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Initial Teacher Training 2019/20

Fields required from institutions in England

Previous qualification

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Short namePreviousQualification

To record qualifications held prior to the start of the course

Applicable toEngland

All postgraduate course entrants, that is, students where Student.COMDATE is in the current reporting period where Student.QLAIM is a postgraduate qualification (Student.QLAIM = 020, 021, 031) or (Student.TTCID = 1 and Student.ITTAIM = 201).


This entity records the relevant previous degree qualifications the student has gained, such as an undergraduate degree, masters or PhD etc. The DfE would expect a student’s first degree and the qualification that awards them a higher level of bursary to be returned.

The following example shows where a trainee would only qualify for a Tier 3 bursary if the bursary was based upon the first degree gained. Therefore adding the masters qualification and including it as the BURSFLAG will clearly indicate to the DfE why a Tier 2 bursary payment has been selected in Student.BURSLEV.

Trainee on a Physics PG course Grade achieved Mark as the PreviousQualification.FIRSTDEG Mark as the PreviousQualification.BURSFLAG
First degree Yes (2:2) 01 This qualification is the first degree obtained
Masters Yes (Pass) 02 This qualification is not the first degree obtained 01 This qualification relates to the bursary awarded to the student
Quality rules
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Reason required To enable multiple qualifications to be returned. In some cases, the first degree obtained by a student may not necessarily be the most appropriate one to use for funding purposes. Enabling multiple qualifications to be entered allows the HE provider to distinguish.
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