Student Data Collection Tool
Health Education England (HEE) launched a nationally standardised Student Data Collection Tool in March 2020 for the collection of degree level (and above) courses in health and care (excluding medics and healthcare scientists).
Through this tool, HEE is collecting data related to:
- How many students are studying; what they are studying and where.
- How many students successfully complete their studies and over what time period.
- Student attrition on non-medical tariff supported pre-registration courses.
- Students attracting salary support.
- Clinical placement activity.
The collection of this data directly informs financial payments including Non-Medical Education and Training (NMET) Tariff payments (often referred to as “placement tariff”) and enables HEE to understand current and plan future student activity, and the future workforce.
Since its launch, several changes have been made to the Student Data Collection Tool, to reflect feedback received from stakeholders, and in particular the feedback received from education and placement providers.
June 2021 collection changes:
- Placement activity to cover 15 February to 4th July. Student activity data to continue to cover 15 February to 30th June: This is in response to feedback from Education Providers of the difficulty to submit data for half weeks.
- Requirement for a unique course identifier: Education Providers to include a cohort unique identifier in their submission. This will enable HEE to link the data collections in a more robust way, which would enable more accurate attrition modelling to be undertaken. There is already a field in the collection template for a unique identifier, but now it is mandatory.