Skip to main content

Language proficiency (LanguageProficiency)

Back to Student


Key Value
Name Language proficiency
Short Name LanguageProficiency
Version 1.4.0
Description This entity records a Student's ability to communicate in a given language.
Uniquely Identified by

Each Language proficiency (LanguageProficiency) is uniquely identified by:

Applicable to Scotland Wales
Coverage All Students at provider in Wales where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XI and Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE does not exist.

All Students at providers in Scotland where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE, IM where the student is a BSL user.
Notes


This entity records the student's proficiency in a given language.


For providers in Wales


This is required for students with a permanent home address on entry in Wales studying at Welsh providers.

Providers in Wales are required to return the entity for each of the proficiency type that a student has and the level (or ability) is only returned where the proficiency type is 02 'Speak'


It is expected that this entity would be updated during the lifetime of an Engagement to allow for a student to become more proficient over time.


For providers in Scotland


Providers in Scotland are required to collect information about whether students with a permanent home address in the UK are British Sign Language (BSL) users.


The Scottish Government have defined a BSL user as a deaf and/or deafblind person (someone who received the language in a tactile form due to sight loss) whose first or preferred language is British Sign Language.

It is expected that this entity would be updated during the lifetime of an Engagement.


Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Reason Required To enable monitoring of Welsh speaking students in Wales. To monitor the number of users of British Sign Language at Scottish providers to aid the Scottish Government's policy regarding improving the experience of BSL users in Scotland.
Minimum Occurrences unbounded
Maximum Occurrences unbounded
Fields
Field Field Length Optional?
Language identifier (LANGUAGEID) 2 No
Proficiency type (PROFICIENCYTYPE) 2 No
Level of proficiency (PROFICIENCYLEVEL) 2 Yes
Parent Entity Student (Student)
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes

Contact Liaison by email or on +44 (0)1242 388 531.