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HESA Student Record 2007/08 - Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma

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HESA Student Record 2007/08

Fields required from institutions in Northern Ireland

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma

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Short nameWELBACC

This field identifies those students who undertook a Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma course and also distinguishes those students who were awarded the qualification from those students who were not awarded the qualification

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All Welsh domiciled entrants at institutions in Wales (and optional for all Welsh domiciled entrants at institutions in England, NI or Scotland) where Course.COURSEAIM begins H, I, J, C, P, Q, R or S and where Instance.REDUCEDI = 00

Base data typeWELBACCCodeType
Field length1
Part of
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Reason required

This field is a requirement of the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) following the introduction of the new Welsh Baccalaureate qualification programme in September 2003. The Welsh Assembly Government has set the target that 25% of students in Wales will be following the Welsh Baccalaureate by 2010.

Monitoring and analysis of the numbers of students entering HE with the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma.


Optional for Welsh domiciled students at institutions in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma is comprised of two parts: Core and Options. Core consisting of four components, i.e. Key Skills, Wales, Europe and the World, Work-related Education and Personal and Social Education. Options courses/programmes currently offered, e.g. GCSE, VGCSE, AS/A levels, VCE (Vocational A levels), GNVQ, NVQ, BTEC. Together, the Core and Options make up the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma, a qualification at Level 3 of the National Qualifications Framework.

For clarification, any students undertaking a course leading to the Welsh Baccalaureate Intermediate Diploma, a qualification at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework, should be coded 3 'Student did not undertake the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma course' in this field.

Date modified2008-03-30
Change management notesBusiness rule 2 amended to remove restriction on providing data for FE instances
Business rules

EntryProfile.WELBACC must exist for institutions in Wales where EntryProfile.DOMICILE = XI and Course.COURSEAIM begins H, I , J, C, P, Q, R or S and corresponding Instance.COMDATE is greater than 2005-07-31 and corresponding Instance.REDUCEDI = 00


This element must not exist where Course.COURSEAIM begins D, E, L or M (other than M22)

Schema components
Element: WELBACC
Valid entries and labels
1Undertook Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma awarded qualification
2Undertook Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma not awarded qualification
3Student did not undertake the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma course

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