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HESA Student Record 2011/12 - Qualification type

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HESA Student Record 2011/12

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Short nameQUALTYPE

This field identifies the type of qualification obtained on entry to the instance, for example ‘A’ Level, Higher.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All Qualification on entry records

Valid entries and labels
1BBTEC specialist (QCF): Diploma
2BBTEC specialist (QCF): Certificate
3BBTEC specialist (QCF): Award
AGCE A Level
A1Advanced Subsidiary
ABAQA Baccalaureate
ADGCE AS Level (Double)
AEAdvanced Extension Award
AGLevel 3 NVQ in Accounting
AHSQA Advanced Highers
ALAsset Languages - Listening
ANGCE Advanced Level with Advanced Subsidiary (9 units)
AOCIE AO (Advanced Ordinary)
APAsset Languages - Speaking
AQAQA Enrichment
ARAsset Languages - Reading
ATAAT Diploma in Accounting
AWAsset Languages - Writing
B1BTEC qualifications (QCF) (Suite of qualifications known as Nationals): Extended Diploma
B2BTEC qualifications (QCF) (Suite of qualifications known as Nationals): Diploma
B3BTEC qualifications (QCF) (Suite of qualifications known as Nationals): Subsidiary Diploma
B4BTEC qualifications (QCF) (Suite of qualifications known as Nationals): Certificate
BEBTEC National in Early Years
C1Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
C2Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
CACACHE Practical
CCCACHE Certificate in Child Care and Education
CDCACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education
CECACHE Award in Child Care and Education
COCope Awards
DAGCE A Level (Double)
D3Graded Speech and Drama Examinations at Level 3 (LAMDA)
D6Speech and Drama Studies Grade 6
D7Speech and Drama Studies Grade 7
D8Speech and Drama Studies Grade 8
E1Essential Skills (NI) (Level 1)
E2Essential Skills (NI) (Level 2)
E3Essential Skills (NI) (Level 3)
E4Essential Skills (NI) (Level 4)
EAEDI level 3 certificate in Accounting
EIEDI level 3 Certificate in Accounting (IAS)
EPExtended Project
EQEQL level 3 Certificate (British Horse Society)
FADiploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)
FDFinancial Services (Diploma)
FMFree Standing Maths
FRLevel 3 Diploma in Fashion Retail
FSFinancial Services (Certificate)
FYFoundation Studies
F1Functional Skills Level 1
F2Functional Skills Level 2
F3Functional Skills Level 3
F4Functional Skills Level 4
HSQA Highers
H1GCE A Level (H1)
H2GCE A Level (H2)
H3GCE A Level (H3)
HKHigher Core Skills
HLHigher Sports Leader Award
HSHigher School Certificate
I1SQA Intermediate 1
I2SQA Intermediate 2
IBInt. Baccalaureate (Higher level)
ICIB Theory of Knowledge
IDIB Bonus points
IEIB Total points
IFIB Overall result
IKInt 2 Core Skills
ILIrish Leaving (Higher)
INScottish Inter Disciplinary Project
IOIrish Leaving (Ordinary)
ISIB Standard (Subsidiary) Level
IXIB Extended Essay
K1Key Skill Level 1
K2Key Skill Level 2
K3Key Skill Level 3
K4Key Skill Level 4
LDAccess to HE Diploma
M6Music Practical Level 6
M7Music Practical Level 7
M8Music Practical Level 8
MCi-Media Certificate
MDi-Media Diploma
MECertificate in Mathematics for Engineers
N1City and Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Extended Diploma
N2City and Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Diploma
N3City and Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Subsidiary Diploma
N4City and Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Certificate
NCSQA Higher National Cert
NDSQA Higher National Dip
O6OCR National Certificate
OCOCR iPro Certificate
ODOCR iPro Diploma
OEOCR National Extended Diploma
OTOCR National Diploma
PAAdvanced Diploma
PDProgression Diploma
PEExtended Diploma
PLLevel 3 Certificate in Speech and Drama: Perforance Student (PCertLam)
PPScottish PP Passport
PRPrincipal Learning
S1Scottish National Certificate (Band A)
S2Scottish National Certificate (Band B)
S3Scottish National Certificate (Band C)
SBScottish Baccalaureate
SICISI Introduction to Securities and Investment
SPGCE Special Paper
SSScottish Standard Grade
STStep Award
SWSQA Skills for Work INT2
TAInstitute of Arts Award (Gold)
UCPre-U Certificate
UDPre-U Diploma
USPre-U Short Course
VVCE Advanced
V1VCE Advanced Subsidiary
V2VCE Advanced Double Award
VACommunity Volunteering Award
VCCommunity Volunteering Certificate
W1Essential Skills Wales (Level 1)
W2Essential Skills Wales (Level 2)
W3Essential Skills Wales (Level 3)
W4Essential Skills Wales (Level 4)
WBWelsh Baccalaureate
YECertificate for Young Enterprise
6MMusic Theory Level 6
7MMusic Theory Level 7
8MMusic Theory Level 8
9UGCE 9 Unit Award

The awarding bodies have given their consent, via the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), for some of the results data that they forward to UCAS to be shared with HEIs for admission purposes, to also be used in preparing the Student Record from 2007/08 onwards .

This data will be made available to institutions by UCAS (through the *J transaction). The HESA record will work to the existing UCAS coding frame.

From 2008/09, the UCAS coding frame only is used for qualifications that are available from UCAS.

Note that H1, H2 and H3 A level qualifications are Singapore Higher qualifications awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Institutions are encouraged to provide this information for other full-time undergraduate students, in order to contribute more complete statistical information for the sector. In order for institutions to be able to add information about qualifications that are included in the UCAS Tariff, but for which UCAS do not provide electronic results information, additional codes have been added to the end of the list.

For Institutions in England where an Access to HE diploma (QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE = LD) has been awarded and an appropriate grade has been achieved for ABB+ equivalency, then the Instance.INITIATIVES valid entry code B 'Access to HE diploma marker' should be completed to support the ABB+ policy for student number control. The appropriate grade to meet ABB+ equivalency is defined as an overall pass which includes 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and the other 15 at Merit or higher, as identified in the HEFCE publication documentation Students outside the Student Number Control in 2013-14 ABB+ population (.pdf).

Quality rules
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Reason required

To allow detailed analysis of qualifications on entry and consequent progression

Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Date modified2012-07-31
Change management notesBusiness rule 3 added for institutions in England to support the reporting of Access to HE diplomas for the ABB+ policy. Additional, related guidance added to the notes section.

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