Initial Teacher Training 2016/17 - Course title
Initial Teacher Training 2016/17
Fields required from institutions in England
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This field will be determined by the provider and in this context relates to the complete programme of study leading to the qualification aim referred to in fields Student.ITTAIM
This field is identical to the Course.CTITLE field in the Student record, with an additional requirement that this field is compulsory to allow reports to be ordered by Student.CTITLE.
This field will not be subject to specific checks regarding its validity. The only validation checks will be that the field must exist and contain at least one character.
The valid characterset available for this field follows the Data Standards in the HESA student 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 HESA cross-checking with providers and to identify courses in onward analyses.
Data type: TitleType
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