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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17 - Type of qualification - Q26

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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17

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Type of qualification - Q26

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Short nameTYPEQUAL

This data item describes the type of qualification that the HE leaver was aiming for on the census date.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All HE leavers where Student.ALLACT is coded 5 or 6.

QuestionQ26. Which of the following best describes the type of qualification you were aiming for?
Valid entries and labels
01Higher degree, mainly by research (e.g. PhD, DPhil, MPhil)
02Higher degree, mainly by taught course (e.g. MA, MSc, MBA)
03Postgradute diploma or certificate (including PGCE/PGDE)
04First degree (e.g. BA, BSc, MBChB, MEng)
05Other diploma or certificate
06Professional qualification (e.g. ACA, Charted Institute of Marketing)
07Other qualification
98Not aiming for a formal qualification

Only one box ticked by the HE leaver can be coded. Should the HE leaver tick more than one box, code the one nearest the top of the list as ordered in the valid entries.

Please note the valid entry order is different to that used in the questionnaire, but is consistent with previous codes for the Study.TYPEQUAL data item.

The information captured relates to what the HE leaver considers to be their MAIN study.

A response to the question is expected if the following codes were used for Q1 (Student.ALLACT): 5 'Engaged in full-time further study, training or research' or 6 'Engaged in part-time further study, training or research'.

Required for valid responseYes
To be asked of third partyYes
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Field length2
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
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Change management notesQuestion number has been renumbered as a result of the addition of Employemtnt.NHSORG in line with the 2016/17 Notification of changes. Minimum occurrences has been changed to 1. Valid entry 03 label has been changed to include PGDE to represent Scottish teaching qualifications.

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