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Key Information Set 2013/14 - KIS Type

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Key Information Set 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in Scotland

KIS Type

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valid entries
Short nameKISTYPE

This field records the type of KIS course.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All KISCourses

Valid entries and labels
1Full course level KIS
2Multiple subject course placeholder KIS
3Subject level KIS

This field identifies whether the KIS is a full KIS, a placeholder for a multiple subject course or a subject level KIS. Further details about KISTYPE classifications are in the Coverage document.

An HEI can generate a KISTYPE 1 for all their courses if the course meets the requirements in the KIS manual coverage section.

A KISTYPE 3 must be linked to at least one KISTYPE 2.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
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Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: KISTYPE
Date modified2013-04-29
Change management notesBusiness rule 2 changed to include KISCourse.TEACHUKPRNs in the combination that must be unique within the KIS file returned.

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