Education terms is the controlled vocabulary developed and maintained by the Department for Education.
The purpose of this page is to make Education terms available for anyone who wants to use it. XML and SKOS RDF files can be downloaded from the downloads section.
These files are provided as open source. More information about what open source means is available from the links provided on this page.
Background information about the files and the schema is available in the explanatory notes document.
It is important to understand that Education terms is not a closed file. It is maintained as a working controlled vocabulary. This means that it is updated with new terms and terms may be deprecated as required. Scope notes are regularly reviewed.
Release notes for Education terms are issued with each new version of the XML and SKOS RDF files. The document gives details of the changes made to the file since the last update, and any amendments made to the XML schema. The release notes for the previous version are also available.
This is the Education terms XML data file 11 February 2013
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This is the Education terms SKOS RDF file updated 11 February 2013
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These explanatory notes should be used with the XML and SKOS RDF files for Education terms. Updated to v1.5 March 2013.
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Release notes accompanying 11 February 2013 update.
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Release notes accompanying 05 December 2012 update.
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A generic schema for the Education terms data file.
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A generic DTD (Document Type Definition) for the Education terms data file.
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Details of the Open Source Initiative definition.