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Qualification proportion (QUALPROPORTION)

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Key Value
Name Qualification proportion
Part of Qualification subject (QualificationSubject)
Description This field indicates the proportion of time allocated for each subject studied on a Qualification
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All QualificationSubject entities

This field indicates the proportion applicable to the subject recorded in the associated QualificationSubject.QUALSUBJECT and allows providers to assign their own broad percentages for Qualifications with multiple subjects.

It is not expected that these percentages will be derived from a detailed analysis of the contributions of subjects to individual students' programmes of study but will instead be based on a broad assessment of the relative contributions of each subject.

It is expected that providers will apply the same percentages to all Qualifications with similar proportional splits. The standard percentages below are recommended for balanced two subjects, major minor subjects and balanced triple subjects. Where broad assessment of the subject contributions differs from these percentages, alternative values can be returned.


50 for each of the two subjects


67 and 33


34, 33 and 33

A value between 5 and 100 is returned in this field and the sum of all values returned must add up to 100 for a given Qualification.

Proportions are to be recorded as a positive, whole integer.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? No
Reason required To record the contribution of subjects for qualifications, to allow for analysis of students by subject area.
Field Length 4
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.7.0 1.0.1 Guidance added to state proportions are to be recorded a positive, whole integers

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