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Qualification identifier (QUALID)

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Key Value
Name Qualification identifier
Short name QUALID
Part of Qualification (Qualification)
Description The unique identifier for the qualification.
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All Qualifications.

This identifier is defined by the provider and must be unique across all Qualifications.

This is used to associate the Qualification with the relevant Course and/or QualificationAwarded through the Course.QUALID and QualifcationAwarded.QUALID fields.

Providers should keep identifiers consistent across collections wherever possible.

If identifiers do need to be changed, this cannot be done if the Qualification has been associated with a student in any of the previous three collections. This includes where a dormant student was associated with the Qualification before going dormant, even if they were not returned since becoming dormant. I.e. the ID can only be changed three reference periods after all associated Engagements have been closed.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? No
Reason required To uniquely identify Qualification entities, to enable these Qualification entities to be linked to Course and QualificationAwarded entities.
Field Length 50
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.2.0 1.0.1 Guidance added for ensuring consistancy of identifiers across collections where possible.

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