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Religious background (RELIGIOUSBGROUND)

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Key Value
Name Religious background
Part of Entry Profile (EntryProfile)
Description This field records the religious background that the student was brought up in.
Applicable to Northern Ireland
Coverage All Students at providers in Northern Ireland where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XG.

Students should be asked the question about the religion in which they were brought up prior to being asked about their current religion or belief.

This data is required at entry to a student's Engagement and is not required to be maintained throughout a student's Engagement.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? Yes
Reason required DfE (NI) has a requirement under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to monitor and promote equality of opportunity in relation to services provided to students regardless of whether their religious background is Catholic, Protestant and Other Christian, Other religion or No religion.
Field Length 2
Valid Values
Code Label
20 No religion
21 Bahai
22 Buddhist
25 Christian - Roman Catholic
26 Christian - Protestant
30 Christian - Other denomination
31 Hindu
33 Jewish
34 Muslim
35 Sikh
37 Any other religion or belief
99 Not available

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