Credit transfer scheme(CRDTSCM)


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Key

Value

Name
Credit transfer scheme
Short Name
CRDTSCM
Parent Entity
TypeField
Applicable To
England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All Modules at providers in Wales.

Optional for all Modules at providers in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Description
Describes a credit point transfer scheme to which the module belongs.
Notes

Credit accumulation and transfer schemes allow students to collect credit for work already completed, if they decide to terminate their study before achieving a complete award. If and when they resume their studies, not necessarily at the same provider, they may be able to carry forward the credits from their previous study. Valid entry 91 must not be returned by providers in Wales.

Where Module.CRDTSCM=91 (no scheme), Module.CRDTPTS should not be returned as there is no credit point scheme.

Providers in England and Northern Ireland should not return a value in Module.CRDTPTS where credit transfer schemes are coded 03 and 90 in Module.CRDTSCM.

For providers in Scotland this field must be coded 01. The only exception to this rule is students for whom Qualification.QUALCAT begins D or L, who can be coded 91 in this field.

Reason Required
This attribute aids interpretation of Module.CRDTPTS and Module.LEVLPTS. Whilst it is not expected that many HEPs will operate numerous different credit scheme this can happen in certain cases. In addition many Modules are likely to sit out with the credit schemes operated by the HEP. It is therefore appropriate to collect the Credit Scheme at a modular level.
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)
03Provider's own scheme
90Other Scheme
91No Scheme
Revision History
Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes
1.2.01.1Clarification to guidance notes.
1.3.01.2This is now optional for providers in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
1.4.01.3Guidance added to confirm that providers in England and Northern Ireland should not return a value in Module.CRDTPTS where credit transfer schemes are coded 03 and 90 in Module.CRDTSCM. Guidance added to confirm how providers in Scotland should return this field. Minimum occurrences has been changed to 0.