Version 0.1 - Last Updated: 05 May 2021

Attendance confirmation

Attendance worklist


Like the registration and combined worklists, the Attendance Worklist page has tabs for Student Search and Course Search. The page defaults to the Student Search tab.

The following options are available on both tabs.

Clear Filter and Results

This clears all fields and reverts to the initial view. If you have any search results open, these will also be removed.

Filter and Display Results           

This searches all student details on the system, retrieves those that match your search criteria and displays them on screen.

Filter and Export Results            

This searches all student details on the system, retrieves those that match your search criteria and lets you save these in an export file.

Number of Records to Display per page 

The number of search results per page. By default, this is 25, but you can change it to 50, 100 or 200.

A screenshot of the attendance worklist in SIS.

Attendance worklist – student search

The list below shows the search criteria you can use on the Student Search tab.

Academic Year 

This defaults to the current academic year and is the only mandatory field you need to run a search.

Mode of Study 

You can search for full-time or part-time students. If you leave this as Select, the search will return both.

Student Support Number / Customer Reference Number           

Unique student identifiers.

Date of Birth    

The student’s date of birth. The format is dd/mm/yyyy.

Forename/Surname     

The student’s name. You can use a wildcard search for these fields. For this, you must enter at least 3 characters along with the wildcard symbol (%). If you use one of these fields, you must also use the other.

Registration Status       

The student’s registration status.

Last Updated From/To 

Last update dates that you can filter on. The format is dd/mm/yyyy. If you use one of these fields, you must also use the other.

Current Year Start Date From / Current Year Start Date To         

This field lets you filter on the current year start date of part-time students. You cannot use it if you set the Mode of Study field to Full Time.

Attendance worklist – course search

A screenshot of the attendance worklist page, course search tab in SIS.

The list below shows the search criteria you can use on the Course Search tab.

Academic Year 

This defaults to the current academic year and is the only mandatory field you need to run a search.

Mode of Study 

You can search for full-time or part-time students. If you leave this as Select, the search will return both.

Course Start Date          

The start date of full-time courses only. If you set Mode of Study to Part Time, this field will be unavailable.

Course Name   

The student’s course name. You can use a wildcard search.

Term Start Date From/To           

Term start date for full-time courses only. If you set Mode of Study to Part Time, this field will be unavailable.

UCAS Course Code/ SLC Course Code    

Unique course identifiers.

Method of Attendance

If you set Mode of Study to Part Time, this field defaults to Part Time.

Liability Period

This field lets you filter on a specific liability period.

Campus             

A dropdown with a choice of campus locations.

Qualification    

A dropdown with a choice of qualifications.

Course Type     

A dropdown with a choice of course types. If you set Mode of Study to Part Time, this field defaults to Part Time.

Course Fee        

Enter the full course fee rate you are charging in this field.

Course Status   

A dropdown with a choice of course status options. You can choose Open or Closed.

Registration Status       

The student’s registration status. This field will be unavailable if you select an academic year before 2012/13.

Current Year Start Date From/To           

This field lets you filter on the current year start date of part-time students. You cannot use it if you set the Mode of Study field to Full Time.

Attendance worklist search results

Once you run a search on the Attendance Worklist page, the search results will appear on screen. The top half of the page will show your search criteria. The bottom half will show the search results.

The results are split into 3 tabs:

  • unconfirmed attendances – confirmations you have not yet actioned
  • saved attendances – confirmations you have saved but not submitted
  • saved and reassessed – confirmations you have saved and we have reassessed

The number of search results for each tab will be in brackets after the heading and the fields.

The search results will default to the Unconfirmed Attendances tab.

Once you have confirmed attendance for a student, their status will be updated to Attendance Confirmed. The student will disappear from the attendance worklist. If you submit attendance for the first liability period, they will also disappear from the combined worklist.

Attendance worklist results – unconfirmed attendances

Each line of the Unconfirmed Attendances tab shows one student record. It includes the student’s:

  • Student Support Number (SSN)
  • full name
  • date of birth
  • course name
  • course year
  • SLC course code
  • current year start date (for part-time students only)
  • Tuition Fee Loan
  • Tuition Fee Grant
  • tuition fee waiver
  • student to pay amount
  • total tuition fee

Next to each student’s record, there is an Attendance Confirmation dropdown for each of the 3 liability periods. This will only become enabled when an attendance confirmation is due.

You will see blanks under the liability points if you need to submit an attendance confirmation but the liability date has not been reached yet. If an attendance code is not applicable to the student you will see N/A.

  1. To confirm attendance, select the appropriate code from the Attendance Code dropdown.

  2. Select Submit if you want to submit the attendance confirmation right away.

  3. Select Save if you want to come back to the page and submit the attendance confirmation later.

The Save and Submit buttons will only become active once you have selected an attendance code.

Once you have submitted a student’s attendance confirmation, their status will change to Attendance Confirmed and they will disappear from the attendance worklist. If you submitted attendance for the first liability period, they will also disappear from the combined worklist.

If you submit a positive attendance code, this will appear in the Attendance Code column and you will no longer be able to edit it. If you have made an error, you will need to raise a CoC to correct it.

If you submit a negative code, this will appear in the Attendance Code column, but the dropdown will still be active so you can reverse it if you need to.

  1. To reverse a negative attendance code, select a positive code from the Attendance Code dropdown.

  2. Select Submit if you want to submit the positive attendance confirmation right away.

  3. Select Save if you want to come back to the page and submit the positive attendance confirmation later.

If you save an attendance confirmation but do not submit it, the saved code will appear in the Attendance Code column along with the dropdown option to amend it. The Submit button will become active. Select this to submit the confirmation when you are ready.

If a student does not need an attendance confirmation, the Attendance Code column will be blank. This might be because it is too early for the student to appear on the attendance worklist. This column will also be blank for liability periods 2 and 3 for part-time students, as they only need an attendance confirmation in the first liability period.

Sometimes, a student’s application is reassessed and this affects a previous liability period. In this case, you may need to enter an attendance code for 2 liability periods at the same time.

The system will not let you submit an attendance code for the later of the 2 outstanding liability periods until you have submitted one for the earlier period. If you have only saved a code for a previous liability period, the system will consider it outstanding.

If you try to submit an attendance confirmation when there is an outstanding confirmation for an earlier liability period, you will get an error message:

'The attendance code for the selected period cannot be submitted without submitting a code for all outstanding periods.'

Attendance worklist results – saved and reassessed

The Saved and Saved and Reassessed tabs have the same fields as the Unconfirmed tab. The only difference is that the Attendance Code field will show the code you have saved.

You cannot change the attendance code for the students on these tabs. To amend a student’s confirmation, select their Student Support Number (SSN). This acts as a hyperlink that will take you to the Detailed Student Information page where you can update their attendance confirmation.

Select the checkboxes at the beginning of each row to choose the relevant codes to submit. Alternatively, choose Select All Displayed to select all records on the page. If you need to, you can deselect records individually or by selecting Deselect All. Select Submit to submit the codes.

An application may appear on both the Unconfirmed tab and the Saved tab. This will happen if the attendance confirmation for liability period 1 is still outstanding by the time liability period 2 arrives.

If you save an attendance code for liability period 1, this will move to the Saved tab. The outstanding attendance code for liability period 2 means that the record will also appear on the Unconfirmed tab. If you submit the attendance code for liability period 2, the saved code for liability period 1 will also be submitted. 

Attendance saved:

A screenshot of attendance saved in the attendance worklist page in SIS.

Attendance saved and reassessed:

A screenshot of attendance saved and reassessed in the attendance worklist in SIS.

You can enter and save attendance codes in any order but our system will only let you submit them in order. You must submit liability period 1 before liability period 2 or at the same time.

If you try to submit an attendance confirmation when there is an outstanding confirmation for an earlier liability period, you will get an error message:

'The attendance code for the selected period cannot be submitted without submitting a code for all outstanding periods.'

When you save or submit an attendance code, the system will automatically check that the record has not been updated in the meantime. If the record has been updated, the system will not save your attendance code and you will get a warning message. This applies to all tabs.

You will also see a warning text when you submit attendance codes:

'Please ensure that any attendance codes are correct.'

When you have successfully submitted or saved an attendance confirmation you will get a message confirming this.