Key Information Set 2015/16 - KIS Course qualification aim
Key Information Set 2015/16
Fields required from institutions in England
KIS Course qualification aim
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This field describes the course qualification.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All KISCourses where KISCourse.KISTYPE = 1 or 2.
This field uses a look up table for its list of valid entries, which sits outside the schema to enable maintenance without the need to re-issue a validation kit.
This field describes the type of qualification that will be obtained upon successful completion of the course.
This field will be used in conjunction with KISCourse.TITLE (KISCourse.TITLEW for providers in Wales) and KISCourse.HONOURS to provide the KIS Course title. This will be displayed on the KIS widget and on the Unistats website.
If the qualification aim of the Course results in an honours degree KISCourse.HONOURS should be coded with 1 'This is an honours (Hons) degree course'.
The value returned in this field must match the valid entry listed in the look up table listed in the List of KIS Course Aims.
If a KISCourse.KISAIM is not present in the list, providers should contact HESA, where the qualification will be added to the lookup table as part of a scheduled release. A qualification should not be an awarding body, such as BTEC.
This field must not be returned when KISCourse.KISTYPE = 3.
Example - Medieval History BA (Hons)
In selecting the appropriate KISCourse.KISAIM for the course please be reminded that postgraduate level courses and graduate entry courses (including stand-alone Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) part 2 or graduate entry medical courses) are excluded from the record. Full details of the courses eligible to be returned in KIS can be found in the Coverage of the record.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
To enable consistent display of course titles on the Unistats website.
Data type: KISAIMType
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