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AP student record 2014/15 - Date of birth

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AP student record 2014/15

Fields required from institutions in England

Date of birth

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Short nameBIRTHDTE

This field records the date of birth of the student.

Applicable toEngland

All students.


All date fields in the AP student record must be completed using the ISO8601 format of YYYY-MM-DD. The specification of this field falls within the scope of the Aligned Data Definitions and follows the Data Standards in the HESA AP student record.

This field is mandatory. If, in exceptional circumstances, the date of birth is not known, an empty element should be returned with neither characters nor spaces within it:


HESA monitors the number of unknown birth dates submitted by each provider.

For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction.

Quality rules
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
Reason required

To understand student demographics and facilitate record linkage across collections.

Part of
Field length10
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: DateType
OwnerInformation Standards Board - Aligned Data Definitions

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