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Student Alternative 2020/21 - Qualification year

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Student Alternative 2020/21

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Qualification year

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Short nameQUALYEAR

This field records the year in which the qualification on entry to the instance was obtained.

Applicable toEngland

Optional for all Qualification on entry records.


The awarding bodies have given their consent, via the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), for some of the results data that they forward to UCAS to be shared with providers for admission purposes, to also be used in preparing student records.

This data will be made available to providers by UCAS (through the *J transaction).

Providers are encouraged to provide this information for other full-time undergraduate students, in order to contribute more complete statistical information for the sector.

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Reason required To allow detailed analysis of qualifications on entry and consequent progression.
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Field length4
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: YearType
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Date modified2021-02-26
Change management notesThe reason required has been updated to remove 'Also used to set and monitor the student number control', as this is no longer required.

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