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HESA Student Record 2011/12 - UK Provider Reference Number

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HESA Student 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 HESA student 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.

A software developers toolkit - to support the development of UKRLP web services - can be found on the Data Service website.

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Reason required

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

Part of
Field length8
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: UKPRN
Data type: UKPRNType
OwnerUK Register of Learning Providers

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