Full Time Equivalent Data Definition
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1 Full Time Equivalent measure.
2 Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) are a measure of volume for the purpose of measuring progress against targets. It is for use within the three year development plans and to assess the scale of provision. Note that FTEs are applicable to FE only and are derived differently to the DfES.
3 The following variables are used as source data for the calculation of Full Time Equivalents.
DV – Status of learner for inclusion in analysis using 1 Oct as first census date
DV – Expected Current Year Guided Learning Hours using 1 Oct 1 Feb 15 May
DV – Learners mode of attendance using 1 Oct 1 Feb 15 May
Derived Variables and Datasets
4 The definitions produces the following derived variable(s)
Full Time Equivalent. i.e. expected learner CCYGLH/450, up to a maximum value of 1 FTE
Learner Standard File, Aims Standard File
5 The calculation of Full Time Equivalents (L_FTELP) takes into consideration the Status of Learner for Inclusion in Analysis (L_LIVE_B).
6 If a learner's Expected Current Year Guided Learning Hours (L_EXP_B) is greater than 450, then they are regarded as being full time and have a Full Time Equivalent (L_FTELP) of 1.
7 If their Mode of Attendance (L_MODE_B) is Full-time Full-year (L_MODE_B=1), then they are regarded as being full time and have a Full Time Equivalent (L_FTELP) of 1.
8 If they are neither of these then the Full Time Equivalent (L_FTELP) is the ratio of their Expected Current Year Guided Learning Hours (L_EXP_B) to 450 (i.e. L_EXP_B/450).
9 Full Time Equivalent (L_FTELP) is capped at 1, so any values greater than 1 are reassigned the value of 1.
10 The following sample code is available
Last Modified: 21 Dec 05