There are two types of HEPCAT reports: System reports are generated each time you submit your data to HEIMS.
This can give you a substantial error report with hundreds or even thousands of errors to correct.
Detailed explanations of each of the levels are available on the HEPCAT validation levels page.
For example, validations can check that you have correctly coded a student's date of birth and that the date of birth doesn't change between reporting periods.
Validations can also calculate that a student's debt amount aligns with what they paid up front and what they have been charged for a unit of study.
Validations cannot confirm the accuracy of the data you have reported.
For example, validations cannot check that you have reported the correct number of students studying at your institution.So it's important to ensure you always allow sufficient time to validate your data prior to the due date for each submission.If you leave this step until the last minute you are likely to miss your deadline.There are two validation processes that take place when you are reporting your data.Firstly there is a set of validations within HEPCAT. Data must pass all HEPCAT Fatal validations before you can submit your data to HEIMS.The purpose of these validations is to alert you to possible inconsistencies in your data but warnings do not stop your data from successfully progressing through the submission process.