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Key Information Set 2013/14 - Location identifier

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Key Information Set 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in England

Location identifier

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Short nameLOCID

This field records the institution's own identifier for a teaching location.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All institutions where Institution.Location entity exists


This field records a two character identifier for the teaching location.

KISCourse.LOCID must be the same as that submitted in Location.LOCID.

This field must not be returned when KISCourse.KISTYPE = 3, or when KISCourse.DISTANCE = 1.

Example 1 - Institution owned campus

Example 2 - A franchise partner

If the majority of the first year of the KIS Course is undertaken at a single location, as indicated by Location.LOCID, then that Location.LOCID should be repeated in KISCourse.LOCID.

If the course is undertaken at multiple locations in the first year, KISCourse.LOCID should represent the location where the majority of time is spent.

If time is split evenly between locations, then KISCourse.LOCID should represent a central location for all first year components.

There may be cases where the course can be undertaken at more than one location, for example, where the first year of the course is taken wholly at three different further education colleges (FECs) before moving to an HEI. In such cases, KISCourse.LOCID should be returned three times, each pointing to the different FECs.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To allow linking of course locations.

Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: LOCID
Data type: LOCIDType
Year this field relates to2014/15
Date modified2013-07-08
Change management notesGuidance removed regarding matching LOCID in KIS with Campus.CAMPID in the Institution profile record, as it is not relevant.

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