How does Back on Course upload data?

Back on Course Scotland data requirements

Which students?

Back on Course Scotland provides services to people who have left Higher Education in Scotland or Scottish-domiciled leavers of HEIs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Data Required

The minimum student data we need is:

  • Fornames
  • Surname
  • Title
  • Date of birth
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number (if available)
  • Email address (if available)


Back on Course Scotland suggests that clients gain most benefit if they are contacted by the scheme within three to four months after they leave.

Student data is transferred through a secure website. HEIs are encouraged to transfer data on a monthly basis if possible, or a term/semester basis.