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Unistats 2017/18 - Length of courses

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Unistats 2017/18

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Length of courses

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Short nameNUMSTAGE

This field identifies the length of a full-time course in years.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All KISCourses where KISMODE = 1 or 3.

Valid entries and labels
11 stage
22 stages
33 stages
44 stages
55 stages
66 stages
77 stages

This field should only be returned for full time courses i.e where KISMODE =1 or 3.

This field should reflect the length of the course in years. Where KISMODE =3, the number of years for the course when studied full time should be returned. Where courses do not equate to full years, the length should be rounded to the nearest year. For courses where the final year is six months long, the length should be rounded upwards.

If any course component is identified as optional, this could mean the student can choose between a sandwich placement or a year abroad, or have the choice as to whether to partake in the option, then this should not be taken into account when coding NUMSTAGE.

If any course component is identified as compulsory in any of the KISCourse.FOUNDATION, KISCourse.SANDWICH, or KISCourse.YEARABROAD` (ie, the student has applied for this course and must undertake the component), the information should be taken into account when coding NUMSTAGE.

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Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Change management notesFurther guidance has been added to the Notes section to clarify the length of a course when a component is optional or compulsory i.e sandwich or year abroad.

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