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Initial Teacher Training 2016/17 - Previous degree length in years

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Initial Teacher Training 2016/17

Fields required from institutions in England

Previous degree length in years

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This records the course length in years of the student's previous qualification.

Applicable toEngland

Student.PreviousQualification where applicable.


This field records the actual number of years of study taken to complete the student's previous qualification, excluding any intermissions.

The previous degree length will usually be taken as the nearest number in whole years as can be defined in the Student.UNITLGTH and Student.SPLENGTH fields.

Quality rules
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Reason required

To create the student's NCTL record.

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Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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OwnerNational College for Teaching and Leadership
Date modified2016-07-21
Change management notesThe field description has been updated to be as clear and unambiguous as possible. Guidance in the Notes section revised for clarity, stating that this field relates to the length of the qualification returned in the PreviousQualification entity.

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