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HESA Student Record 2009/10 - Number of units completed

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HESA Student Record 2009/10

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Number of units completed

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Short nameNUMUNITS

This field records the number of units completed and achieved from a full qualification or learning aim.

Applicable toEngland Wales

All instances at institutions in England and Wales where Instance.FESTUMK = 1,3 or 4 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00

Base data typexs:nonNegativeInteger
Field length2
Part of
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Reason required

To calculate LSC funding for partially completed learning aims.


This field and Instance.NOUNTACH will be used to identify the proportion of units achieved by the learner when partially achieving.

The length of this field is 2 characters, however the move to XML enables data to be returned with or without leading zeros, e.g. 03 or 3.

For applicable instances at institutions in Wales:

For learning aims consisting of credits (eg. OCN) or unitisation (eg NVQs):

  • enter number of credits/units achieved
  • if instance is continuing (Instance.CSTAT = 1) and no credits/units yet acheived enter value of zero
  • if instance has completed (Instance.CSTAT = 2) and result is not yet known enter value of 98

For learning aims not consisting of credits/units enter default value 99.

Date modified2010-06-30
Change management notesNew guidance added for institutions in Wales
Business rules

Instance.NUMUNITS must exist for institutions in England or Wales where Instance.FESTUMK = 1, 3 or 4 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00.


Instance.NUMUNITS must not exist for institutions in Northern Ireland or Scotland.


Instance.NUMUNITS must not exist for institutions in England or Wales where Instance.FESTUMK = 2.

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