HESA Student Record 2007/08 - Length of current year of instance
HESA Student Record 2007/08
Length of current year of instance
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This field is used to indicate the normal number of weeks (excluding holidays and placements) from the commencement of study, the first teaching week, to the completion within the current year of the course. It does not purport to indicate the amount of study time or contact time. The field should reflect the length of the whole of the current year of the course and not just the part which is in the current reporting period 1 August - 31 July.
|Applicable to||Scotland Wales|
All instances at institutions in Wales and Scotland where Instance.REDUCEDI = 00
|Base data type||PositiveIntegerWithNullStructure2|
To assist Statutory Customers to monitor programme patterns.
The value should exclude holidays and placements.
Years of course out on placement should have an empty element returned with the ReasonForNull attribute set to 9 (not applicable), i.e:
This approach can also be followed by institutions in Scotland, in cases where there is not a defined normal length for the year of the course.
The length of this field is 2 characters, however the move to XML enables data to be returned with or without leading zeros, e.g. 03 or 3.
|Change management notes||Updated datatype from PositiveIntegerWithNullStructure to PositiveIntegerWithNullStructure2, and guidance added on the format for numeric data|
Data type: PositiveIntegerWithNullStructure2
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