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Initial Teacher Training 2016/17 - PGCE class of previous degree

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Initial Teacher Training 2016/17

Fields required from institutions in England

PGCE class of previous degree


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valid entries
Typefield
Short namePGCECLSS
Description

This field is used to indicate the qualification class of the student's previous degree.

Applicable toEngland
Coverage

Student.PreviousQualification where applicable.

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
01First class honours
02Upper second class honours
03Lower second class honours
04Undivided second class honours
05Third class honours
06Fourth class honours
07Unclassified honours
08Aegrotat (whether to honours or pass)
09Pass - degree awarded without honours following an honours course
10Ordinary (including divisions of ordinary, if any) degree awarded after following a non-honours course
11General degree - degree awarded after following a non-honours course/degree that was not available to be classified
12Distinction
13Merit
14Pass
98Not applicable
99Not known
Notes

This field has identical valid entries to the EntryProfile.PGCECLSS field in the Student record.

Code 99 should be used for 'Not known' and code 98 should be used for 'Not applicable'.

This field may be coded other than '98 Not applicable' for non-UK undergraduate qualifications (where PreviousQualification.DEGTYPE='402 Degree equivalent (inc. foreign qualifications)').

For students holding overseas qualifications, providers will need to enter in the classification, based on their assessment of the trainee's overseas degree, in the PreviousQualification.PGCECLSS field. Providers should not use code 98 (Not applicable). The HEIDMS Guidance provides details on how providers should code overseas degrees in terms of degree class.

It is at the discretion of the provider to decide upon the UK equivalent class of the non-UK degree. For example, if a trainee has an overseas degree and following assessment by the provider it is deemed equivalent to a 2:2 classification (UK degree), then the provider may enter 2:2 in PreviousQualification.PGCECLSS. The provider would then be expected to enter 402 in PreviousQualification.DEGTYPE.

Code 98 'Not applicable' may include other students who do not have a UK undergraduate degree. This may be the case, for example, with students studying for PGCE (FE).

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To provide data on the qualifications of teachers.

Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: PGCECLSS
OwnerHESA
Version1.1
Date modified2016-10-17
Change management notesThe long name and description for this field have been amended to refer to the student's previous degree, rather than previous undergraduate degree. Notes section amended for clarity.

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