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Course (Course)

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Key Value
Name Course
Short Name Course
Version 1.7.0
Description This entity holds the attributes for a given Course that students engage with.
Uniquely Identified by

Each Course (Course) is uniquely identified by:

Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All Courses

Every active StudentCourseSession is linked to a Course.

Courses can be returned without associated StudentCourseSessions if it is easier for a provider to return all Courses rather than just those that are active in the reporting year.

A Course will have a specific qualification aim with associated subject(s) as well as a number of other attributes.

A new Course would be required to be returned where any of the following attributes change:

  • Course.BITTM

  • Course.CLSDCRS

  • Course.FULLYFLEX

  • Course.FUNDLEVEL

  • Course.QUALID (if the Course is associated with a new Qualification, a new Course is required).

  • Course.SANDWICH

  • Course.TTCID

A new Course is also required based on changes to the CourseRole and QualificationSubject entities, please see the entity guidance for more information.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Reason Required To hold fields that describe courses.
Minimum Occurrences 0
Maximum Occurrences unbounded
Field Field Length Optional?
Course identifier (COURSEID) 50 No
Bilingual ITT marker (BITTM) 2 Yes
Closed course (CLSDCRS) 2 Yes
Course title (COURSETITLE) 255 No
Fully flexible indicator (FULLYFLEX) 2 Yes
Funding level (FUNDLEVEL) 2 No
Qualification identifier (QUALID) 50 No
Sandwich (SANDWICH) 2 Yes
Teacher training course identifier (TTCID) 2 No
Child Entities
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.2.0 1.0.1 Guidance added regarding when a new Course would be required.

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