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HESA Student Record 2013/14 - CourseCourse

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HESA Student Record 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in Scotland


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Short nameCourse

A combination of subject and qualification that defines what a student is aiming for.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

Compulsory for all returns


Every Instance must be linked to one (and only one) course. Course records can exist without links to any Instances if it is easier for an institution to return all courses rather than just those that are active in the reporting year.

The Course.COURSEID field is the primary key for the course entity. It also exists on the Instance as a foreign key.

Where provision within the institution allows multiple possible qualification outcomes, institutions must return separate course records for each. Even where groups of students aiming for different qualification outcomes are taught in the same classes, each group must be returned on a different course with a different course aim.

Further detailed notes are available.

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Reason required

This entity exists to hold fields that describe courses without having to repeat the fields on individual instances.

Part of
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrencesunbounded
Schema components
Element: Course
Has parts

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