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Student 2021/22 - Awarding body

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Student 2021/22

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Awarding body

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Short nameAWARDBOD

This field will collect the qualification awarding body of the qualification awarded in QualificationsAwarded.QUAL in the form of a UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN) from the UK Register of Learning Providers or a generic code.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All Courses except where Course.COURSEAIM ends in 99

Valid entries and labels
1Pearson Edexcel
3Other UK based awarding body
4Other non-UK based awarding body

In the majority of cases it is expected that this value will be the UKPRN of the reporting provider. When the reporting provider is not the awarding provider, the UKPRN of the awarding provider should be returned.

Where it is not possible to identify a UKPRN, a generic code from the valid entry list below should be used. Providers are only expected to make limited use of the generic codes.

This field can be repeated multiple times in order to enable providers to report courses where an award is made jointly by several bodies. For example if an award is made jointly by the reporting provider and two other bodies, Course.AWARDBOD should occur three times within the course record. Although this field can occur more than once, providers should only return the number to reflect the position with regard to the course.

This field is not intended to record a body that accredits a course awarded by the provider e.g. ITT courses that lead to QTS awarded by the DfE or engineering courses that lead to Chartered Engineer status.

This field is collecting different data to that collected for Accreditation.ACCTYPE in the Unistats record about accreditation.

Quality rules
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Reason required This field is required due to the changing nature of the higher education sector and an increasing interest in the area of joint and collaborative provision.
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Field length8
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences8
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Data type: AWARDBODType
Date modified2022-06-23
Change management notesThe guidance has been updated to clarify that when the reporting provider is not the awarding provider, the UKPRN of the awarding provider should be returned.

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