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4 Educational purpose qualifiers
Use EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* Qualifier codes WITH appropriate subject codes for: indicating the curriculum, examination or level for which educational material is specifically designed, such as school textbooks, language learning coursework, study aids, revision material, vocational training material etc. Use 4Z- national extensions when available for material written or created for a specific countries education system. 4Z codes may be used for material that is used in multiple countries, for example, the GMAT exam. Always use a 4* Qualifier when using a YP* codes. DO NOT USE: to indicate educational institutions that are the subject of a book, eg, a history of specific university. DO NOT USE: code “4” itself, but select appropriate specific qualifiers from section 4*
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4C For all educational levels
Use all 4C* codes for: titles published for educational use at the applicable level, but prefer 4Z* national extension detail wherever possible. Use with: 4Z* and PLACE 1* Qualifiers as appropriate
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4CA For pre-school learning
Use for: any educational material aimed at pre-primary or early childhood education
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4CD For primary education
Class here: Elementary education. Use for: any educational material aimed at the first level of school education
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4CF For middle / preparatory school education
Use for: any educational material for systems that have a clearly delineated level between primary and secondary education
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4CL For secondary education
Use for: educational material that is for use at secondary level
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4CN For advanced secondary education
Use for: educational material aimed specifically at the upper end or final years of secondary education, typically beginning at about age 15 or 16 years
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4CP For vocational / professional education / training
Use for: materials for official apprenticeship courses. Use with: 4CT for tertiary level or with 4CL or 4CN at secondary level, as appropriate but prefer 4Z* national extension detail wherever available. Use with: 4Z* and PLACE 1* Qualifiers as appropriate
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4CT For higher / tertiary / university education
Use for: material published for educational use in higher or university education, but prefer 4Z* national extension detail if material is published ONLY for use in a specific national curriculum. Use with: 4Z* and PLACE 1* Qualifiers as appropriate
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4CX For adult education
Class here: Lifelong learning, continuing education. Use for: any material designed specifically for training or education of adult learners within a structured educational programme or curriculum.
Prefer: other codes for University level education.
See also: 4TY For home learning / Self-study / autonomous learning
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