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HESA Student Record 2013/14 - Length of current year of instance

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HESA Student Record 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in Scotland

Length of current year of instance

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Short nameYEARLGTH

This field is used to indicate the normal number of weeks (excluding holidays and placements) from the commencement of study, the first teaching week, to the completion within the current year of the course. It does not purport to indicate the amount of study time or contact time. The field should reflect the length of the whole of the current year of the course and not just the part which is in the current reporting period 1 August - 31 July.

Applicable toScotland Wales

All instances at institutions in Wales and Scotland where Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 unless institution in Wales and Course.COURSEAIM begins with P, Q, R, S or X.


The value should exclude holidays and placements.

Years of course out on placement should have an empty element returned with the ReasonForNull attribute set to 9 (not applicable), i.e:

           <YEARLGTH ReasonForNull="9"></YEARLGTH>

This approach can also be followed by institutions in Scotland, in cases where there is not a defined normal length for the year of the course.

The length of this field is 2 characters, however the move to XML enables data to be returned with or without leading zeros, e.g. 03 or 3.

Quality rules
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Reason required

To assist Statutory Customers to monitor programme patterns.

Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Date modified2014-04-29
Change management notesBusiness rule 2 updated to replace the reference to Instance.LOCSDY code F, which has been deleted from the coding frame, with the new code T to identify outward mobility years abroad.

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