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Field description Field abbreviation Field version Field length Field type
Qualification obtained mode of study XQMODE01 3.6.1 1 Char

Valid entries

Code Label
1 Full-time
2 Part-time

Dependent fields

  • None

Depend upon fields

  • MODE
  • XELSP01

Additional information

This derived field is created in both the Student record (Cyy051) and the Student Alternative record (Cyy054). In the Student record it uses the data in Instance.MODE; Student Alternative uses the MODE field on the rolled-up Instance_End analysis table.

Full-time instances are those where a student is studying full-time (for more than or equal to 24 weeks in the academic year), is on thick, thin or FE sandwich courses, is on a study-related year out and writing-up and dormant previously full-time and students changing to dormant previously full time.

Part-time instances are those where a student studying part-time, on block release, during the evenings only, full-time for less than 24 weeks in the academic year and writing-up and dormant previously part-time and changing to dormant previously part time.

This field re-allocates writing-up and dormant students to their previous mode and should only be used in conjunction with the qualifications obtained population (XPQUAL01) or Graduate Outcomes population (XPGO01).

Technical Specification


01, 23, 24, 43, 63, 73 1
02, 25 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A 1
1,2 2
31, 38, 39, 44, 51, 64, 74 2


Instance_End.MODE XELSP01 (CHAR 1) XQMODE01
01, 23, 24, 43 1
02, 25 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A 1
1,2 2
31, 44 2

Revision history

Date Version Notes
2021-02-26 3.6.1 The Technical specification table for Cyy051 Student record has been amended to remove Instance.MODE valid entries 12-14, 33-36 and 65. Valid entry 3 (FE continuous delivery) has been removed from XQMODE01 to reflect the removal of new Instance.MODE code 65
2020-03-26 3.5.1 Valid entries 4 and 5 have been removed as they are derived from Instance.MODE valid entries 99 and 98. Technical specifications updated to remove valid entries 98 and 99 from Instance.MODE, which is for the 'wrapper' programme aims of Apprenticeship Standards students, this has now been removed. Additional Information section amended accordingly
2016-11-01 3.4.1 The Technical Specification section has been revised to add a derivation in the Student record section, with a consequent new valid entry. A new Instance.MODE code (98) has been added, deriving to new XQMODE01 valid entry 5. In the AP student record section, new Instance_End.MODE codes 43 and 44 have been added, deriving to existing XQMODE01 valid entries 1 and 2 respectively
2016-02-09 3.3.1 The Technical Specification section has been revised to express the requirements separately for the Student and AP student collections. No change to function
2014-10-16 3.2.1 Additional Information section amended to allow for the use of this field in the Cyy054 AP student record. Technical Specification field header adjusted for the same reason. 'Definition' section within Additional Information removed as it duplicates the Technical Specification
2013-10-18 3.1.1 Additional information and technical specification amended to remove valid entries in Instance.MODE that have been removed for 2013/14: 32, 37, 52, 53, 66, 67, 68. Valid entry 4 has been added to XQMODE01 to reflect the addition of new Instance.MODE code 99 for FE students in England, who can no longer use any other Instance.MODE valid entry
2013-02-05 2.3.3 Removal of reference to XPDLHE01 population in Additional Information. No change to technical specification
2012-02-17 2.3.2 Addition of a reference to the XPDLHE02 population to Additional Information. No change to technical specification
2009-07-17 2.3.1 Otherwise row in Technical specification removed, as it can never be executed
2009-03-18 2.2.2 Format amended. Colons removed from valid entries. Field type added. No change to technical specification
2008-01-26 2.2.1 New Instance.MODE codes of 73 and 74 codes added for Cyy051
2004-02-25 2.1.1 New valid entry 3 due to new mode of study codes in 2003-04
2003-02-11 1.2.1 Code amended to delete old mode of study codes
2002-03-25 1.1.1 Created

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