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Student record 2015/16 - Date of birth

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Student record 2015/16

Fields required from institutions in Wales

Date of birth


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Typefield
Short nameBIRTHDTE
Description

This field records the date of birth of the student.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All students

Notes

All date fields in the 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 student record.

If the date of birth is not known, an empty element should be returned, i.e:

           <BIRTHDTE></BIRTHDTE>

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.

Where Y0/Y1/Y2 appear in business rules, these refer to the reporting period Y1-Y2 (e.g. for the 2007-08 reporting period, Y0 is 2006, Y1 is 2007 and Y2 is 2008).

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

The date of birth is required to generate the student's age and to provide an additional item of information for record linkage. To permit age-based analysis and also facilitate record linkage across collections.

Part of
Field length10
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: BIRTHDTE
Data type: DateType
OwnerInformation Standards Board - Aligned Data Definitions
Version1.0

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