Period Data Definition
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1 The latest period that the dataset contains.
2 The period denotes the most recent month of data included in the dataset. Please note that this is only relevant to WBL and ESF SR.
ILR (ESF SR)
3 The following variables are used as source data for the calculation of Period.
Collection (FE, WBL, ESF SR, UFI, ACL)
Derived Variables and Datasets
4 The definitions produces the following derived variable(s)
DV – The latest period that the dataset contains
Learner, Aims, Framework and Aims, ESF and HE Standard Files
5 For WBL and ESF SR there are 12 collections per year, the Period field identifies the most recent month of data included in the dataset.
6 Note that this means previous period’s data are also included, for example, a dataset with a period value of 8 (PERIOD=8) would have data for periods 1 to 8 inclusive.
7 The month that each period relates to is summarised in the table below:
Last Modified: 28 Sep 06