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Student record 2018/19 - Further guidance on reporting qualifications on entry

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Student record 2018/19 - Further guidance on reporting qualifications on entry

Version 1.0 Produced 2019-03-11

The following three tables provide details of the qualification grades that are valid with particular entry qualifications. These are provided for guidance when submitting data in the QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE and QualificationsOnEntry.QUALGRADE fields. This information is split into three categories for ease of reference.

Jump directly to each subset of qualifications:
Planned for inclusion in the 2018/19 derived tariff calculation
Not planned for inclusion in the 2018/19 derived tariff calculation, grade structure known
Not planned for inclusion in the 2018/19 derived tariff calculation, no confirmed grade structure

Planned for inclusion in the 2018/19 derived tariff calculation:

Please note that within the Specification for the UCAS data for HESA transaction, in some cases UCAS has assigned the same QUALTYPE code to a qualification which may be awarded at more than one level of achievement. It is assumed that where this QUALTYPE is returned to HESA, the qualification is achieved at level 3.

Where a QUALTYPE code applies to a qualification which may be awarded at more than one level of achievement, only the level 3 QUALGRADEs are documented in the table.

For a full list of QUALTYPE and QUALGRADE combinations that are tariffable, please see the XTPOINTS derived field.

Not planned for inclusion in the 2018/19 derived tariff calculation, grade structure known:


QUALTYPE Qualification QUALGRADEs Notes and any specific subject code (QUALSBJ) restrictions Available through the UCAS ABL transaction?
AI AICE A, B, C, D, E, F, M, P, Q, U, X Y
AB AQA Baccalaureate P, M, D, U, F, Q, X Subject B17 Y
AQ AQA Enrichment P, M, D, F, Q, U, X Subject B18 Y
BJ BTEC Lvl 4 Foundation Diploma 120+ (QCF/FAD) D,M,P,X QCF/FAD Y
BK BTEC Lvl 4 HNC Diploma 120+ (QCF) D,M,P,U,X QCF Y
BM BTEC Lvl 4 HNC Diploma 120+ (QCF/CQF) D,M,P QCF Y
BL BTEC Lvl 5 HND Diploma 240+ (QCF) D,M,P,U,X QCF Y
BN BTEC Lvl 5 HND Diploma 240+ (QCF/CQF) D,M,P,X QCF Y
H1 Cambridge International Singapore Higher 1 A, B, C, D, E, S, T, U, X H1, H2 and H3 A level qualifications are Singapore Higher qualifications awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Formerly referred to as 'GCE A Level (H1)'. Y
H2 Cambridge International Singapore Higher 2 A, B, C, D, E, S, T, U, X H1, H2 and H3 A level qualifications are Singapore Higher qualifications awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Formerly referred to as 'GCE A Level (H2)'. Y
H3 Cambridge International Singapore Higher 3 D, M, P, U, X H1, H2 and H3 A level qualifications are Singapore Higher qualifications awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Formerly referred to as 'GCE A Level (H3)'. Y
UD Cambridge Pre-U Diploma D1, D2, D3, M1, M2, M3, P1, P2, P3, 0, 32 to 96, X, P, NA Note - not awarded as separate qualification Y
AO CIE AO (Advanced Ordinary) A, B, C, X This qualification is awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) N
E1 Essential Skills (NI) (Level 1) P, Q, U Y
E2 Essential Skills (NI) (Level 2) P, Q, U, X Y
E4 Essential Skills (NI) (Level 4) P, Q, U Y
W1 Essential Skills Wales (Level 1) P, Q, U, X Y
W2 Essential Skills Wales (Level 2) P, Q, U, X Y
W4 Essential Skills Wales (Level 4) P, Q, U Y
F1 Functional Skills (Level 1) P, Q, U, X Y
F2 Functional Skills (Level 2) P, Q, U, 2, F, X Grade 2 indicates a pass at level 2 Y
F3 Functional Skills (Level 3) P, Q, U, X Y
F4 Functional Skills (Level 4) P, Q, U, X Y
SP GCE Advanced Level Special Paper First character: A level grade A, B, C, D, E. Second character: d, m, p, u, # Y
D3 Graded Speech and Drama Examinations at Level 3 (LAMDA) P, M, D N
IF IB Overall result B, D, F, I, J, K, P, W, X R40 Y
K1 Key Skill Level 1 P, F K10 K11 K12 K13 K71 K91 Y
K2 Key Skill Level 2 P, F, X K20 K21 K22 K23 K72 K92 Y
K4 Key Skill Level 4 P, F, X K41 K42 K43 K74 K94 Y
PK Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma (was National Award 60+) D*, D, M, P, X Y
SB Scottish Baccalaureate D, P, X S27, S28 Y
SS Scottish Standard Grade Band 1, Band 2 Note: not available from UCAS N
CS SQA Certificate of Sixth Year Studies (CSYS) A, B, C, D, E, F, X Note this qualification is now phased out, but UCAS may still pass on these grades in low numbers Y
IK SQA Core Skill - Intermediate 2 (Int 2 Core Skills) P K44-K54, K67, K69, K75, K77 Y
I1 SQA Intermediate 1 A*, a* Y
I2 SQA Intermediate 2 A*, a*, A1, A2, B3, B4, C5, C6, D7, F, P, X Y
NC SQA Higher National Certificate P, X Note that grade information from UCAS for this qualification may be blank Y
ND SQA Higher National Diploma P, X Note that grade information from UCAS for this qualification may be blank Y
SW SQA Skills for Work Intermediate 2 P, X B44 (Financial Services) B60 (Beauty Therapy) C14 (Childcare) E31 (Engineering) H39 (Hospitality) P71 (Physical Education) R30 (Retail & Distributive Services) Y
ST Step S, 1, 2, 3, U, X, A M48 M49 M52 Y
WA WJEC Level 3 Award D,M,P,Q,X Y
WC WJEC Level 3 Certificate D,M,P,Q,X Y
WD WJEC Level 3 Diploma D*,D,M,P,Q,X,A* Y

Not planned for inclusion in the 2018/19 derived tariff calculation, no confirmed grade structure:


QUALTYPE Qualification QUALGRADEs Notes and any specific subject code (QUALSBJ) restrictions Available through the UCAS ABL transaction?
LD Access to HE Diploma Replaced by Y1-YD and YF qualifications. N
B8 BTEC Higher National Certificate (NQF) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. Not in tariff; applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
B9 BTEC Higher National Diploma (NQF) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. Not in tariff; applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
BG BTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Certificate (NQF/CQF) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. NQF applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
BH BTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Diploma (NQF/CQF) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. NQF applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
BP BTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Certificate (Legacy) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. Not in tariff; applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
BS BTEC Lvl 5 Higher National Diploma (Legacy) No overall grade. For legacy awards a grade of P(Pass), C(Credit) or D(Distinction) may be awarded. Not in tariff; applicants either complete or do not complete the award. Only units are graded for these exams P,M,D Y
PE Extended Diploma N
GN GNVQ N
HS Higher School Certificate N
MU Music N
ENAIM Awards Level 3 Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills (VRQ)N
I5Cambridge International A LevelN
I6Cambridge International AS LevelN
I7Pearson Edexcel International Advanced LevelN
I8Pearson Edexcel International AS LevelN
I9Oxford International AQA AS LevelN
IULeaving Certificate - Foundation LevelN
IVLeaving Certificate Vocational ProgrammeN
M5UWLQ Level 3 Award in Graded Examination in Popular Music Theory (Grade 6)N
M9UWLQ Level 3 Award in Graded Examination in Popular Music Theory (Grade 7)N
MAUWLQ Level 3 Award in Graded Examination in Popular Music Theory (Grade 8)N
Q6Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (RQF)N
Q7Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (RQF)N
Q8Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (RQF) InternationalN
Q9Pearson BTEC Level 3 Advanced AwardN
QAPearson BTEC Level 3 Award (Specialist 1-3)N
QBPearson BTEC Level 3 Award (Specialist 4-7)N
QCPearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate (Specialist 13-20)N
QDPearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Specialist 37-48)N
QEPearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Specialist 49-59)N
QFPearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Specialist 60-119)N
QGPearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma (SRF)N
QHPearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate (Specialist 21-27)N
W9WJEC Advanced Welsh BaccalaureateN
WHWJEC Level 3 Award in Food Science and Nutrition (QCF)N
WRWJEC Level 3 Certificate in Statistical Problem Solving using Software (QCF)N
WUWJEC Level 3 Certificate in Food Science and Nutrition (QCF)N
WZWJEC Level 4 Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and DesignN

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