Qualification, highest level of

Mnemonic (reference code): HLQPUK

Definition: This derived variable provides information on the highest level of qualification. For Scotland and Northern Ireland it is based on QU(x)PS and QU(x)PNI respectively. In England and Wales it is based on responses to both the qualifications question and the professional qualification question (see QU(x)PEW and PQU(x)PEW). The codes are preceded by 1 for England and Wales, 2 for Scotland and 3 for Northern Ireland to emphasise that the levels are derived from different questions.

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74, UK.

Classification:

Scotland

Code

Name

20

No qualifications

21

Level 1: 'O' Grade, Standard grade, GCSE, CSE etc, GSVQ/ SVQ Level 1 or 2, SCOTVEC module etc.

22

Level 2: Higher grade, CSYS, 'A' level etc, GSVQ/ SVQ Level 3, ONC, OND etc.

23

Level 3: HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or 5 etc.

24

Level 4: First degree, Higher degree, Professional qualifications

XX

Not applicable

Not applicable category (XX) comprises: All people aged 15 or under or aged 75 or over.

Output:

CAS032, CAS204

CAST02, CAST07

S32, S204, S214, S215

KS13

T17, T18, T19, T20, T25, T26, T27

UV25

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.