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Element Element version Notes Version Type of change  
KISCourse.UCASPROGID 1.1 Guidance updated to refer to the 2020/21 codes. Version 1.11 (2019-12-06)  
CourseLocation.UCASCOURSEID 1.1 Guidance updated to refer to the 2020 codes. Version 1.11 (2019-12-06)  
Accreditation information table 1.4

Accreditation type text has been amended to provide clarification for accreditation body 131,

Accreditation type text has been amended to provide clarification on student membership for accreditation body 200,

The URL links have been updated for accreditation bodies 013,018, 046, 102, 105, 158, 165, 168, 170, 171, 185, 198,

Accreditation body 159 has been removed from the Accreditation Information table as requested by OfS.

Version 1.11 (2019-12-06)  
Coverage of the record 1.1 The details within the coverage have been changed, the Unistats website is now Discover Uni website. Version 1.10 (2019-09-11)  
Data collection schedule 1.4 The details within the data collection schedule requirements have been changed as requested by OfS. Version 1.10 (2019-09-11)  
Discover Uni widget user guide n/a The details within the guidance has been changed as requested by OfS. Version 1.10 (2019-09-11)  
List of KIS course aims 1.2 The details within KIS course have been changed, the Unistats website is now Discover Uni website. Version 1.10 (2019-09-11)  
Publication arrangements 1.2 The guidance has been updated to advise the change from Unistats website to Discover Uni website. Version 1.10 (2019-09-11)  
Subcontractual and collaborative provision 1.1 The guidance has been changed, the Unistats website is now Discover Uni website. Version 1.10 (2019-09-11)  
Unistats dataset file structure and description n/a Degree classification information has been removed from the diagram and description. Version 1.10 (2019-09-11)  
Unistats output schema n/a Degree classification information has been removed from the schema. Version 1.10 (2019-09-11)  
Data collection schedule 1.3 The details within the data collection schedule requirements have been changed as requested by OfS. Version 1.9 (2019-08-14)  
Introduction to the Unistats record 1.1 The details within the introduction have been changed as requested by OfS. Version 1.9 (2019-08-14)  
List of KIS course aims 1.2 A new KISAIM 194 has been added to the table Version 1.9 (2019-08-14)  
Publication arrangements 1.1 A new 'Publication arrangement' document has been published. Version 1.8 (2019-08-08)  
KISCourse.HECOS 1.2 Further guidance has been added to the Notes section. Version 1.8 (2019-08-08)  
Unistats widget user guide n/a OfS has published a new 'Widget' user guide. Version 1.8 (2019-08-08)  
Accreditation information table 1.3 A new ACCTYPE 20501 has been added. Version 1.8 (2019-08-08)  
KISCourse.HECOS 1.1 Further guidance has been added to the Notes section to explain that only three HECOS codes are expected to be returned per course. Version 1.7 (2019-07-12)  
List of KIS course aims 1.1 A new KISAIM 193 has been added to the table Version 1.7 (2019-07-12)  
Accreditation information table 1.2 The URL link has been updated for accreditation body 164 Version 1.7 (2019-07-12)  
Accreditation information table 1.1

The URL link has been updated for accreditation body 167

New accreditation body '205 - Animal Health Professions’ Register (AHPR)' has been added

Version 1.6 (2019-06-20)  
C19061DataTypes.xsd n/a Restricitions added to LOCTYPE schema. Version 1.6 (2019-06-20)  
Nill return sign-off form n/a Release of the Nil return sign-off form under the 'Submission process and quality assurance' section of the coding manual. This document must be submitted to HESA when the higher education provider will not be returning Unistats. Version 1.5 (2019-05-29)  
Coding manual release schedule 1.1 The sub header collaborative provision has been amended to Subcontractual and collaborative provision. Inclusion of NSS and DLHE data has been changed to Linking to other datasets. Version 1.4 (2019-04-26)  
HESA XML data entry tool n/a The HESA XML data entry tool has been released under the Submission process and quality assurance section. Version 1.4 (2019-04-26)  
How to use the HESA XML data entry tool 1.0 The guidance detailing how to use the HESA XML data entry tool has been released under the Submission process and quality assurance section. Version 1.4 (2019-04-26)  
Quality rules n/a The Quality rules have been added under the 'Submission process and quality assurance' section. Version 1.4 (2019-04-26)  
Download validation kit n/a The Validation kit download link has been released under the Submission process and quality assurance section. Version 1.4 (2019-04-26)  
Validation overview 1.0 Document has been added under 'Submission process and quality assurance' section. Version 1.4 (2019-04-26)  
Linking to other datasets 1.0 The guidance on the linking to other datasets has been released under the 'Onward use of data' section. Changes have been made as requested by OfS. Version 1.3 (2019-04-17)  
Unistats output schema n/a The Unistats output schema has been released under the 'Data specification' section. Version 1.3 (2019-04-17)  
Unistats dataset file structure and description 1.0 The Unistats dataset file structure and description has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section. Version 1.3 (2019-04-17)  
Accreditation information table 1.0 The Accreditation information table has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section and changes have been made. The Accreditation name and URL for ACCTYPE 16901 has been updated and a new accrediting body has been added with ACCTYPE 20401. Version 1.3 (2019-04-17)  
Subcontractual and collaborative provision 1.0 The Subcontractual and collaborative provision document has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section. Changes have been made as requested by OfS. Version 1.3 (2019-04-17)  
List of KIS course aims 1.0 The List of KIS course aims has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section. Version 1.3 (2019-04-17)  
Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) and course accreditation 1.0 The Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) and course accreditation guidance has been added under the 'Supporting documentation' section. Changes have been made as requested by OfS. Version 1.3 (2019-04-17)  
Data requirements for new courses 1.0 The Data requirements for new courses document has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section. Version 1.3 (2019-04-17)  
Publication arrangements 1.0 The Publication arrangements document has been released under the 'Onward use of data' section. Changes have been made as requested by OfS. Version 1.3 (2019-04-17)  
Years to which fields relate 1.0 The Years to which fields relate has been released under the 'Supporting documentation' section. Two new fields CRSECSTURL and CRSESCTURLW have been added to the table. Version 1.3 (2019-04-17)  
Data collection schedule 1.2 The details within the data collection schedule requirements have been changed as requested by OfS. Version 1.2 (2019-03-25)  
Data collection schedule 1.1

The dates within the data collection schedule have been changed.

Version 1.1 (2019-03-21)  
Data items 1.0

Guidance to the following fields has been amended to include information on consumer law advice for providers:

KISCourse.ASSURL

KISCourse.ASSURLW

KISCourse.EMPLOYURL

KISCourse.EMPLOYURLW

KISCourse.LTURL

KISCourse.LTURLW

Accreditation.ACCOMURL

Accreditation.ACCOMURLW

Version 1.0 (2019-03-18) Field  
KISCourse.CRSECSTURL 1.0 Field added to the HESA Unistats record to provide guidance on course costs. Version 1.0 (2019-03-18) Field  
KISCourse.CRSECSTURLW 1.0 Field added to the HESA Unistats record to provide guidance on course costs. Version 1.0 (2019-03-18) Field  
First release n/a First release of full documentation. Version 1.0 (2019-03-18) Supporting documentation  

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