Student 2020/21 - Classification
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This field is used to indicate the qualification class that the student obtained.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All QualificationAwarded entities at providers in England.
|Valid entries and labels|
Only codes 01-11 should be used for students who have achieved an undergraduate degree qualification.
Enhanced degrees should be coded 07 'Unclassified honours', if not classified.
HESA aggregates codes 07, 08, 10 and 11 as "unclassified".
Medical degrees which are not honours programmes should be coded 10 or 11.
For providers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales codes 12-14 are only available for students who have achieved an integrated taught masters degree. Providers may return these students using codes 01-11 if these are more meaningful.
Codes 51-90 are the codes to be used for FE level qualifications at providers in England and Wales. A grade should be returned for all qualifications where the grade is meaningful. Other codes should not be used for FE level students.
Please note that students aiming for FE level qualifications are outside the coverage of the Student return for providers in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales. However, codes 51-90 can be used where students have received an FE level qualification instead of the HE level qualification they were originally aiming for, and this is reflected in the QualificationsAwarded.QUAL field.
Code 14 - Pass can be used for undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications which do not attract any form of class or grade e.g. Postgraduate research students.
It is expected the CLASS for HND and HNC qualifications would be coded 12, 13 or 14.
If you award qualifications with a class not represented in this coding frame, please contact Liaison.
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
|Reason required||To monitor and report on achievement.Derivatives of this field are used frequently in analysis.|
Data type: CLASSCodeContentType
|Change management notes||The guidance has been updated to clarify the requirements around FE data for each nation.|
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