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HESA Student Record 2009/10 - Year left last institution

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HESA Student Record 2009/10

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Year left last institution

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Short nameYRLLINST

This field is a four digit number linked to EntryProfile.PREVINST, denoting the year in which the student left the previous institution.

Applicable toScotland

All entrants to institutions in Scotland where EntryProfile.ARTICLN = 1, 2, 3 or 4

Base data typeYearWithUnknownType
Field length4
Part of
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Reason required

This information is used by the Scottish Executive (Scottish Government) in projections and planning for the sector and analysis of trends in the take-up of higher education. Knowing the year left last institution helps with the matching of students to their previous study details at another institution.

Information about articulating students is required by the Scottish Executive (Scottish Government) who wish to compare educational outcomes for those students moving without a gap into a course at an HEI and those who have left a gap of a year or more.


Code 9999 should be used for 'Not known'.

Business rules

EntryProfile.YRLLINST must exist for institutions in Scotland where EntryProfile.ARTICLN = 1, 2, 3 or 4.


EntryProfile.YRLLINST must not exist for institutions in England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

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