Credit scheme(CRDSCM)


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Key

Value

Name
Credit scheme
Short Name
CRDSCM
Parent Entity
TypeField
Applicable To
England
Coverage

All EntryProfile entities at providers in England where EntryProfile.CRDPTSTU has a value

Description
This field denotes the credit point transfer scheme that EntryProfile.CRDPTSTU applies to.
Notes

This field identifies the credit scheme will give value to the EntryProfile.CRDPTSTU field.

If credits gained by students overseas are converted to CATS or ECTS to be used for the students current study, 01 or 02 would be returned as appropriate and EntryProfile.CRDPTSTU would record the credit value in CATS or ECTS.

For code 90 Other scheme this would include provider own credit schemes, or instances where credits do not translate into CATS or ECTS schemes recognised by providers.

The Open University is required to report this field for all non-English parts.

Reason Required
This attribute aids interpretation of EntryProfile.CRDPTSTU
Field Length
2
Quality RulesQuality Rules to follow
Minimum Occurrence
0
Maximum Occurrence
1
Primary Key?
False
Valid Values
CodeCoding Frame Label
01A UK Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS)
02European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
90Other Scheme
Revision History
Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes
1.2.01.1Additional guidance added for code 90.
1.5.11.2Guidance added to confirm the Open University is required to report this field for all non-English parts.