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HESA Student Record 2009/10 - Welsh speaker indicator

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HESA Student Record 2009/10

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Welsh speaker indicator

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valid entries
Short nameWELSSP

This field records whether the student deems themselves to be a Welsh speaker.

Applicable toWales

All students at institutions in Wales where EntryProfile.DOMICILE = XI and any Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 02

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

Required by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) to support the Welsh Language Board in monitoring the number of Welsh speakers continuing their education in Welsh and the potential demand for Welsh medium education.

Although the requirement for the data has been stipulated by NAW, HEFCW may also use the data to inform policy development on Welsh medium higher education provision.


The level of Welsh speaker should be defined by the student and not the institution.

Business rules

Student.WELSSP must exist for institutions in Wales where any (EntryProfile.DOMICILE exists and is coded XI) and the corresponding Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 02.


Student.WELSSP must not exist for institutions in England, Northern Ireland or Scotland.

Schema components
Element: WELSSP
Valid entries and labels
1Fluent Welsh speaker
2Welsh speaker not fluent
3Not Welsh speaker
9Not known

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