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Key Information Set 2016/17 - LDCS code

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Key Information Set 2016/17

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LDCS code

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Short nameLDCS

This field records the LDCS (Learn Direct Classification System) code(s) for the course.

Applicable toEngland

FECs where KISCourse.KISTYPE = 1 and no ILRAims or HESACourse entities exist.


This field will be used to determine what level of study to include from DLHE and NSS data where no ILRAims or HESACourse entities exists for this KISCourse.

This field can only be returned if a provider is a further education college.

Valid LDCS codes are available from the following download page.

The valid code structure is two alpha characters then a full stop followed by up to 6 numeric characters.

This field is required when KISCourse.KISTYPE = 1 and ILRAims or HESACourse entities are missing (i.e. for new courses).

This field must not be returned for KISCourse.KISTYPE = 2, 3.

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Reason required

To facilitate linking to DLHE and NSS.

Part of
Field length9
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences3
Schema components
Element: LDCS
Data type: LDCSType

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