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HESA Collections

Coding manual tools

Below are links to tools that help supplement the information provided within the HESA coding manuals. For a full list of HESA coding manuals please go to the Data Collection section of the HESA website.

Note: All data currently available from the webpages included under 'Coding Manual Tools' will be up to date in line with the latest coding manual release for Student (056) collections and other data streams will also be introduced to these pages when applicable.

Collection overview tools

Additional representations of collection data models available in JSON file format.

Collection Data Models

The HESA Calendar has been created to be a single source of all dates pertaining to HESA data collections, this includes data collection schedule dates, coding manual release dates and other associated HESA date types.

HESA Calendar

Revision Histories record all changes across each release of the HESA coding manuals.

Revision Histories

Data tools for collection fields and valid entries

Derived fields are created and included as part of data delivery and are based upon data from one or more of the collected fields, coding frame enhancements and / or other derived fields. Details of derived field and the fields / enhancements upon which they are dependent are provided as information for end users of the data.

Derived Fields and their dependencies

Data is supplied to providers and statutory customers via delivery files or downloadable files from the HESA Data Platform (HDP). The structure of these files and their component entities and fields along with associated properties can be viewed or downloaded in machine readable formats (JSON or .csv) are provided for end users of this data.

Delivery File Structures

Coding frames contain the valid entries applicable to the fields within a collection.  More than one field can share a coding frame where they have valid entries in common. Coding frames are enhanced with additional metadata detailing how valid entries may be grouped or segmented, these are called 'groupings' and 'markers' (coding frame enhancements are primarily used in the creation of derived fields and validation rules). Details of coding frames and their enhancements are provided as information for end users of the data.

Enhanced Coding Frames

To assist with comparisons of data between Student 051 / Student Alternative 054 and Student (Data Futures) 056 data streams a set of mapping tools and downloadable files have been developed.

Legacy to Data Futures Mapping Guides

HECoS and CAH data tools

Details of HECoS vocabulary, definitions and preferred terms along with associated CAH codes. The section also includes an interactive tool to search for and display details of HECoS codes and related data.

HECoS Codes

Details of the CAH coding frame. The section also includes an interactive tool to search for and display details of CAH codes and related data.

CAH Codes

Documents associated with the implementation of the HECoS coding frame along with previsous versions of the framework.

HECoS Codes

Industrial and occupational classification data tools (SIC / SOC)

Details of various interations of the ONS industrial and occupational classification coding frames (SIC and SOC). For the SIC2007 and SOC2020 interations of these coding frames there is an interactive presentaion of the data allowing the end user to restrict the list to show only those codes (at all levels) that relate to or are grouped with a selected code.

SIC / SOC Data

Tariff and related data tools

A tool showing the relationship between ABL qualifications and subjects for which that qualification is valid, it also shows the grades and associated tariff points for a qualification.

Subject to qualification codes mapping

Tariff points data for collections from 17051 onwards, including in year views, change logs and 'all years history' search tool. Tariff data includes QUALTYPEID and ENTRYQUALRESULT combinations and their applicable tariff points and HESA tariff status. This data is used in the creation of the XTPOINTS derived field values.

Tariff Points Data

Details of T-Levels from 23056 onward and associated weightings and tariff points, including an interactive tool to assist with deriving the tariff points for T-Levels awarded.

Tariff T-Levels

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