Initial Teacher Training 2016/17 - PGCE class of previous degree
Initial Teacher Training 2016/17
Fields required from institutions in England
PGCE class of previous degree
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This field is used to indicate the qualification class of the student's previous degree.
Student.PreviousQualification where applicable.
|Valid entries and labels
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 to follow
To provide data on the qualifications of teachers.
Data type: PGCECLSSCodeContentType
|Change management notes
|The 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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