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HESA Student Record 2012/13 - Workplace location postcode

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HESA Student Record 2012/13

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Workplace location postcode

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This field indicates the postcode of the location of the workplace at start of learning.

Applicable toEngland

LearnerEmploymentStatus records where (Instance.PROGTYPE = 02, 03, 10, 20 or 21, or Instance.FUNDMODEL = 45).


This field must be recorded for all learners undertaking employer responsive funded learning and non-funded Apprenticeships. It does not need to be recorded for any other type of non-funded learning.

This field should hold the postcode of the location where the learner is employed or undertaking a work placement and not that of the employer’s head office.

If the workplace location postcode is not available, for example where a learner is on placement at a building site, providers should record either the postcode of the employer’s main premises or the provider’s postcode. If the postcode is unknown, an empty element should be returned with the ReasonForNull attribute set to 1 (not known), i.e:

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Reason required

Labour market information.

Part of
Field length8
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
OwnerThe Data Service
Date modified2013-04-30
Change management notesBusiness rule 1 added to enforce coverage of new field.

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