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Staff Record 2014/15 - Higher education provider (HEP) joint contract

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Staff Record 2014/15

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Higher education provider (HEP) joint contract

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Short nameHEIJOINT

This field records the UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN) of one other higher education provider (HEP) involved in a joint contract. The UKPRN is the unique identifier allocated to HEPs by the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP)

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All joint contracts where Contract.TERMS is coded 1 or 2.


A single register of learning providers has been developed and the specification of this field falls within the scope of the Aligned Data Definitions. In the long-term it is anticipated that the UKPRN will replace the plethora of identifiers used by different organisations in the higher education sector.

Business rules

Contract.HEIJOINT must not be the returning provider.


Contract.HEIJOINT should not exist where Contract.TERMS is not equal to 1 or 2.

Reason required

To identify joint contract arrangements

Part of
Field length8
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: UKPRNType
Date modified2015-04-30
Change management notesBusiness stage rule 1 updated with references to higher education institution (HEI) replaced with higher education provider (HEP). References to institution (as a short-hand for higher education institution) have been changed to provider.

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