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HESA Student Record 2013/14 - Credit value of module

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HESA Student Record 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in Scotland

Credit value of module

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Short nameCRDTPTS

This field indicates the number of credit points a student gains on successful completion of the module.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All modules


Institutions in England and Northern Ireland may use code 999 as a default for all programmes of study, and it is suggested that this default is used for schemes coded 7 or 8 in Module.CRDTSCM.

Institutions in Wales cannot use code 999, unless module is linked only to FE instances in which case 999 is an acceptable default.

Fractional credit points should be rounded to the nearest whole number.

The length of this field is 3 characters, however the move to XML enables data to be returned with or without leading zeros, e.g. 003 or 3.

Quality rules
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Reason required

To identify and monitor the use of credit transfer schemes and to monitor the actual flow of credits; and to determine the number of credits to count for funding purposes.

Part of
Field length3
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: CRDTPTS
Related fields
Date modified2014-04-29
Change management notesBusiness rule 4 updated so that it only applies to institutions in Scotland and Wales. Business rule 5 added for institutions in England and Northern Ireland to warn where credit points returned as zero for modules with FTE > 0.

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