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HESA Student Record 2007/08 - CourseCourse

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HESA Student Record 2007/08

Fields required from institutions in Northern Ireland


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Short nameCourse

A combination of subject and qualification that defines what a student is aiming for.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

Compulsory for all returns

Part of
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrencesunbounded
Has parts
Reason required

This entity exists to hold fields that describe courses without having to repeat the fields on individual instances.


Every Instance must be linked to one (and only one) course. Course records can exist without links to any Instances if it is easier for an institution to return all courses rather than just those that are active in the reporting year.

The Course.COURSEID field is the primary key for the course entity. It also exists on the Instance as a foreign key.

Where provision within the institution allows multiple possible qualification outcomes, institutions must return separate course records for each. Even where groups of students aiming for different qualification outcomes are taught in the same classes, each group must be returned on a different course with a different course aim.

Further detailed notes are available in the supporting documents

Date modified2006-12-15
Change management notesNotes amended and linked to supporting documentation
Schema components
Element: Course

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