HESA Student Record 2012/13 - Last institution attended
HESA Student Record 2012/13
Last institution attended
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This field describes previous institution attended by the student.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All entrants where EntryProfile.DOMICILE = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE or IM and Course.COURSEAIM = M22, M26, H00, H11, H16, H18, H22, H23, I00, I11, I16, J10, J16, J20, J26, J30, C20, C30 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 04
This field seeks to categorise types of expected code, and uses the first character to indicate from which code set the institute identifier belongs. HESA codes should be prefixed with an H, government codes should be prefixed with a D and UCAS codes should be prefixed with a U. Generic codes do not require a prefix.
For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction. It is not expected that the information contained within the *J will be updated by institutions, however where updates are made these should be made with reference to the schools codes listing issued by UCAS to institutions.
UCAS will make available an HEI, FEC or government number, if they have one, or in the absence of same, default to the five digit UCAS number, but the letter prefixing the code will differentiate between type of institution.
UCAS holds the school/FE/HE or other institution from which the UCAS application was received. HESA recognises that this will give a small percentage statistical error in the data for this field.
For non-UCAS entrants institutions may use the generic codes and not provide details of individual named institutions. The generic codes are:
If the previous institution is not known and none of the other generic codes are suitable, code as H9999, U99999, U00000, D9999999 or D0000000, 9999 or 0000.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
To monitor school, etc, background of students and to assist the tracking of students through their experience of higher education.
Data type: PrevInstType
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