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HESA Student Record 2009/10 - Credit value of module

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HESA Student Record 2009/10

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Credit value of module

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Short nameCRDTPTS

This field indicates the number of credit points a student gains on successful completion of the module.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All modules

Base data typexs:nonNegativeInteger
Field length3
Part of
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
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Reason required

To identify and monitor the use of credit transfer schemes and to monitor the actual flow of credits.


Institutions in England and Northern Ireland may use code 999 as a default for all programmes of study, and it is suggested that this default is used for schemes coded 7 or 8 in Module.CRDTSCM.

Institutions in Wales cannot use code 999, unless module is linked only to FE instances in which case 999 is an acceptable default.

Fractional credit points should be rounded to the nearest whole number.

The length of this field is 3 characters, however the move to XML enables data to be returned with or without leading zeros, e.g. 003 or 3.

Business rules

Module.CRDTPTS must be coded 999 where Module.CRDTSCM = 9.


Module.CRDTPTS cannot be coded 999 where Welsh institution unless Course.COURSEAIM begins with P, Q, R, S or X.


Module.CRDTPTS should be coded 999 where English or Northern Irish institution and Module.CRDTSCM = 7 or 8.


Module.CRDPTS should contain a value greater than 0.

Schema components
Element: CRDTPTS

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