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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Record 2011/12 - UK Provider Reference Number

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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Record 2011/12

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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.


A single register of learning providers is being developed, and the specification of this field falls within the scope of the Aligned Data Definitions and follows the Data Standards in the DLHE Record. 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.

Required for valid responseYes
To be asked of third partyNot applicable
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Reason required

To identify source of record. Used by HESA and its Statutory Customers to identify institutions.

Part of
Field length8
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: UKPRN
Data type: UKPRNType
Based onNew field
Date modified2011-08-30
Change management notes'Required for valid response' and 'To be asked of third party' sections added

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