Staff 2017/18 - Highest qualification held
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Highest qualification held
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This field identifies the highest qualification held by the member of staff
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Valid entries and labels|
If a member of staff has more than one qualification, higher education providers (HEPs) should decide which qualification is the 'highest'. In cases where it is unclear which qualification is the 'highest' enter the code that is closest to 01 'Doctorate'.
Code 02 'Other higher degree' includes Masters.
Code 31 'A level, Scottish Higher or equivalent' and code 32 'O level/GCSE or equivalent' belong to a set of qualification levels in the UK and Ireland available from the QAA publication Qualifications can cross boundaries - a rough guide to comparing qualifications in the UK and Ireland.
Code 97 'Other qualification' includes any overseas or UK qualification that is not listed.
This field should be updated when an existing member of staff gains a higher qualification than that already held.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
Data type: HQHELDCodeContentType
|Change management notes||Guidance has been amended for Code 97 stating that it should also be used when UK qualifications are not listed.|
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