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Field description Field abbreviation Field version Field length Field type
Classification of qualification XCLASS01 1.6.1 1 Char

Valid entries

Code Label
1 First class honours
2 Upper second class honours
3 Lower second class honours
4 Third class honours/Pass
5 Unclassified
6 FE level qualification
A Classification not applicable

Dependent fields

  • None

Depend upon fields


Additional information

Classification is used to indicate the qualification class of the qualification (or highest-ranked qualification) that the student obtained. The information is compulsory for students who have achieved an undergraduate degree qualification, and those who have achieved a relevant FE qualification (i.e. where a grade is meaningful) at a higher education provider in England and Wales.

XCLASS01 aggregates the qualification classification previously derived in XCLASSF01 into analysis categories.

Medical degrees, which are not honours programmes, QualificationsAwarded.CLASS valid entries 10 'Ordinary (to include divisions of ordinary, if any) - degree awarded after following a non-honours course' and 11 'General degree - degree awarded after following a non-honours course/degree that was not available to be classified' are derived to Unclassified in this field. QualificationsAwarded.CLASS valid entries 12 'Distinction', 13 'Merit' and 14 'Pass', available only for students who have achieved integrated taught masters degrees, are also derived to Unclassified.

Technical Specification

01 1
02 2
03 3
05, 09 4
07, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 5
51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 71, 72, 73, 74, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 6
A, null A

Revision history

Date Version Notes
2018-01-31 1.6.1 Technical specification amended to remove XCLASSF01 valid entries 04 and 06
2015-03-12 1.5.1 Technical specification amended to add XCLASSF01 valid entry A to those which derive to XCLASS01 valid entry A
2015-01-08 1.4.1 Technical specification text amended slightly to make record references generic, in light of the intention to use this field in the Cyy054 AP student record. Function amended to aggregate the data derived in new derived field XCLASSF01
2012-02-06 1.3.1 QualificationsAwarded.CLASS codes 12, 13 and 14 added to Technical specification to group to XCLASS01 valid entry 5 'Unclassified'. Additional information text added to highlight this addition
2009-03-18 1.2.2 Format amended. Colons removed from valid entries. Field type added. No change to technical specification
2008-01-26 1.2.1 Amended to refer to QualificationsAwarded.CLASS, to confirm that input values are either valid values or blank and to clarify linking of XCLASS01 to XQOBTN01
2001-02-14 1.1.1 Created

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