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Initial Teacher Training 2016/17 - Units of length

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Initial Teacher Training 2016/17

Fields required from institutions in England

Units of length


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valid entries
Typefield
Short nameUNITLGTH
Description

This field denotes the units of length associated with Student.SPLENGTH.

Applicable toEngland
Coverage

All students.

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
1Years
2Months
3Weeks
4Days
5Hours
Notes

This is based on the Instance.UNITLGTH field in the Student record, with the additional restriction in this record that all courses should be assigned a defined length.

Semesters, trimesters and terms are not of uniform length throughout the sector and should be converted into years/months/weeks.

The lowest appropriate value of UNITLGTH should be used e.g. length should be expressed in terms of years, if appropriate, rather than months.

Foundation and sandwich years

It is not expected that the length of study be adjusted for individual students. However, where there are different options that students can take, for example, foundation years and sandwich placements, it is expected that the length reflects the options taken. For example, where a student undertakes an integrated foundation year it is normally expected that the length be recorded as one year longer than if the student had just taken a stand-alone degree.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To monitor patterns of study.

Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: UNITLGTH
OwnerHESA
Version1.0

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