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Unistats 2017/18 - Sandwich year availability

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Unistats 2017/18

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Sandwich year availability


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valid entries
Typefield
Short nameSANDWICH
Description

To identify whether a sandwich course component is available.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All KISCourses.

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
0Not available
1Optional
2Compulsory
Notes

This field should be completed to reflect the availability of a sandwich component.

Sandwich components involve work placements only. Work placements abroad should be returned in this field, and not in KISCourse.YEARABROAD.

If a course is offered as both part-time and full-time this field must be returned as 0 'Not available' or 1 'Optional'. If this course component is compulsory for the full-time course then a separate part-time course record should be returned, with this field being coded as 0 'Not available'.

In this context a component is considered compulsory if there is an expectation that students will take the component. It is recognised that even where such an expectation exists there will typically be some students who do not undertake the component.

If two industry placements, or study times abroad equate to a year when the course is studied full-time or the equivalent if studied part-time, then KISCourse.SANDWICH and KISCourse.YEARABROAD should be coded as either 1 ’Optional’ or 2 ‘Compulsory’ this is still the case if they fall across two academic years. If these two industry placements, or study times abroad do not equate to a year or its part-time equivalent, the KISCourse.SANDWICH and KISCourse.YEARABROAD fields should be coded as 0 ‘Not available’.

Where a course contains a compulsory year abroad but the student can choose whether to spend their time overseas in a work placement or in study, the KISCourse.YEARABROAD field should be returned as 2 'Compulsory' and KISCourse.SANDWICH returned as 1 'Optional'.

Example:

In the second stage of a course, the student can choose to complete a 3 month placement in industry. The course stage is 9 months long in total, and so the placement is 33% of the entire stage. This would mean that KISCourse.SANDWICH would be coded 0 ‘Not available’ as it does not total an entire course stage.

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Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: SANDWICH
OwnerHESA
Version1.1
Date modified2017-11-15
Change management notesGuidance has been amended in the Notes section to clarify student placements that split across years.

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