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Subject classification data standard

Standard identifier: 
ISB-000343
Standard Type: 
Business Data Standards
Version: 
1.00
Status: 
Approved: Recommended
Date of Standard: 
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Category: 
Courses and qualifications
Target audience: 
Data modellers
ICT procurers
Statisticians
System developers or programmers
Introduction: 

This standard can be used to store or exchange data that identifies Subject Classifications. A Subject Classification is a topic within a subject classification scheme, such as the Sector Subject Areas classification scheme or the JACS v2.0 classification scheme.  A subject classification scheme typically identifies subjects that may be associated with other entities such as qualifications or learning opportunities, for example, to help the learner to identify a specific qualification or learning opportunity that will help to prepare for further learning, employment, career progression, achieve personal growth, engagement in learning etc.

Data definitions: