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Student Alternative 2020/21 - Parental education

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Student Alternative 2020/21

Fields required from institutions in All fields

Parental education

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valid entries
Short namePARED

This field records information about whether an entrant's parents have higher education qualifications.

Applicable toEngland

All instances where (Instance.FUNDCODE = 1 or 7) and (Course.COURSEAIM begins with H, I, J, C or is M22, M26, M28, M71, M73 or M88, excluding H50, H60, H61, H62, H78, H81, I60, I61 or I81) and (Instance.COMDATE > 2020-07-31) and (InstancePeriod.EXCHIND = 3 or Null) and (any InstancePeriod.STULOAD is not equal to 0).

Valid entries and labels
97Not known
98Information refused
99Not available

This data is required on entry to a student’s Instance and is not required to be maintained throughout a student’s Instance.

Suggested question:

The following question is about your parents' level of education. This includes natural parents, adoptive parents, step-parents or guardians who have brought you up.

Do any of your parents (as defined above) have any higher education qualifications, such as a degree, diploma or certificate of higher education?

  • 97 must be returned where the student has indicated they do not know the information.
  • 99 must be returned where the data is not known by the provider.
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Reason required This data will allow monitoring of another aspect of widening participation and may be used for the production of performance indicators.
Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: PARED
Date modified2021-08-20
Change management notesThe coverage for COMDATE has been amended from 2007-07-31 to 2020-07-31 to align with validation.

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