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Alternative provider student 2016/17 - Course title

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Alternative provider student 2016/17

Fields required from institutions in England

Course title


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Typefield
Short nameCTITLE
Description

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 Course.COURSEAIM and CourseSubject.

Applicable toEngland Scotland
Coverage

All courses.

Notes

Although a compulsory field, this field will not be subject to specific checks regarding its validity. The only validation checks will be that the field contains at least one character.

It is intended that this field can be used by the provider as a cross-check to Course.COURSEAIM and CourseSubject.

Valid characters

The valid characterset available for this field follows the Data Standards in the HESA AP student record.

  • The general policy is to support all Latin-based characters for names, addresses and general text fields, but not non-Latin characters.
  • All Unicode code charts for Latin characters are supported. These are Basic Latin (excluding the C0 control characters), Latin-1 (excluding the C1 control characters), Latin Extended A, Latin Extended B and Latin Extended Additional. This set corresponds to Unicode code points U+0020 to U+007E, U+00A0 to U+024F and U+1E00 to U+1EFF.
  • Schemas are built in such a way that an individual project can further restrict the set if required.

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
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To facilitate HESA cross-checking with HE Provider and to identify the title of courses in onward analyses. To aid in more detailed understanding of provision than can be gained from broad qualification and subject descriptors.

Part of
Field length255
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: CTITLE
Data type: TitleType
OwnerInformation Standards Board - Aligned Data Definitions
Version1.0

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