Initial Teacher Training 2016/17 - Course identifier
Initial Teacher Training 2016/17
Fields required from institutions in England
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This field records the provider's own unique internal identifier for the course.
This field is identical to the Course.COURSEID in the Student record.
Course identifiers will be allocated by the provider and must be unique for each course.
The valid characterset available for this field follows the Data Standards in the HESA record.
The character set chosen will support Welsh and Gaelic languages as well as all European and most other languages using a Latin-based character set.
The Unicode charts that list each of the characters in this range can be found on the Unicode web site. The specific sets that are defined here are shown in the following PDF documents:
Files must be encoded with UTF-8 and schema validation will be in place to ensure this. Providers must specify the encoding used in their XML files in the first line of the file (i.e. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>) and to ensure that their files are actually saved with that encoding. If XML files are edited with some text editors and the encoding is not specified or does not match the actual file encoding, there may be problems when submitting these files for validation.
Quality rules to follow
To facilitate cross-checking and comparison with the HESA Student record.
Data type: COURSEIDType
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