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HESA Student Record 2007/08

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HESA Student Record 2007/08

Qualification aim and Qualifications awarded codes


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Version 1.4 Produced 2008-03-30

This document provides a mapping between the old qualification aim and qualifications awarded codes and the new ones.

This document is intended to provide a 'first pass' suggested mapping. Where specific codes exist in the new coding frame, particularly for courses leading to registration with the Architects Registration Board or pre- and post-registration Health or Social Care or Veterinary courses, then these must be used.

Old codes New codes
02 Doctorate degree mainly by research D00 Doctorate degree obtained primarily through advanced supervised research written up as a thesis/dissertation (typically three years of supervised work or the equivalent, typical title PhD, DPhil)
03 Doctorate degree not mainly by research E00 Doctorate degree NOT obtained primarily through advanced supervised research written up as a thesis/dissertation (use this code for ‘professional’ Doctorates with major coursework and professional practice components, typically DBA, EdD)
04 Masters degree mainly by research L00 Masters degree obtained primarily through advanced supervised research written up as a thesis/dissertation (typically two years of supervised work or the equivalent, typical title MPhil, possibly MSc, MA, MLitt but excluding a taught Masters as usually understood)
05 Masters degree not mainly by research M00 Masters degree obtained typically by a combination of coursework and thesis/dissertation, and NOT primarily through advanced supervised research written up as a thesis/dissertation (use this code for taught Masters degrees, typical title MSc or MA). Post-experience Masters degrees should be coded below
05 Masters degree not mainly by research M01 Taught Masters degree designed specifically as a training in research methods and intended as a preparation for advanced supervised research (use this code only for MRes degrees and similar)
05 Masters degree not mainly by research M10 Post-experience taught Masters degree (MEd, for example ‘Post-experience’ implies a period of at least two years’ relevant work experience as a pre-requisite for entry to the programme leading to the qualification. Do not use this category simply because a qualification is being taken post-experience).
05 Masters degree not mainly by research M11 Master of Business Administration (use this code rather than M10 for post-experience MBA)
06 Postgraduate bachelors degree mainly by research L80 Other postgraduate qualification obtained primarily through advanced supervised research at Level L written up as a thesis/dissertation
07 Postgraduate bachelors degree not mainly by research H50 Postgraduate Bachelors degree at Level H
07 Postgraduate bachelors degree not mainly by research M50 Postgraduate Bachelors degree at level M obtained typically by a combination of coursework and thesis/dissertation, and NOT primarily through advanced supervised research written up as a thesis/dissertation (use this code for degrees such as BPhil, BMus if at Level M)
08 Postgraduate diploma or certificate (not PGCE) not mainly by research H80 Other qualification at Level H (use code H81 in preference if applicable)
08 Postgraduate diploma or certificate (not PGCE) not mainly by research M80 Other taught qualification at Level M
10 Professional qualification at postgraduate level (not PGCE) with or without academic qualification M70 Professional taught qualification at Level M other than a Masters degree (use M71, M72, M76, M78 in preference if applicable)
12 Ordinary PGCE H71 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (see code M71 for Post-Graduate Certificate in Education)
12 Ordinary PGCE M71 Post-Graduate Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Diploma in Education - see http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/FHEQ/PGCEstatement.asp
14 Postgraduate diploma or certificate (not PGCE) mainly by research L80 Other postgraduate qualification obtained primarily through advanced supervised research at Level L written up as a thesis/dissertation.
15 Post Registration health and social care courses H76 Post-registration health and social care qualification at Level H other than a first degree with honours (includes Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
15 Post Registration health and social care courses I76 Post-registration health and social care qualification at Level I other than an ordinary (non-honours) first degree (includes Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
15 Post Registration health and social care courses M76 Post registration health and social care qualification at level M (includes Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
15 Post Registration health and social care courses J76 Post registration health and social care qualification at level J (includes Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
18 First degree leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a Health or Social Care or Veterinary statutory regulatory body H16 Pre-registration First degree with honours leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a Health or Social Care or Veterinary statutory regulatory body (only if it is at level H)
18 First degree leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a Health or Social Care or Veterinary statutory regulatory body I16 Pre-registration Ordinary (non-honours) first degree leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a Health or Social Care or Veterinary statutory regulatory body (unless at level H)
18 First degree leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a Health or Social Care or Veterinary statutory regulatory body M86 Taught qualification at level M leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a Health or Social Care or Veterinary statutory regulatory body
20 First degree with Qualified Teacher Status/registration with General Teaching Council H11 First degree with honours leading to QTS/registration with a GTC (code BEd here only if it is at level H)
20 First degree with Qualified Teacher Status/registration with General Teaching Council I11 Ordinary (non-honours) first degree leading to QTS/registration with a GTC (code BEd here unless it is at level H)
21 First degree H00 First degree with honours (typically BA, BSc, BSocSc, BEng; may be MA in Scotland)
21 First degree I00 Ordinary (non-honours) first degree
22 Enhanced first degree H22 First degree with honours on the enhanced/extended pattern but at Level H
22 Enhanced first degree M22 Integrated undergraduate/postgraduate taught Masters degree on the enhanced/extended pattern (use this code for MEng and similar)
23 First degree and diploma (to be obtained concurrently) H23 First degree with honours and diploma (to be obtained concurrently)
24 Intercalated first degree H24 First degree with honours on the intercalated pattern
25 Professional qualification at undergraduate level, with or without academic qualification H70 Professional qualification at Level H other than a first degree with honours (use H71, H72, H76, H88 in preference if applicable)
25 Professional qualification at undergraduate level, with or without academic qualification I70 Professional qualification at Level I other than an ordinary (non-honours) first degree (use I76 in preference if applicable)
26 Professional qualification for serving school teachers H72 Professional qualification at Level H for serving schoolteachers other than a first degree with honours
26 Professional qualification for serving school teachers I72 Professional qualification at Level I for serving schoolteachers
26 Professional qualification for serving school teachers M72 Post-registration education qualification at Level M other than a Masters degree for serving schoolteachers
27 Post degree diploma/certificate at undergraduate level H61 Graduate Diploma/Certificate at Level H but where a previous qualification at Level H is a pre-requisite for course entry (use H50 in preference if applicable)
27 Post degree diploma/certificate at undergraduate level H81 Other qualification at Level H but where a previous qualification at Level H is a pre-requisite for course entry (use H50, H71, H72, H76, H88 in preference if applicable)
27 Post degree diploma/certificate at undergraduate level I61 Graduate Diploma/Certificate at Level I but where a previous qualification at Level I or H is a pre-requisite for course entry
28 Foundation degree J10 Foundation degree
28 Foundation degree J16 Foundation degree - on completion meets entry requirement for pre-registration health and social care qualification
29 Diploma of Higher Education J20 Diploma of Higher Education
30 Certificate of Higher Education C20 Certificate of Higher Education
32 Other undergraduate diplomas and certificates H60 Graduate Diploma/Certificate at level H
32 Other undergraduate diplomas and certificates I60 Graduate diploma/certificate at Level I
33 Diploma in HE leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a Health or Social Care regulatory body J26 Diploma of Higher Education leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a Health or Social Care or Veterinary statutory regulatory body
41 HND J30 Higher National Diploma
42 HNC C30 Higher National Certificate
43 Other formal HE qualification of less than degree standard I80 Other qualification at Level I
43 Other formal HE qualification of less than degree standard I81 Other qualification at Level I but where a previous qualification at Level I or H is a pre-requisite for course entry
43 Other formal HE qualification of less than degree standard J80 Other qualification at Level J
44 Qualified Teacher Status only (licensed teachers) I71 Qualified Teacher Status/registration with a GTC only
45 Teaching Certificate (trained through the medium of Welsh) I74 Teaching certificate (trained through the medium of Welsh)
51 NVQ/SVQ level 5 J41 Diploma at level J
51 NVQ/SVQ level 5 J42 Certificate at level J
51 NVQ/SVQ level 5 J43 NVQ at level J
51 NVQ/SVQ level 5 M45 SVQ 5 [old code 51 in part, but this was probably wrong]
52 NVQ/SVQ level 4 C41 Diploma at level C
52 NVQ/SVQ level 4 C42 Certificate at level C
52 NVQ/SVQ level 4 C43 NVQ at level C
52 NVQ/SVQ level 4 J45 SVQ 4
53 NVQ/SVQ level 3/GNVQ Advanced or equivalent P41 Diploma at level P
53 NVQ/SVQ level 3/GNVQ Advanced or equivalent P42 Certificate at level P
53 NVQ/SVQ level 3/GNVQ Advanced or equivalent P43 NVQ 3
53 NVQ/SVQ level 3/GNVQ Advanced or equivalent P45 SVQ 3
54 NVQ/SVQ level 2/GNVQ Intermediate or equivalent Q41 Diploma at level Q
54 NVQ/SVQ level 2/GNVQ Intermediate or equivalent Q42 Certificate at level Q
54 NVQ/SVQ level 2/GNVQ Intermediate or equivalent Q43 NVQ 2
54 NVQ/SVQ level 2/GNVQ Intermediate or equivalent Q45 SVQ 2
55 NVQ/SVQ level 1/GNVQ Foundation or equivalent R42 Certificate at level R
55 NVQ/SVQ level 1/GNVQ Foundation or equivalent R43 NVQ 1
55 NVQ/SVQ level 1/GNVQ Foundation or equivalent R45 SVQ 1
61 Institutional undergraduate credit which may be counted towards qualifications contained within codes 02 to 52 (includes CAT Schemes) C90 Credits at Level C
61 Institutional undergraduate credit which may be counted towards qualifications contained within codes 02 to 52 (includes CAT Schemes) H90 Credits at Level H
61 Institutional undergraduate credit which may be counted towards qualifications contained within codes 02 to 52 (includes CAT Schemes) I90 Credits at Level I
61 Institutional undergraduate credit which may be counted towards qualifications contained within codes 02 to 52 (includes CAT Schemes) J90 Credits at Level J
62 Institutional postgraduate credit which may be counted towards qualifications contained within codes 02 to 52 D90 Advanced supervised research at Level D for institutional credit
62 Institutional postgraduate credit which may be counted towards qualifications contained within codes 02 to 52 E90 Advanced taught study at Level E for institutional credit
62 Institutional postgraduate credit which may be counted towards qualifications contained within codes 02 to 52 L90 Advanced supervised research at Level L for institutional credit
62 Institutional postgraduate credit which may be counted towards qualifications contained within codes 02 to 52 M90 Taught work at Level M for institutional credit
76 Other qualification below HE level R80 Other qualification at Level 1
76 Other qualification below HE level Q80 Other qualification at Level 2
76 Other qualification below HE level P80 Other qualification at Level 3
77 Foundation course at FE level S42 NVQ Entry Level Certificate (NQF)
77 Foundation course at FE level S57 Foundation Standard Grade (Scotland)
77 Foundation course at FE level S80 Other qualification at FE Access Level
78 Professional qualification at FE level, with or without academic qualification R70 Professional Qualification at Level 1
78 Professional qualification at FE level, with or without academic qualification Q70 Professional Qualification at Level 2
78 Professional qualification at FE level, with or without academic qualification P70 Professional qualification at Level 3
79 Access course (QAA recognised) X00 HE Access course, QAA recognised
80 Access course (not QAA recognised) X01 HE Access course, not QAA recognised
83 Welsh for Adults X41 Welsh for Adults Entry Level
83 Welsh for Adults X42 Welsh for Adults Level 1
83 Welsh for Adults X43 Welsh for Adults Level 2
83 Welsh for Adults X44 Welsh for Adults Level 3
83 Welsh for Adults X45 Welsh for Adults Level 4
83 Welsh for Adults X46 Welsh for Adults Specialist/Arbennig
84 A/AS levels P50 ‘A’/'AS' level
84 A/AS levels P55 Advanced Higher (Scotland)
84 A/AS levels P56 Higher (Scotland)
85 GCSE/VCE R50 GCSEs at grade D–G
85 GCSE/VCE R56 Intermediate 1 (Scotland)
85 GCSE/VCE R57 General Standard Grade (Scotland)
85 GCSE/VCE Q50 GCSE at grade A*–C
85 GCSE/VCE Q56 Intermediate 2 (Scotland)
85 GCSE/VCE Q57 Credit Standard Grade (Scotland)
86 FE level credits R90 Credits at NVQ Level 1
86 FE level credits Q90 Credits at NVQ Level 2
86 FE level credits P90 Credits at NVQ Level 3
86 FE level credits S90 Credits at FE Access Level
97 No formal undergraduate qualification (advanced/HE) C99 Taught work at Level C with an unspecified qualification aim
97 No formal undergraduate qualification (advanced/HE) H99 Taught work at Level H with an unspecified qualification aim
97 No formal undergraduate qualification (advanced/HE) I99 Taught work at Level I with an unspecified qualification aim
97 No formal undergraduate qualification (advanced/HE) J99 Taught work at Level J with an unspecified qualification aim
98 No formal postgraduate qualification (advanced/HE) L99 Advanced supervised research at Levels D or L with an unspecified qualification aim
98 No formal postgraduate qualification (advanced/HE) M99 Taught work at Levels E or M with an unspecified qualification aim
99 No formal qualification aim (non-advanced/FE) X99 No formal qualification aim, below HE level

Codes that cannot be mapped

13 Articled PGCE
31 Foundation course at HE level
63 Non-accredited and non-approved HE qualification
71 OND, SCOTVEC National diploma
72 ONC, SCOTVEC National certificate
73 City and Guilds
74 Other non-advanced diploma
75 Other non-advanced certificate
81 FE Qualification aim. Repeated programme of study - previously taken at this institution and not achieved
82 FE Qualification aim. Repeated programme of study - to improve the grade previously achieved at this institution

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