-regime and new-regime students

Download the HEIFES13 Annex Q Identification of old regime and new regime students as PDF (776 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex Q Identification of old regime and new regime students as MS Word (667 KB) 

Annex R: List of abbreviations

Download the HEIFES13 Annex R List of abbreviations as PDF (73 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex R List of abbreviations as MS Word (56 KB)

Annex S: Index

Download the HEIFES13 Annex S Index as PDF (73 KB)Download the HEIFES13 Annex S Index as MS Word (132 KB) 

Appendix 1: Validation of HEIFES13 data

Download the Appendix 1: Validation of HEIFES13 data as PDF (59 KB)Download the Appendix 1: Validation of HEIFES13 data as MS Word (60 KB)

Appendix 2: Verification checks on HEIFES13 data

Download the Appendix 2: Verification checks on HEIFES13 data as PDF (178 KB)Download the Appendix 2: Verification checks on HEIFES13 data as MS Word (121 KB)

Appendix 3: Guidance on the student number control grant adjustment table

Download the Appendix 3: Guidance on the student number control grant adjustment table as PDF (49 KB)Download the Appendix 3: Guidance on the student number control grant adjustment table as MS Word (70 KB)

Appendix 4: Guidance on the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 indicative funding worksheets

Download the Appendix 4: Guidance on the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 indicative funding worksheets as PDF (101 KB)Download the Appendix 4: Guidance on the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 indicative funding worksheets as MS Word (71 KB)

Date: 7 October 2013

Ref: HEFCE 2013/27

Of interest to those
responsible for:

Student data, Funding

Enquiries should be directed to:

 heifes@hefce.ac.uk