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462 PIR Field of education supplementary code


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


Version: 1.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Field name: FOE-SUPP
Element name: Field of education supplementary code

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 6


010000 to 129999​ Field of education code​
000000 Course is not a combined course, or is an OUA unit

Coding notes

  • Refer to: Appendix E – Field of Education Classification.
  • Combined courses must be assigned a substantive field of education (i.e. spaces or all zeros are not valid).
  • Field to be filled with zeroes for courses other than combined courses, even though some single‑award courses may have dual strands.
  • Element 461 PIR (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.

Input files

Provider Information Request:

  • PIR Course of Study (PCO)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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