Classification: LEVQUAL71
Short name: LEVQUAL71
Full name: Level of Qualification 1971
General description: Level of qualification is a person-level variable where qualifications obtained are categorised into three levels: a, b and c where a is the highest.
Qualification information entered on the census form was checked against a list of higher qualifications compiled by the Department for Education and Science, Scottish Education Department and Census Offices in order to categorise the qualification into one of the three levels:
a) Higher degrees of UK standard
b) First degrees and all other qualifications of first degree standard
c) Qualifications that are: (i) generally obtained at 18 and over, (ii) above GCE ‘A’ level standard: and (iii) below UK first degree level
A qualified person holds at least one qualification at level a, b or c.
Educational attainment is an extension of the classification that includes two additional groups (d and e) for ‘non-qualified persons’ who do not have a qualification above GCE ‘A’ level standard.
LS description: In the LS no information is available on groups d and e, which are categories of educational attainment for 'unqualified persons'.
Keyword: Education
Start date: Census 1971
Equivalent classifications: LEVQUAL01 (Census 2001)
LEVQUAL91 (Census 1991)
LEVQUAL81 (Census 1981)