Unistats 2020/21 - HESA CourseHESACourse
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This entity records the HESA course(s) returned in the Student and AP Student returns that the KISCourse relates to.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
This entity records the HESA course(s) that the course relates to. Unistats links to HESA course information that is one or two years in arrears. For C20061 HESA course identifiers for 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 should be provided.
Where a course links to more than one course on the HESA record all relevant Course.COURSEIDs should be given. This multiple linking should only occur where for systems or technical reasons the same KISCourse links to multiple courses on the HESA record, and should not be used to group cognate courses.
The same HESA course identifiers may be reported for different courses where the provider admits to, or markets, the same course under different names.
In adding links to HESA courses, only the HESA courses which are the embodiment of the course for which a record is being produced should be linked. For example, where a provider is producing two Unistats records for two similar courses one with a compulsory sandwich year (KISCourse.SANDWICH = 2) and one where the sandwich course is not available (KISCourse.SANDWICH = 0), then the Unistats record where the sandwich course is not available should only link to the non-sandwich course on the HESA and vice-versa.
Where the teaching provider changes as part of a franchise arrangement, only courses taught by the new teaching provider should be linked to. For example Poppleton has a franchise agreement with provider A for year 1, this then ceases when a new agreement is made with provider B in year 2. Only links to the years that are taught by provider B should be included. If the only data available to link to is for provider A (the previous teaching provider), then no links should be made. This is to ensure that the data is accurately representing the experience of that course.
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
|Change management notes||Further guidance has been added regarding where the teaching provider changes as part of a franchise arrangement.|
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