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Student 2021/22 - CourseCourse

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Student 2021/22

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Short nameCourse

A combination of subject and qualification that defines what a student is aiming for.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

Compulsory for all returns


Every Instance must be linked to one (and only one) course. Course records can exist without links to any Instances if it is easier for a provider to return all courses rather than just those that are active in the reporting year.

The Course.COURSEID field is the primary key for the course entity. It also exists on the Instance as a foreign key.

Where provision within the provider allows multiple possible qualification outcomes, providers must return separate course records for each. Even where groups of students aiming for different qualification outcomes are taught in the same classes, each group must be returned on a different course with a different course aim.

Where provision is conducted at multiple locations and students only study at one location or another (not both), separate courses should be returned. This should be based on the campus definition used in Provider Profile and returned where applicable in the DeliveryOrganisationAndLocation entity.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required This entity exists to hold fields that describe courses without having to repeat the fields on individual instances.
Part of
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrencesunbounded
Schema components
Element: Course
Has parts

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