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HESA Student Record 2008/09 - Qualification type

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HESA Student Record 2008/09

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Short nameQUALTYPE

This field identifies the type of qualification obtained on entry to the instance, for example ‘A’ Level, Higher.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All Qualification on entry records

Base data typeQUALTYPECodeType
Field length2
Part of
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Reason required

To allow detailed analysis of qualifications on entry and consequent progression


The awarding bodies have given their consent, via the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), for some of the results data that they forward to UCAS to be shared with HEIs for admission purposes, to also be used in preparing the Student Record from 2007/08 onwards .

This data will be made available to institutions by UCAS (through the *J transaction). The HESA record will work to the existing UCAS coding frame.

From 2008/09, the UCAS coding frame only is used for qualifications that are available from UCAS.

Note that H1, H2 and H3 A level qualifications are Singapore Higher qualifications awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Institutions are encouraged to provide this information for other full-time undergraduate students, in order to contribute more complete statistical information for the sector. In order for institutions to be able to add information about qualifications that are included in the UCAS Tariff, but for which UCAS do not provide electronic results information, additional codes have been added to the end of the list.

Date modified2009-07-30
Change management notesNew business rules 1 and 2 added
Business rules

QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE = IE must occur only once


QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE = WB must occur only once

Schema components
Valid entries and labels
6MMusic Theory Level 6
7MMusic Theory Level 7
8MMusic Theory Level 8
9UGCE 9 Unit Award
AGCE A Level
A1Advanced Subsidiary
ADGCE AS Level (Double)
AEAdvanced Extension Award
AHSQA Advanced Highers
AOCIE AO (Advanced Ordinary)
CACACHE Practical
COCope Awards
DAGCE A Level (Double)
EPExtended Project
FDFinancial Services (Diploma)
FMFree Standing Maths
FSFinancial Services (Certificate)
HSQA Highers
H1GCE A Level (H1)
H2GCE A Level (H2)
H3GCE A Level (H3)
HKHigher Core Skills
HSHigher School Certificate
I1SQA Intermediate 1
I2SQA Intermediate 2
IBInt. Baccalaureate (Higher level)
ICIB Theory of Knowledge
IDIB Bonus points
IEIB Total points
IFIB Overall result
IKInt 2 Core Skills
ILIrish Leaving (Higher)
IOIrish Leaving (Ordinary)
ISIB Standard (Subsidiary) Level
IXIB Extended Essay
K1Key Skill Level 1
K2Key Skill Level 2
K3Key Skill Level 3
K4Key Skill Level 4
M6Music Practical Level 6
M7Music Practical Level 7
M8Music Practical Level 8
NCSQA Higher National Cert
NDSQA Higher National Dip
SPGCE Special Paper
STStep Award
SWSQA Skills for Work INT2
VVCE Advanced
V1VCE Advanced Subsidiary
V2VCE Advanced Double Award
WBWelsh Baccalaureate
BEBTEC National in Early Years
FADiploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)
OCOCR iPro Certificate
ODOCR iPro Diploma
O6OCR National Certificate
OEOCR National Extended Diploma
OTOCR National Diploma
SSScottish Standard Grade

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