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Subject classification technical data standard

Standard identifier: 
Standard Type: 
Technical Data Standards
Approved: Recommended
Date of Standard: 
Monday, 26 October 2015
Courses and qualifications
Target audience: 
Data modellers
ICT procurers
System developers or programmers

This technical data standard binds the Subject Classification business data standard to an XML Schema (XSD) representation.

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.