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Key Information Set 2013/14 - Institution bed number

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Key Information Set 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in Northern Ireland

Institution bed number

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Short nameINSTBEDS

This field records the number of institution owned/sponsored beds.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

If Applicable


This field should contain the number of bed spaces in institution owned/sponsored accommodation for the location it is being reported for. This field should not be returned where no such accommodation exists.

This field should only represent accommodation available to undergraduates.

When counting institutional bed numbers, head tenancy agreements where the institution acts as an agent or a private landlord can lead to confusion over whether to count these beds as institutionally owned or privately owned. A distinction should be made based on the number of beds in the property; if it is 11 or more, then it should be included in institutional owned/sponsored, if it is 10 or below then it should be in private rental.

Vetted private accommodation should not be included in Location.INSTBEDS, as the accommodation is not owned or managed by the institution.

If this field does not exist then Institution.INSTUPPPER and Institution.INSTLOWER must not exist.

This field can contain values in the range 0-99999, validation will restrict the range to 1-15000.

Quality rules
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Reason required

KIS data item.

Part of
Field length5
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: BEDSType
Year this field relates to2013/14

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