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HESA Student Record 2010/11 - Module Countable

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HESA Student Record 2010/11

Fields required from institutions in Wales

Module Countable

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valid entries
Short nameMODCOUNT

This field records whether the module is countable in the academic year under HEFCW HESES/EYM rules.

Applicable toWales

All StudentOnModule records at institutions in Wales that link to instances (and then to courses) at HE level

Valid entries and labels
1Module not countable
2Module is countable

A module undertaken by a student should be coded as countable unless it fits the HESES/EYM rules not to be counted. This will be where:

- modules are optional or elective

- modules have been counted in the past. For example, where a student is repeating a module that was completed in a previous year and has progressed to a subsequent year of the course, the module would not be countable.

The purpose in collecting this information is to ensure that no more than the maximum number of credit values per student on a course, as set out in HESES/EYM, is counted in the determination of the number of credit values for funding purposes. Full guidance can be found in Annex H of HESES/EYM.

If institutions have difficulty in identifying modules which should not be counted, then they should contact HEFCW. This is likely to be where it is not possible to determine if modules have already been counted, for example, due to module identifiers changing or modules being taken some time in the past.

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Reason required

For funding allocation

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Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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