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Bermuda Classification of Education

Country / Area: Bermuda

Classification category: Other classifications

General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Bermuda Classification of Education (BCED)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.The classification is displayed in the Bermuda Classification of Occupations at website www.statistics.gov.bm
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?Major classes - 10
Minor classes - 9
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.0 - Pre-primary
1 - Primary
2 - Middle School
3 - Secondary School
4 - Post Secondary/Pre-University
4.1 - Grade 13/College Prep.
4.2 - Associates Degree
5 - Vocational/trade Certificates
5.1 - Clerical/Secretarial
5.2 - Electronic
5.3 - Plumbing
5.4 - Masonry/Construction
5.5 - Mechanical
6 - Bachelors Degree
7 - Professional Designation
7.1 - Insurance Degree
7.2 - Accounting Degree
8 - Masters Degree
9 - Ph.D. Degree
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes. It is linked to the International Standard Classification of Education 1997.
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)BCED is identical to ISCED in respect of major groups 0 - 3. BCED major groups 4 - 9 deviates from the ISCED groups.
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.Per the structure identified in question 2a BCED major group 4 contains two minor groups, major group 5 comprises five minor groups. BCED major groups 4 and 5 comprise ISCED major group 4. BCED major group seven differentiates Bachelor’s degree holders from Professional designation holders. Specific Professional Designations in Insurance and Accounting.
3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)Both Levels
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future.Not Applicable.
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.Used for surveying purposes, household and business surveys as one means of classifying job holders by the type of employment.
4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.)No known institutions use the classification for non-statistical purposes.
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office?Not aware that other institutions use alternative classifications.
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)February 2008
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.February 2008 - Annual Employment Survey, 2009 Labour Force Survey, 2010 Census and 2012 Labour Force Survey
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No plans to update the existing classification.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Bermuda Classification of Educational Standards (BCEDS)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsBCEDS was not linked to a former or international classification.
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))Previous BCEDS structure was seven major groups with no lower levels of disaggregation.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1978
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere.No.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?No.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Yes. The correspondence table is presented in the Bermuda Classification of Occupations booklet. The BSCO can be downloaded from website www.statistics.gov.bm.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?No.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationGovernment of Bermuda, Department of Statistics
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryP.O. Box HM 3015, Hamilton HM MX Bermuda
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 7/1/2012