|Description:||Identifies students following special programmes.|
|Notes:|| It is expected that most students will be following standard programmes and will be returned as code 01, 'Not a special programme'. |
CVE, ACCESS and SLDD programmes should be coded 01 'Not a special programme' in field 52, Special programmes.
The Glossary gives full titles for these acronyms.
Scottish Continuing Professional Development courses will be separately identified using code 3 in field 65, Fundability code. Continuing Professional Development courses should be coded 01, 'Not a special programme' in this field.
Codes 02 to 05 and 09 become 'Not used'. For the purposes of field 52, Special programmes, special programmes are either AIRS or bridging courses.
Where a student is studying a foundation degree bridging course the FTE recorded in field 74, Student FTE, should be increased to reflect this. Where the bridging course spans academic years the load should all be returned in the second academic year, this may differ from the method used for other non-standard academic years. Institutions should also indicate in field 52 Special Programme that the student has studied a foundation degree bridging course in the year in which the FTE is increased. It may be that the inclusion of a foundation degree bridging course means that the year of programme of study becomes non-standard. However, where the year would otherwise have been recorded as a standard academic year the year should still be recorded as such.
A student completes a foundation degree in June 2003 and then undertakes a bridging course from July to September and then joins the final year of a degree which they complete in June 2004.
Field July 2003 July 2004
QUALAIM 28 21
STULOAD 100.0 130.0
TYPEYR 1 1
SPPRG N/A 08
Where a student only studies a bridging course in the academic year they should return field 41, General qualification aim of a student, with a value of 61, 'Institutional undergraduate credit which may be counted towards qualifications within codes 01 to 52' (that is, when a student withdraws during or following completion of the course, or where they transfer in from another institution before starting the course). Where a student undertakes a foundation degree and bridging course in the same academic year field 153/138, Completion of year of programme of study, should reflect whether the student completed the foundation degree and will therefore usually be returned with a value of 1. Similarly where the student progresses to a degree after completion of the bridging course field 153/138, Completion of year of programme of study should reflect the completion status of the degree.
|Reason Required:||To identify the various types of special programmes available.|
|01||Not a special programme.|
|08||Programme includes intensive short HND/Foundation Degree to Degree bridging course.|
This field must be completed. (Severity: 99)
This field must contain a valid code. (Severity: 99)
If this field is coded 08 then QUALAIM can only be coded 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 41 or 61. (Severity: 99)
M_ISFIELD(_QUALAIM_,"18") ||M_ISFIELD(_QUALAIM_,"20") ||M_ISFIELD(_QUALAIM_,"21") ||M_ISFIELD(_QUALAIM_,"22") ||M_ISFIELD(_QUALAIM_,"23") ||M_ISFIELD(_QUALAIM_,"24") ||M_ISFIELD(_QUALAIM_,"28") ||M_ISFIELD(_QUALAIM_,"41") ||M_ISFIELD(_QUALAIM_,"61") :