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XQLEV701_1.3.1

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Field description Field abbreviation Field version Field length Field type
Level of qualification - 7 way split XQLEV701 1.3.1 1 Char

Valid entries

Code Label
1 Postgraduate (research)
2 Postgraduate (taught)
3 First degree
4 Other undergraduate
5 Foundation degree
6 Postgraduate Certificate in Education
7 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
9 Not applicable

Dependent fields

    Depend upon fields

    • XQOBTN01
    • XQLEV501

    Additional information

    This field groups the output of the highest qualification obtained derived field XQOBTN01 into analysis categories. It is based upon XQLEV501, with separate categories for Foundation degrees, Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education.

    Postgraduate courses are those leading to higher degrees, diplomas and certificates (including professional qualifications) which usually require a first degree as an entry qualification (i.e. already qualified at level H).

    First degree includes first degrees (including eligibility to register to practice with a health or social care or veterinary statutory regulatory body/Architects Registration Board), first degrees with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)/leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)/registration with a General Teaching Council (GTC), enhanced first degrees (including those leading towards obtaining eligibility to register to practice with a health or social care or veterinary statutory regulatory body) and first degrees obtained concurrently with a diploma.

    Other undergraduate includes courses equivalent to and below first degree level, including, but not limited to diplomas in HE (including those with eligibility to register to practice with a health or social care regulatory body), Higher National Diploma (HND), Higher National Certificate (HNC), Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE), Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE), qualifications leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) only, foundation courses at HE level, NVQ/SVQ levels 4 and 5, post-degree diplomas and certificates at undergraduate level, professional qualifications at undergraduate level, other undergraduate diplomas and certificates including pre- and post-registration health and social care and veterinary courses and courses in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, other formal HE qualifications of less than degree standard, institutional undergraduate credit and no formal undergraduate qualifications.

    The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE at level M) is a postgraduate (taught) qualification. The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE at level H) and foundation degrees are undergraduate qualifications. These are shown separately in this derived field.

    The 'Not applicable' category groups further education courses and instances which had no QualificationsAwarded entity associated with it.

    Technical Specification

    The Student and AP student records differ in their coverage of qualifications awarded, with the AP student record using a smaller subset of the codes used in Student to reflect a smaller remit. The technical specification for this field is therefore expressed on a per-collection basis.

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION IN THE CYY051 STUDENT RECORD

    XQOBTN01 XQLEV501 XQLEV701
    J10, J16 5
    M71 6
    H71 7
    Otherwise 1 1
    2 2
    3 3
    4 4
    5, _ 9

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION IN THE CYY054 AP STUDENT RECORD

    XQOBTN01 XQLEV501 XQLEV701
    J10, J16 5
    M71 6
    H71 7
    Otherwise 2 2
    3 3
    4 4
    5, _ 9

    Revision history

    Date Version Notes
    2016-11-01 1.3.1 The Technical Specification section has been updated to add newly available XQLEV501 valid entry 2 to the AP student derivations, which result from the additions of new valid entries for the XQOBTN01 field for that record.
    2016-02-09 1.2.1 The Technical Specification section has been revised to express the requirements separately for the Student and AP student collections. No change to function.
    2015-01-09 1.1.1 Created for 2014/15

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