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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education record 2015/16 - UK Provider Reference Number

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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education record 2015/16

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UK Provider Reference Number

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Short nameUKPRN

This data item records the UK Provider Reference Number which is the unique identifier allocated to higher education providers (HEPs) by the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP).

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education providers (HEPs).


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

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To identify source of record. Used by HESA and its Statutory Customers to identify HEPs.

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Field length8
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: UKPRN
Data type: UKPRNType

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