Alternative provision census 2018: guide

Guide for local authorities and providers of alternative provision to help them complete and submit alternative provision census 2018 data.


Alternative provision census 2018: guide, version 1.3

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This document will help local authorities and providers of alternative provision (AP) to:

  • understand the purpose and scope of the alternative provision census
  • add the right level of data to their management information system
  • update and maintain their data during the year
  • complete the 2018 alternative provision census data collection

The business and technical specification is available.

Read more guidance on submitting alternative provision census data.

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