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XQUALENT01_1.5.1

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Field description Field abbreviation Field version Field length Field type
Highest qualification on entry XQUALENT01 1.5.1 1 Char

Valid entries

Code Label
A Postgraduate (excluding PGCE)
B PGCE
C First degree
D Other undergraduate qualification
E Other qualification
F Level 3 qualification (including A levels and Highers)
G Qualifications at Level 2 and below
H No formal qualification
I Not known
J Not applicable

Dependent fields

    Depend upon fields

    • QUALENT3

    Additional information

    This field derives the highest qualification on entry information collected in the EntryProfile.QUALENT3 field on both the Student record (Cyy051) and the AP student record (Cyy054).

    Where entry profile information is required for an instance, EntryProfile.QUALENT3 will be returned during the collection. EntryProfile.QUALENT3 is not compulsory, and may be returned as null.

    Access to HE courses are included with Level 3 qualifications. The Access to HE qualification is equivalent in standard to other Level 3 qualifications, such as A levels, and has been recognized as a full Level 3 qualification in the Labour Force Survey. However, it stands outside the National Qualifications Framework, because it is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (rather than the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) and awarded by local (rather than national) awarding bodies.

    Technical Specification

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

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION IN THE CYY051 STUDENT RECORD

    EntryProfile.QUALENT3 XQUALENT01
    DUK, DZZ, D80, MUK, M41, M44, M80, M90, MZZ A
    H71, M71 B
    M2X, HUK, HZZ, H11, JUK C
    H80, J10, J20, J30, J48, J49, J80, C20, C30, C44, C80, C90 D
    X04 E
    P41, P42, P46, P47, P50, P51, P53, P54, P62, P63, P64, P65, P68, P80, P91, P92, P93, P94, X00, X01 F
    Q51, Q52, Q80, R51, R52, R80 G
    X02, X05 H
    X06 I
    Null J

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION IN THE CYY054 AP STUDENT RECORD

    EntryProfile.QUALENT3 XQUALENT01
    DUK, DZZ, D80, MUK, M41, M44, M80, M90, MZZ A
    H71, M71 B
    M2X, HUK, HZZ, H11, JUK C
    H80, J10, J20, J30, J48, J49, J80, C20, C30, C44, C80, C90 D
    X04 E
    P41, P42, P46, P47, P50, P51, P53, P54, P62, P63, P64, P65, P68, P80, P92, P93, P94, X00, X01 F
    Q51, Q52, Q80, R51, R52, R80 G
    X02, X05 H
    X06 I
    Null J

    Revision history

    Date Version Notes
    2016-02-09 1.5.1 The Technical Specification section has been revised to express the requirements separately for the Student and AP student collections. No change to function.
    2014-10-16 1.4.1 Added new EntryProfile.QUALENT3 valid entry P54 to Technical Specification, and removed sections which dealt with EntryProfile.QUALENT2 field, which has now been removed from the record. Additional Information section amended to allow for the use of this field in the Cyy054 AP student record.
    2013-02-05 1.3.1 Added new EntryProfile.QUALENT3 valid entries of P93 and P94 to Technical Specification
    2011-03-11 1.2.1 Added EntryProfile.QUALENT2 value of 48 to accommodate historical instances in HIN register
    2011-03-08 1.1.2 To clarify processing required, added 'or' column in Technical Specification. Additional information text added regarding the return of null
    2011-01-31 1.1.1 Created

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