The Autumn 2021 Census will released to Bromcom customers from Monday the 20th September.
This page contains Bromcom guidance for completing the Autumn 2021 Census, from both Bromcom and the DFE.
Post 16 Preparation Tasks
DfE guidance about the Census is published here including the main changes compared to previous years.
Click on a link below to watch a recording of our previous sessions. You will need to enter your name and email address to view the recording.
Known Issues from DfE
Below are any known issues that have been reported to us by the Dfe.
Table 15 School Summary Report
There are a couple of issues with Table 15 of the school summary. Reason code O has been calculated as both code O and code N. Therefore, if a pupil has any sessions recorded as code O they will show in Table 15 as both code O and code N. If the pupil has any sessions recorded as code N they will not be counted in this table.
Code \ present PM has not been calculated for pupils no longer on roll.
Please note schools and local authorities can check the attendance data by reason via the ‘school attendance reason report’ available from the report section in COLLECT.
Table 26 Post 16 Learning Aims
The totals in table 26 may not show correctly for year 13. The DfE are not planning to release an updated file to correct this. Please refer to the reports in COLLECT.
Census Error 2710
The current list of available QNs for learning aims provided by DfE has a duplicate set for all T level Occupational Specialisms, some of which will pass the Census validation rules, but others will return error 2710
This error is the result of adding the ZTLOSxxx reference instead of the actual learning aim QN. To correct the error you should remove the ZTLOSxxx learning aim from the student record and add the corresponding QN number instead. Click below to view a list of affected Learning Aims.
Census Error 1897
The DfE have reported a know issue for error 1897. This is not being trigged in the MIS as it is missing from the validation files provided by the DfE to MIS suppliers. The error is then being triggered when schools upload the file to COLLECT. We are waiting on further advise from the DfE on how they are going to handle this.
The error is being trigged because P16 students have the prior attainment grade for Math’s and English who left last term. You are only required to submit the previous years Math’s and English attainment grade, previous years planned hours and Math’s and English Language GCSE prior attainment for last year.