HESA Student Record 2011/12 - Course title
HESA Student Record 2011/12
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This field will be determined by the institution and in this context relates to the complete programme of study leading to the qualification aim referred to in fields Course.COURSEAIM and CourseSubject.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
Although a compulsory field, this field will not be subject to specific checks regarding its validity. The only validation checks will be that the field contains at least one character.
Feedback from users of the TQI site has indicated that they would want to see information at the course level. With the introduction of the course entity it is likely that the funding councils will want to explore this option further. Should users of the HESA data choose to publish course level information it is likely that the course title will form a critical part of this. Therefore institutions need to ensure that the CTITLE field contains course titles that would be meaningful to a wide range of stakeholders including potential students
SKEPlus courses should be indicated through Course.CTITLE with the inclusion of 'SKEPLUS' at the beginning of the course title. This will assist the TA in identifying SKEPlus courses.
The valid characterset available for this field follows the Data Standards in the HESA student record.
The character set chosen will support Welsh and Gaelic languages as well as all European and most other languages using a Latin-based character set.
The Unicode charts that list each of the characters in this range can be found on the Unicode web site. The specific sets that are defined here are shown in the following PDF documents:
Files must be encoded with UTF-8 and schema validation will be in place to ensure this. Institutions must specify the encoding used in their XML files in the first line of the file (i.e. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>) and to ensure that their files are actually saved with that encoding. If XML files are edited with some text editors and the encoding is not specified or does not match the actual file encoding, there may be problems when submitting these files for validation.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
To facilitate HESA cross-checking with institutions and to identify courses in onward analyses.
Data type: TitleType
|Owner||Information Standards Board - Aligned Data Definitions|
|Change management notes||Addition of guidance to Notes section for HEIs offering SKEPlus courses.|
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