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HESA Student Record 2007/08 - UK Provider Reference Number

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HESA Student Record 2007/08

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UK Provider Reference Number

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Short nameUKPRN

This field records the UK Provider Reference Number which is the unique identifier allocated to institutions by the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP).

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All institutions

Base data typeUKPRNType
Field length8
Part of
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Reason required

To identify source of record; used by HESA and all Statutory Customers to identify institution of student.


A single register of learning providers is being developed as a part of the Managing Information Across Partners (MIAP) programme. In the long-term it is anticipated that the UKPRN will replace the plethora of institution identifiers used by different organisations in the education sector.

A software developers toolkit - to support the development of UKRLP web services - can be found by following the Software Development Kit link from

OwnerUK Register of Learning Providers
Schema components
Element: UKPRN
Data type: UKPRNType

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