This business data standard has been designed to satisfy all education skills and children’s services (ESCS) business needs to exchange information about generic service order.
This standard can be used to exchange data describing the deliverables produced as a result of delivery of a Generic Service, where:
It describes a specific location for the delivery of a generic service offer.
“Service” has the natural English meaning of: activities performed by one Party for the benefit of another Party”. Note that this includes a very wide range of activities, for example acts of kindness, parental functions and many other activities which are not of interest from a data exchange standards perspective. The term service is only used in the general English sense for descriptive purposes.
ISB data exchange standards are only concerned with a restricted set of services, called ESCS Services, where:
“ESCS Service” means: services delivered by ESCS Parties where the service requestor recognises the service as a coherent whole or consumable product, the service is formally recorded, and the activities do not include provision of learning or assessments of learning achievements.
ESCS Services can be further categorised as “bespoke” or “Generic” where:
Generic Service means: an ESCS service such that the service can be uniquely identified by the Service Type, and by two Parties engaged with the service. An example of this is;
Exclusion Assessment “Service” is identified by the Learning Provider, the Learner and the date of Assessment Service.
This standard only addresses Generic Services. Note that elements of this standard are expected to be repeated in standards covering other “bespoke” ESCS services.
This is version 5.0, it replaces v4.0 of the standard.