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Field description Field abbreviation Field version Field length Field type
Graduate Outcomes highest qualification obtained XOBTNG01 1.1.1 3 Char

Valid entries

Code Label
D00 Doctorate degree that meets the criteria for a research-based higher degree
D01 New Route PhD that meets the criteria for a research-based higher degree
E00 Doctorate degree that does not meet the criteria for a research-based higher degree
E40 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at level E
E43 Highly specialist diploma from a professional body
L00 Masters degree that meets the criteria for a research-based higher degree
L80 Other postgraduate qualification at level L that meets the criteria for a research-based higher degree
M00 Masters degree obtained typically by a combination of coursework and thesis/dissertation, that does not meet the criteria for a research-based higher degree
M01 Taught masters degree designed specifically as a training in research methods and intended as a preparation for advanced supervised research
M02 Masters in Teaching and Learning
M10 Post-experience taught masters degree
M11 Master of Business Administration (MBA)
M16 Pre-registration masters degree leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a health or social care or veterinary statutory regulatory body
M22 Integrated undergraduate/postgraduate taught masters degree on the enhanced/extended pattern
M26 Integrated undergraduate/postgraduate taught masters degree on the enhanced/extended pattern leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a health or social care or veterinary statutory regulatory body
M28 Integrated undergraduate/postgraduate taught masters degree on the enhanced/extended pattern leading towards registration with the Architects Registration Board (Part 1 and Part 2 qualification)
M40 Fellowship at level M
M41 Diploma at level M
M42 Advanced professional certificate at level M
M43 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at level M
M44 Certificate at level M
M45 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) 5
M50 Postgraduate bachelors degree at level M obtained typically by a combination of coursework and thesis/dissertation, that does not meet the criteria for a research-based higher degree
M70 Professional taught qualification at level M other than a masters degree
M71 Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Diploma in Education
M73 Postgraduate Diploma in Education
M78 Taught qualification at level M (where qualification at level H and/or level M is a pre-requisite for course entry) leading towards registration with the Architects Registration Board (Part 3 qualification)
M79 Level 7 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
M80 Other taught qualification at level M
M86 Taught qualification at level M leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a health or social care or veterinary statutory regulatory body
M88 Taught qualification at level M (where a qualification at level H is a pre-requisite for course entry) leading towards registration with the Architects Registration Board (Part 2 qualification)
H00 First degree with honours
H11 First degree with honours leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)/registration with a General Teaching Council (GTC)
H12 First degree with honours leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)
H16 Pre-registration first degree with honours leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a health or social care or veterinary statutory regulatory body
H18 First degree with honours leading towards registration with the Architects Registration Board (Part 1 qualification)
H22 First degree with honours on the enhanced/extended pattern but at level H
H23 First degree with honours and diploma
H41 Diploma at level H
H42 Certificate at level H
H43 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at level H
H50 Postgraduate bachelors degree at level H
H60 Graduate diploma/certificate at level H
H61 Graduate diploma/certificate at level H but where a previous qualification at level H is a pre-requisite for course entry
H62 Pre-registration graduate diploma/certificate leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a health or social care or veterinary statutory regulatory body
H70 Professional qualification at level H other than a first degree with honours
H71 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
H78 Other qualification at level H (where other qualifications at level H are a pre-requisite for course entry) leading towards registration with the Architects Registration Board (Part 3 qualification)
H79 Level 6 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
H80 Other qualification at level H
H81 Other qualification at level H but where a previous qualification at level H is a pre-requisite for course entry
H88 Qualification at level H (where another qualification at level H is a pre-requisite for course entry) leading towards registration with the Architects Registration Board (Part 2 qualification)
I00 Ordinary (non-honours) first degree
I11 Ordinary (non-honours) first degree leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)/registration with a General Teaching Council (GTC)
I12 Ordinary (non-honours) first degree leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)
I16 Pre-registration ordinary (non-honours) first degree leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a health or social care or veterinary statutory regulatory body
I60 Graduate diploma/certificate at level I
I61 Graduate diploma/certificate at level I but where a previous qualification at level I or H is a pre-requisite for course entry
I70 Professional qualification at level I other than an ordinary (non-honours) first degree
I71 Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)/registration with a General Teaching Council (GTC) only
I73 Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) only
I74 Teaching certificate (trained through the medium of Welsh)
I78 Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)
I79 Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
I80 Other qualification at level I
I81 Other qualification at level I but where a previous qualification at level I or H is a pre-requisite for course entry
J10 Foundation degree
J16 Foundation degree which on completion meets entry requirement for pre-registration health and social care qualification
J20 Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
J26 Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a health or social care or veterinary statutory regulatory body
J30 Higher National Diploma (HND)
J41 Diploma at level J
J42 Certificate at level J
J43 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at level J
J45 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) 4
J80 Other qualification at level J
C20 Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
C30 Higher National Certificate (HNC)
C41 Diploma at level C
C42 Certificate at level C
C43 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at level C
C77 Level 4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
C78 Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
C80 Other qualification at level C
$$$ Qualification not required for the Graduate Outcomes Survey
___ No qualification awarded or no link to the Student or AP student record

Dependent fields

  • XGLEV301
  • XGLEV501
  • XGLEV601
  • XPGO01

Depend upon fields

  • QUAL

Additional information

The QualificationsAwarded.QUAL coverage included in the Graduate Outcomes record is defined in the Coverage document of the Graduate Outcomes record. This field defines the highest qualification obtained within the context of those which are eligible for the Graduate Outcomes collection.

The assessment of 'highest' is achieved through the use of a look-up table, provided by the HESA Data Management team, which includes all possible QualificationsAwarded.QUAL codes and their associated ranking value. The table, Static_data.T_QUAL_RANK_LOOKUP_DLHE, consists of two columns - the QualificationsAwarded.QUAL code (QUAL, VARCHAR2(3)) and a ranking value (RANK, NUMBER).

Technical Specification

An instance may have none, one or many occurrences of the QualificationsAwarded entity associated with it.

One occurrence of the QualificationsAwarded entity
Where an instance has one occurrence of the QualificationsAwarded entity and the QualificationsAwarded.QUAL is listed in the T_QUAL_RANK_LOOKUP_DLHE ranking table, the QualificationsAwarded.QUAL is returned.

Where an instance has one occurrence of the QualificationsAwarded entity and the QualificationsAwarded.QUAL not listed in the T_QUAL_RANK_LOOKUP_DLHE ranking table, $$$ is returned.

Many occurrences of the QualificationsAwarded entity
Where an instance has many occurrences of the QualificationsAwarded entity and none of the QualificationsAwarded.QUALs are listed in the T_QUAL_RANK_LOOKUP_DLHE ranking table, $$$ is returned.

Where an instance has many occurrences of the QualificationsAwarded entity and one QualificationsAwarded.QUAL is listed in the T_QUAL_RANK_LOOKUP_DLHE ranking table, but others are not, only the listed QualificationsAwarded.QUAL is returned (i.e. treated as per the ranking number nearest zero).

Where an instance has many occurrences of the QualificationsAwarded entity and at least two QualificationsAwarded.QUALs are listed in the T_QUAL_RANK_LOOKUP_DLHE ranking table, a ranking number is assigned to all listed occurrences of QualificationsAwarded.QUAL for that instance. The QualificationsAwarded.QUAL with the ranking number nearest zero is returned for that instance, unless two or more are ranked equally nearest zero (because they are identical). In this scenario the qualification of these with the lowest QualificationsAwarded. QUALIFICATIONSAWARDEDKEY is returned as XOBTNG01.

No occurrence of the QualificationsAwarded entity
Where an instance has no QualificationsAwarded entity associated with it, three underscores are returned.

Revision history

Date Version Notes
2018-04-05 1.1.1 Field created.

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