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Alternative provider student 2016/17

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Qualification type


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Typefield
Short nameQUALTYPE
Description

This field identifies the type of qualification obtained on entry to the instance, for example ‘A’ Level, Higher.

Applicable toEngland Scotland
Coverage

All Qualification on entry records.

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
0ABTEC Certificate (NQF/ASL)
0BBTEC Lvl 3 Award Group A (NQF/ASL)
1ABTEC Extended Certificate (NQF/ASL)
1BBTEC Specialist Diploma (QCF)
1CBTEC Lvl 3 Award Group B (NQF/ASL)
1EGCE Advanced Subsidiary (England)
1NGCE Advanced Subsidiary (Northern Ireland)
1WGCE Advanced Subsidiary (Wales)
2BBTEC Specialist Certificate (QCF)
2CBTEC Lvl 3 Award Group C (NQF/ASL)
3BBTEC Specialist Award (QCF)
3CBTEC Certificate Group A (NQF/ASL)
4BBTEC Certificate Group B (NQF/ASL)
4CBTEC Lvl 3 National Certificate (NQF/CQF)
5BBTEC Certificate Group C (NQF/ASL)
5CBTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF): Diploma
6BBTEC Certificate Group D (NQF/ASL)
6CBTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF): Certificate
6MMusic Theory Level 6
7BBTEC Lvl 3 Diploma Group A (NQF/ASL)
7CBTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF): Subsidiary Certificate
7MMusic Theory Level 7
8BBTEC Lvl 3 Diploma Group B (NQF/ASL)
8CBTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF): Award
8MMusic Theory Level 8
9BBTEC Lvl 3 Diploma Group C (NQF/ASL)
9CBTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children's Play, Learning and Development (NQF): Subsidiary Award
9UGCE 9 Unit Award
AGCE A Level
A1Advanced Subsidiary
A3AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level Business: Marketing (VRQ)
A4AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level Engineering: Design Engineering (VRQ)
A5AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level Engineering: Mechatronic Engineering (VRQ)
A6AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level Engineering: Power Network Engineering (VRQ)
A7AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: Networking (VRQ)
A8AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: Programming (VRQ)
A9AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: User Support (VRQ)
ABAQA Baccalaureate
ACCACHE Theory
ADGCE AS Level (Double)
AEAdvanced Extension Award
AFASDAN Level 3 Award of Personal Effectiveness (QCF) (AoPE)
AGLevel 3 NVQ in Accounting
AHSQA Advanced Highers
AIAICE
AJAQA Level 3 Certificate in Enterprise, Employability and Personal Finance
AKAQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)
ALAsset Languages - Listening
ANGCE Advanced Level with Advanced Subsidiary (9 units)
AOCIE AO (Advanced Ordinary)
APAsset Languages - Speaking
AQAQA Enrichment
ARAsset Languages - Reading
ASGCE AS Level
ATAAT Diploma in Accounting
AWAsset Languages - Writing
AYAQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh) / AQA Level 3 Technical Level IT: Cyber Security and Security Administration
AZAQA Level 3 Foundation Technical Level IT: Cyber Security
BBTEC National Award/Certificate/Diploma (NQF) where not coded seperately
B0BTEC Lvl 3 National Certificate (Legacy)
B1BTEC Lvl 3 Extended Dip. (was National Dip. 180+) (QCF)
B2BTEC Lvl 3 Diploma (was National Certificate 120+) (QCF)
B3BTEC Lvl 3 Subsidiary Dip (was National Award 60+) (QCF)
B4BTEC Lvl 3 Cert (= 50% of National Award 28-36) (QCF)
B5BTEC National Award (NQF)
B6BTEC National Certificate (NQF)
B7BTEC National Diploma (NQF)
B8BTEC Higher National Certificate (NQF)
B9BTEC Higher National Diploma (NQF)
BABTEC Lvl 3 Award (NQF/ASL)
BBBTEC Lvl 3 Extended Certificate (NQF/ASL)
BCBTEC Lvl 3 Diploma (NQF/ASL)
BDBTEC Lvl 3 National Award (NQF/CQF)
BEBTEC National in Early Years (NQF)
BFBTEC Lvl 3 National Diploma (NQF/CQF)
BGBTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Certificate (NQF/CQF)
BHBTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Diploma (NQF/CQF)
BIBTEC Lvl 3 Foundation Diploma 120 (QCF/FAD)
BJBTEC Lvl 4 Foundation Diploma 120+ (QCF/FAD)
BKBTEC Lvl 4 HNC Diploma 120+ (QCF)
BLBTEC Lvl 5 HND Diploma 240+ (QCF)
BMBTEC Lvl 4 HNC Diploma 120+ (QCF/CQF)
BNBTEC Lvl 5 HND Diploma 240+ (QCF/CQF)
BPBTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Certificate (Legacy)
BQBTEC Diploma (FAD/Legacy)
BRBTEC Lvl 3 National Diploma (Legacy)
BSBTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Diploma (Legacy)
BTBTEC Lvl 3 Cert (= 50% of National Award 28-36) (QCF/CQF)
BUBTEC Lvl 3 Subsidiary Dip (was National Award 60+) (QCF/CQF)
BVBTEC Lvl 3 Diploma (was National Certificate 120+) (QCF/CQF)
BWBTEC Lvl 3 Extended Dip (was National Dip. 180+) (QCF/CQF)
BXBTEC Lvl 3 Foundation Diploma (NQF/FAD)
BYBTEC Lvl 3 Extended Certificate (NQF/ASL)
BZBTEC 90 Credit Diploma (QCF)
C1Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
C2Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
CACACHE Practical
CBCACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland)
CCCACHE Certificate in Child Care and Education
CDCACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education
CECACHE Award in Child Care and Education
CFNCFE CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)
CJCACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) (VRQ)
CKCACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) (VRQ)
CLCACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) (VRQ)
CMNCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (VRQ)
CNNCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care (VRQ)
COCope Awards
CPNCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care (VRQ)
CSSQA CSYS
CWCache Extended Diploma for Children & young people workforce
D3Graded Speech and Drama Examinations at Level 3 (LAMDA)
D6Speech and Drama Studies Grade 6
D7Speech and Drama Studies Grade 7
D8Speech and Drama Studies Grade 8
DAGCE A Level (Double)
E1Essential Skills (NI) (Level 1)
E2Essential Skills (NI) (Level 2)
E3Essential Skills (NI) (Level 3)
E4Essential Skills (NI) (Level 4)
EAEDI level 3 certificate in Accounting
EEEdexcel BTEC National Diploma in Early Years
EFEdexcel BTEC National Certificate in Early Years
EIEDI level 3 Certificate in Accounting (IAS)
EPExtended Project
EQEQL level 3 Certificate (British Horse Society)
F1Functional Skills Level 1
F2Functional Skills Level 2
F3Functional Skills Level 3
F4Functional Skills Level 4
FADiploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)
FDFinancial Services (Diploma)
FMFree Standing Maths
FRLevel 3 Diploma in Fashion Retail
FSFinancial Services (Certificate)
FYFoundation Studies
G6Graded Dance: Grade 6
G7Graded Dance: Grade 7
G8Graded Dance: Grade 8
GNGNVQ
HSQA Highers
H1Cambridge International Singapore Higher 1
H2Cambridge International Singapore Higher 2
H3Cambridge International Singapore Higher 3
HCSports Leaders UK – Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership (QCF)
HDHong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
HKHigher Core Skills
HLSports Leaders UK – Higher Sports Leader Award
HSHigher School Certificate
I1SQA Intermediate 1
I2SQA Intermediate 2
IBInt. Baccalaureate (Higher level)
ICIB Theory of Knowledge
IDIB Bonus points
IEIB Total points
IFIB Overall result
IHLeaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland)
IJLeaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland)
IKInt 2 Core Skills
ILIrish Leaving (Higher)
INScottish Inter Disciplinary Project
IOIrish Leaving (Ordinary)
ISIB Standard (Subsidiary) Level
IXIB Extended Essay
K1Key Skill Level 1
K2Key Skill Level 2
K3Key Skill Level 3
K4Key Skill Level 4
KACity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma For Legal Secretaries
KBCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support
KCCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Barbering
KDCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques
KECity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Bench Joinery
KFCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy
KGCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Bricklaying
KHCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
KICity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Complementary Therapies
KJCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures)
KKCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Electrical Power Engineering - Distribution and Transmission (Technical Knowledge)
KMCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
KNCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Floristry
KPCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Food and Beverage Service Supervision
KQCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation: Core Skills and Knowledge
KRCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Colour Technicians
KSCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Cutting and Styling Technicians
KTCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
KUCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Heating and Ventilating
KVCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals
KWCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems Support
KXCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
KYCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Medical Administration
KZCity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
L1City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Pathology Support
L2City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support
L3City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science
L4City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Plumbing Studies
L5City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems
L6City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Site Carpentry
L7City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make - up
L8City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Travel and Tourism
L9City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Veterinary Nursing
LACity and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
LBCity and Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism
LDAccess to HE Diploma
M6Music Practical Level 6
M7Music Practical Level 7
M8Music Practical Level 8
MCi-Media Certificate
MDi-Media Diploma
MECertificate in Mathematics for Engineers
MUMusic
N0City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma (540)
N1City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Extended Diploma
N2City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Diploma
N3City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Subsidiary Diploma
N4City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: Certificate
N5City & Guilds Land Based Services Level 3 qualifications: 90 Credit Diploma
N6City & Guilds Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics (Core Maths)
N8City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Project Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics
N9City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate (360)
NACity & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720)
NBCity & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080)
NCSQA Higher National Cert
NDSQA Higher National Dip
NECity & Guilds Level 3 Technical Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (NRF)
NFCity & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Northern Ireland and Wales)
NGNCFE Certificate in Art and Design
NHNCFE Certificate in Photography
NINCFE Diploma in Photography
NJNCFE Diploma for Entry to the Uniformed Services
NKNCFE Diploma in Sport
NLNCFE Certificate in Sport
NMNCFE Extended Diploma in Sport
NNNCFE Diploma in Preparing to Work in Renewable Energy Engineering
NPNCFE Diploma in Creative Media
NQNCFE Extended Diploma in Creative Media
NRNCFE Level 3 Award in Higher Level Studies
NSNCFE Level 3 Extended Award in Higher Level Studies
O1OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical: Extended Diploma
O2OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical: Diploma
O3OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical: Subsidiary Diploma
O4OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical: Introductory Diploma
O5OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical: Certificate
O6OCR National Certificate
O7OCR Level 3 Certificate in Quantitative Methods
O8OCR Level 3 Award in Being Entrepreneurial
O9OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
OAOCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma
OBOCNLR Certificate in Bridging Skills for Higher Education
OCOCR iPro Certificate
ODOCR iPro Diploma
OEOCR National Extended Diploma
OTOCR National Diploma
P1Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Building Services Engineering for Technicians (QCF)
P2Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF)
P3Pearson LCCI Level 3 Certificate in Business Statistics (VRQ)
P4Pearson LCCI Level 3 Certificate in Cost and Management Accounting (VRQ)
P5Pearson LCCI Level 3 Certificate in Financial Accounting (VRQ)
PAAdvanced Diploma
PBEdexcel Level 3 Award in Algebra (NQF)
PCEdexcel Level 3 Award in Statistical Methods (NQF)
PDProgression Diploma
PEExtended Diploma
PIPearson Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance (QCF)
PJPearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Sports Performance (QCF)
PKPearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma (was National Award 60+)
PLLevel 3 Certificate in Speech and Drama: Perforance Student (PCertLam)
P0Pearson Edexcel Certificate in Mathematics in Context (Core Maths)
PPScottish PP Passport
PRPrincipal Learning
R1Music Practitioner Extended Diploma
R2Music Practitioner Diploma
R3Music Practitioner Subsidiary Diploma
R4Music Practitioner Extended Certificate
R5Music Practitioner Certificate
S1Scottish National Certificate (Band A)
S2Scottish National Certificate (Band B)
S3Scottish National Certificate (Band C)
SBScottish Baccalaureate
SICISI Introduction to Securities and Investment
SPGCE Special Paper
SSScottish Standard Grade
STStep Award
SWSQA Skills for Work INT2
TAInstitute of Arts Award (Gold)
U6UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (QCF)
U7UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (QCF)
U8University of the Arts London: Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts
U9University of the Arts London: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts
UAUniversity of the Arts London: Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design
UBUniversity of the Arts London: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design
UCPre-U Certificate
UDPre-U Diploma
UGPre-U GPR
USPre-U Short Course
VVCE Advanced
V1VCE Advanced Subsidiary
V2VCE Advanced Double Award
VACommunity Volunteering Award
VCCommunity Volunteering Certificate
VFVocational Dance Advanced Foundation
VIVocational Dance Intermediate
W1Essential Skills Wales (Level 1)
W2Essential Skills Wales (Level 2)
W3Essential Skills Wales (Level 3)
W4Essential Skills Wales (Level 4)
WAWJEC Level 3 Award
WBWelsh Baccalaureate
WCWJEC Level 3 Certificate
WDWJEC Level 3 Diploma
WEWelsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma – Core
WFWJEC Level 3 Diploma in Environmental Science
WJWJEC Eduqas Certificate in Mathematics for Work and Life (Core Maths)
WKWJEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Environmental Science
WLWJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition
WSAdvanced Welsh Baccalaureate - Skills Challenge Certificate
Y1Access to HE Diploma (CAVA)
Y2Access to HE Diploma (West Midlands)
Y3Access to HE Diploma (Eastern Region)
Y4Access to HE Diploma (AIM Awards)
Y5Access to HE Diploma (London)
Y6Access to HE Diploma (North East Region)
Y7Access to HE Diploma (Ascentis)
Y8Access to HE Diploma (Open Awards)
Y9Access to HE Diploma (Credit 4 Learning)
YAAccess to HE Diploma (Laser Learning Awards)
YBAccess to HE Diploma (South West Learning)
YCAccess to HE Diploma (Agored Cymru)
YDAccess to HE Diploma (Yorkshire & Humber)
YECertificate for Young Enterprise
YFAccess to HE Diploma (AQA)
YKOCR Certificate in Quantitative Reasoning (MEI) (Core Maths)
YLOCR Certificate in Quantitative Problem Solving (MEI) (Core Maths)
Notes

The awarding bodies have given their consent, via the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), for some of the results data that they forward to UCAS to be shared with providers for admission purposes, to also be used in preparing student records.

This data will be made available to providers by UCAS (through the *J transaction).

Providers are encouraged to provide this information for other full-time undergraduate students, in order to contribute more complete statistical information for the sector. In order for providers to be able to add information about qualifications that are included in the UCAS Tariff, but for which UCAS do not provide electronic results information, additional codes have been added.

Guidance on specific qualifications

Singapore Higher qualifications

Note that H1, H2 and H3 A level qualifications are Singapore Higher qualifications awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Additional information on qualifications may be found in the Further guidance on reporting qualifications on entry document.

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)

The 'Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)' qualification is passed to providers through the UCAS Data for HESA (also known as *J) transaction in the form of the FY 'Foundation Studies' code. This code is used for several subsidiary Foundation Studies qualifications, of which only the Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) qualifies for UCAS tariff points.

For tariff calculation purposes, it is necessary to split out this subset into a separate QUALTYPE. Code FA 'Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)' in this field exists for this purpose. Where a provider is aware that a FY code passed through the UCAS Data for HESA transaction represents a 'Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)', it is recommended that it is recoded to FA in this field to qualify for the associated tariff points. There is, however, no obligation for providers to do so.

A dialogue is on-going between HESA, UCAS and the awarding bodies to harmonise the coding of this qualification.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To allow detailed analysis of qualifications on entry and consequent progression. Also used to set and monitor the student number control.

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OwnerUCAS
Version1.2
Date modified2017-05-18
Change management notesGuidance added surrounding the return of the 'Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)' qualification.

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