Field of education supplementary code

Description

A code which identifies the supplementary field of education to which a combined course is classified

Format

Code category
Element (E)
Element #
462
Element Type
String
Width
6
Version Revision Date
Version
7.00
Years version active
2021

Allowable Values

VALUE MEANING
000000 ​ Course is not a combined course or is a non-award course or is an OUA unit ​
010000 to 129999​ Field of education code​

Additional Information

Combined courses must be assigned a substantive field of education (i.e. spaces or all zeros are not valid).

Report six zeroes for courses other than combined courses, even though some single-award courses may have dual strands

Element 461 (Field of education code) is to be used to indicate the primary field of education for the course and will be the element used in tables where continuity of statistical reporting is essential.

Applications and Offers only

The substantive field assigned by Higher Education Providers is to be provided to TACs.

Course Offers

HEPs / TACs

Data is required.

Course Preferences

HEPs

Data is required. 

TACs

Data is required in detailed submissions but discretionary in preliminary submissions.