Qualification identifier(QUALID)


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Key

Value

Name
Qualification identifier
Short Name
QUALID
Parent Entity
TypeField
Applicable To
England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All Qualification entities

Description
The unique identifier for the qualification.
Notes

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.

Reason Required
To uniquely identify Qualification entities, to enable these Qualification entities to be linked to Course and QualificationAwarded entities.
Field Length
50
Quality RulesQuality Rules to follow
Minimum Occurrence
1
Maximum Occurrence
1
Primary Key?
True
Foreign Key For
Revision History
Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes
1.3.01.1Change only for clarification and consistency.