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Key Information Set 2016/17 - KIS Course qualification aim

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KIS Course qualification aim

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Short nameKISAIM

This field describes the course qualification.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All KISCourses where KISCourse.KISTYPE = 1 or 2.


This field uses a look up table for its list of valid entries, which sits outside the schema to enable maintenance without the need to re-issue a validation kit.

View List of KISCourse.KISAIM valid entries, or download the KISCourse.KISAIM valid entries in CSV format.

This field describes the type of qualification that will be obtained upon successful completion of the course.

This field will be used in conjunction with KISCourse.TITLE (KISCourse.TITLEW for providers in Wales) and KISCourse.HONOURS to provide the KIS Course title. This will be displayed on the KIS widget and on the Unistats website.

If the qualification aim of the Course results in an honours degree KISCourse.HONOURS should be coded with 1 'This is an honours (Hons) degree course'.

The value returned in this field must match the valid entry listed in the look up table listed in the List of KIS Course Aims.

If a KISCourse.KISAIM is not present in the list, providers should contact HESA, where the qualification will be added to the lookup table as part of a scheduled release. A qualification should not be an awarding body, such as BTEC.

This field must not be returned when KISCourse.KISTYPE = 3.

Example - Medieval History BA (Hons)

  • KISCourse.TITLE: 'Medieval History' - natural capitalisation only.
  • KISCourse.TITLEW: 'Hanes Canoloesol' - natural capitalisation only. (Welsh providers only)
  • KISCourse.KISAIM: 000 'BA'
  • KISCourse.HONOURS: 1 'This is an honours (Hons) degree course'

In selecting the appropriate KISCourse.KISAIM for the course please be reminded that postgraduate level courses and graduate entry courses (including stand-alone Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) part 2 or graduate entry medical courses) are excluded from the record. Full details of the courses eligible to be returned in KIS can be found in the Coverage of the record.

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Reason required

To enable consistent display of course titles on the Unistats website.

Part of
Field length3
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: KISAIM
Data type: KISAIMType

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