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Unistats 2017/18 - Accreditation dependency URL

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Unistats 2017/18

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Accreditation dependency URL

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This field records the URL describing whether accreditation is dependent on choice.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

Where Accreditation.ACCDEPEND = 1.


This field should contain a URL that explains how the accreditation depends on module or other course choices made by the student.

Depending on how complex the accreditation is, the page that this URL points to could include a list of modules students would be required to take in order to gain accreditation. The aim is to provide students slightly more information than can be provided via the use of a tick box.

In most cases we would expect links to direct to information on the provider website. Links to accrediting bodies websites may only be used when they provide sufficient information on the module or other course choices students must make in order to gain the accreditation.

This field must not exist if Accreditation.ACCDEPEND = 0.

OfS's guide to providing information to prospective undergraduate students can be found here.

Valid URL

This field must contain a valid website URL. Providers must ensure that URLs are active and link to the correct page. Validation checks will only check for basic structure, to ensure that the URL starts with either http or https and contains only Latin non-accented characters.

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Field length255
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: URLType
Date modified2017-04-06
Change management notesA link has been provided with further information on providing information to prospective undergraduates.

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