Equivalent or Lower Qualification: field
This field will capture whether a student is aiming for an Equivalent or lower qualification (ELQ) than one already achieved.
To assist in determining whether a student is non-fundable under the ELQ policy.
- XML Element Name
- Field length
- Data type
- Minimum occurrences
- Maximum occurrences
- Part of
- Aim Types 3,4 and 5
Equivalent or lower qualification field is collected for all prescribed HE learning aims.
For full guidance about this field, please refer to the HESA specification.
Exempt ELQs as defined as per OfS’ definitions which are not assessed, can be coded as 9, 'Not required'.
Code 9, 'Not required' can be used for the following students:
ITT students on courses that lead to QTS
INSET students who hold QTS
NHS funded students who are non-fundable.