Skip to main content

Student 2018/19 - Units of length

Back to C18051

Student 2018/19

Fields required from institutions in All fields

Units of length


return to field list

valid entries
Typefield
Short nameUNITLGTH
Description

This field denotes the units of length associated with Instance.SPLENGTH.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All instances where Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 01 unless Instance.FESTUMK = 5.

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
1Years
2Months
3Weeks
4Days
5Hours
9Not applicable
Notes

Only in cases where Instance.SPLENGTH is null, unknown length, may this field be coded 9.

Semesters, trimesters and terms are not of uniform length throughout the sector and should be converted into years/months/weeks.

The lowest appropriate value of UNITLGTH should be used e.g. length should be expressed in terms of years, if appropriate, rather than months.

Foundation and sandwich years

It is not expected that the length of study be adjusted for individual students. However, where there are different options that students can take, for example, foundation years and sandwich placements, it is expected that the length reflects the options taken. For example, where a student undertakes an integrated foundation year it is normally expected that the length be recorded as one year longer than if the student had just taken a stand-alone degree.

Quality rules
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
Reason required To monitor the expected length of programmes. Used to determine the National Student Survey target list, price groups for students and funding calculations. Also used in conjunction with SPLENGTH to monitor changeing course lengths in the sector.
Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: UNITLGTH
Related fields
OwnerHESA
Version1.0

Contact Liaison by email or on 01242 211144.