Qualifications (Scotland)

Mnemonic (reference code): QU1PS​ to QU8PS

Definition: This is a multi-tick question asking the person to identify all qualifications obtained. Respondents are asked to tick all boxes that apply.

During processing, the answers to the tick boxes are held in a compound field consisting of 0s and 1s. In order to produce a ‘count’ of qualifications held, separate variables are provided on the final output database for each qualification group represented by each tick box.

Different questions are asked in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to reflect local requirements. See also the derived variable - Highest Level Qualifications (HLQPUK).

Applicability: All people aged 16 to 74 years, Scotland

Classification:​

Code

Name

QU1PS

0

Does not have ‘O’ Grade, Standard Grade, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, GCSE, CSE, Senior Certificate or equivalent

1

Has ‘O’ Grade, Standard Grade, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, GCSE, CSE, Senior Certificate or equivalent

X

Not applicable

QU2PS

0

Does not have Higher Grade, CSYS, Scottish Group Award at Higher, ‘A’ Level, AS Level, Advanced Senior Certificate or equivalent

1

Has Higher Grade, CSYS, Scottish Group Award at Higher, ‘A’ Level, AS Level, Advanced Senior Certificate or equivalent

X

Not applicable

QU3PS

​0

Does not have GSVQ/SVQ Level 1 or 2, SCOTVEC/National Certificate Module, BTEC First Diploma, City and Guilds Craft, RSA Diploma or equivalent

1

Has GSVQ/SVQ Level 1 or 2, SCOTVEC/National Certificate Module, BTEC First Diploma, City and Guilds Craft, RSA Diploma or equivalent

X

Not applicable

QU4PS

0

Does not have GSVQ/SVQ Level 3, ONC, OND, SCOTVEC National Diploma, City and Guilds Advanced Craft, RSA Advanced Diploma or equivalent

1

Has GSVQ/SVQ Level 3, ONC, OND, SCOTVEC National Diploma, City and Guilds Advanced Craft, RSA Advanced Diploma or equivalent

X

Not applicable

QU5PS

0

Does not have HNC, HND, SVQ Level 4 or 5, RSA Higher Diploma or equivalent

1

Has HNC, HND, SVQ Level 4 or 5, RSA Higher Diploma or equivalent

X

Not applicable

QU6PS

0

Does not have First Degree, Higher Degree or equivalent

1

Has First Degree, Higher Degree or equivalent

​X

Not applicable

QU7PS

0

Does not have Professional Qualifications (for example, teaching, accountancy)

1

Has Professional Qualifications (for example, teaching, accountancy)

X

Not applicable

QU8PS

0

Has all or some of these qualifications

1

Has no qualifications or qualifications outwith these groups

X

Not applicable

Total number of categories for each variable: 3

Not applicable (X) comprises:​ All people aged 15 or under, or aged 75 or over

Output:

CAS204

CAST07

S204, S214, S215

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.