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Field description Field abbreviation Field version Field length Field type
Qualification obtained mode of study XQMODE01 3.4.1 1 Char

Valid entries

Code Label
1 Full-time
2 Part-time
3 FE continuous delivery
4 FE students in England
5 Not applicable

Dependent fields

    Depend upon fields

    • MODE
    • XELSP01

    Additional information

    This derived field is created in both the Student record (Cyy051) and the AP student record (Cyy054). In the Student record it uses the data in Instance.MODE; AP student uses the MODE field on the rolled-up Instance_End analysis table.

    Full-time instances are those where a student is studying full-time (for more than or equal to 24 weeks in the academic year), is on thick, thin or FE sandwich courses, is on a study-related year out and writing-up and dormant previously full-time and students changing to dormant previously full time.

    Part-time instances are those where a student studying part-time, on block release, during the evenings only, full-time for less than 24 weeks in the academic year and writing-up and dormant previously part-time and changing to dormant previously part time.

    From 2013/14, FE students in England must be returned as 99 in MODE, and cannot be recorded using other valid entries. Consequently, all such students derive to valid entry 4 'FE students in England' in XQMODE01. FE students in other administrations must use other MODE codes and thus continue to derive to other valid entries in XMODE01 as appropriate.

    This field re-allocates writing-up and dormant students to their previous mode and should only be used in conjunction with the qualifications obtained population (XPQUAL01) or Graduate Outcomes population (XPGO01).

    Technical Specification


    Instance.MODE XELSP01 (CHAR 1) XQMODE01
    01, 12, 23, 24, 43, 63, 73 1
    02, 13, 25 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A 1
    1,2 2
    14, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 44, 51, 64, 74 2
    65 3
    99 4
    98 5


    Instance_End.MODE XELSP01 (CHAR 1) XQMODE01
    01, 23, 24, 43 1
    02, 25 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A 1
    1,2 2
    31, 44 2

    Revision history

    Date Version Notes
    2016-11-01 3.4.1 The Technical Specification section has been revised to add a derivation in the Student record section, with a consequent new valid entry. A new Instance.MODE code (98) has been added, deriving to new XQMODE01 valid entry 5. In the AP student record section, new Instance_End.MODE codes 43 and 44 have been added, deriving to existing XQMODE01 valid entries 1 and 2 respectively.
    2016-02-09 3.3.1 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 3.2.1 Additional Information section amended to allow for the use of this field in the Cyy054 AP student record. Technical Specification field header adjusted for the same reason. 'Definition' section within Additional Information removed as it duplicates the Technical Specification.
    2013-10-18 3.1.1 Additional information and technical specification amended to remove valid entries in Instance.MODE that have been removed for 2013/14: 32, 37, 52, 53, 66, 67, 68. Valid entry 4 has been added to XQMODE01 to reflect the addition of new Instance.MODE code 99 for FE students in England, who can no longer use any other Instance.MODE valid entry.
    2013-02-05 2.3.3 Removal of reference to XPDLHE01 population in Additional Information. No change to technical specification.
    2012-02-17 2.3.2 Addition of a reference to the XPDLHE02 population to Additional Information. No change to technical specification.
    2009-07-17 2.3.1 Otherwise row in Technical specification removed, as it can never be executed
    2009-03-18 2.2.2 Format amended. Colons removed from valid entries. Field type added. No change to technical specification
    2008-01-26 2.2.1 New Instance.MODE codes of 73 and 74 codes added for Cyy051
    2004-02-25 2.1.1 New valid entry 3 due to new mode of study codes in 2003-04
    2003-02-11 1.2.1 Code amended to delete old mode of study codes
    2002-03-25 1.1.1 Created

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