Student record 2015/16 - Location identifier
Student record 2015/16
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This field records the HEFCE-issued identifier for the physical location in which the course was taught.
All instances at alternative providers where (Course.COURSEAIM begins with H, I, J, C or is M22, M26, M28 or M71) and the associated course is designated. Not required for students at alternative providers who hold blanket designation.
This field contains an identifier up to fifteen characters long for each location designated for the provision of a course, submitted to HEFCE and BIS as part of the designation process. The unique combination of course identifier and location defines a designated course.
Characters may be A-Z or 0-9.
A designated course may have multiple approved locations. Providers should submit each location associated with the relevant Course.COURSEID. This field may be returned multiple times to allow for this.
The valid characterset available for this field follows the Data Standards in the HESA Student record.
The character set chosen will support Welsh and Gaelic languages as well as all European and most other languages using a Latin-based character set.
The Unicode charts that list each of the characters in this range can be found on the Unicode web site. The specific sets that are defined here are shown in the following PDF documents:
Files must be encoded with UTF-8 and schema validation will be in place to ensure this. Providers must specify the encoding used in their XML files in the first line of the file (i.e. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>) and to ensure that their files are actually saved with that encoding. If XML files are edited with some text editors and the encoding is not specified or does not match the actual file encoding, there may be problems when submitting these files for validation.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
To identify course location for designation.
Data type: LOCATIONType
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