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Abbreviations
BA
Bachelor of Arts
BEd
Bachelor of Education
BSc
Bachelor of Science
BTEC
Business and Technology Education Council
CA
carer’s allowance
CTB
council tax benefit
CTC
child tax credit
DfENI
Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland)
DipHE
Diploma of Higher Education
DoH
Department of Health (Northern Ireland)
DLA
disability living allowance
DWP
Department for Work and Pensions
EEA
European Economic Area
EHIC
European health insurance card
ESA
employment and support allowance
ESFA
Education and Skills Funding Agency
EU
European Union
FE
further education
HB
housing benefit
HMRC
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
HNC
Higher National Certificate
HND
Higher National Diploma
IB
incapacity benefit
IS
income support
JSA
jobseeker’s allowance
MA
maternity allowance
NHS
National Health Service
NHS BSA
NHS Business Services Authority
NI
national insurance
NUS
National Union of Students
NVQ
national vocational qualification
Ofsted
Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills
PAYE
pay as you earn
PC
pension credit
PGCE
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
PGDE
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
PIP
personal independence payment
RPI
retail price index
SAP
statutory adoption pay
SMP
statutory maternity pay
SPP
statutory paternity pay
SSP
statutory sick pay
SSPP
statutory shared parental pay
UC
universal credit
UKCISA
UK Council for International Student Affairs
WTC
working tax credit
 
 

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