LS variable metadata
Variable: HLQP0
Table: ME01
Short description: Highest qualification. 2001.
Full description: This derived variable provides information on the highest level of qualification. In England and Wales it is based on responses to both the qualifications question and the professional qualification question (see QUP0 and PQUP0).
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

10No academic or professional qualifications
11Level 1: CSEs (grades 2-5), GCSEs (grades D-G), 1-4 CSEs (grade 1), 1-4 GCSEs (grades A-C), 1-4 O levels, NVQ level 1, Foundation GNVQ
12Level 2: 5+O levels, 5+CSEs (grade1), 5+GCSEs (grades A-C) etc, 1 A level, 1-3 AS levels, NVQ level 2, Intermediate GNVQ
13Level 3: 2+ A levels, 4+ AS levels, Higher School Certificate, NVQ level 3, Advanced GNVQ
14Level 4/5: First degree, Higher degree, NVQ levels 4-5, HNC, HND. Qualified Teacher status, Qualified Medical Doctor, Qualified Dentist, Qualified Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor
15Other qualifications/ level unknown: Other qualifications (eg City and Guilds etc), Other Professional qualifications
-7Missing (initial extract only record)
-9Not applicable

Units of measurement:  
Source: 2001 Census.
Former name of variable: HLQPUK
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Education
Classification: LEVQUAL01 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2