Student 2016/17 - Contact postcode past
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Contact postcode past
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This field records the postcode of the contact address of the student prior to enrolment.
All LearnerContact records.
The postcode prior to enrolment is completed when the student first enrols on a programme of learning with a provider. It should not be updated if the student moves house during this programme of learning (which includes between teaching years if the programme of learning extends over more than one teaching year).
Providers must ensure that the postcode prior to enrolment is not changed to influence funding for learning aims that are already in progress.
The current postcode may differ from the student's current contact postcode (LearnerContact.CONTPCODEPCURR, where a student has subsequently changed residence since enrolling, for example if they are living away from home.
For learners who were not resident in the UK prior to the start of learning (and therefore do not have a UK postcode prior to enrolment), an empty element should be returned i.e:
Where an empty element is returned, any Individualised Learner Record (ILR) data generated from this field will be populated with ZZ99 9ZZ.
The postcode must be returned in Uppercase.
Quality rules to follow
To enable Apprenticeship funding allocation. To monitor delivery of learning. To support local planning. To monitor delivery of national contracts. To calculate minimum levels of performance. To allow analysis of Community Learning provision for Area Reviews, consistent with other provision.
Data type: PostCodeWithNullType
|Owner||Skills Funding Agency|
|Change management notes||Revisions to the Reason Required for the field to align with the FE Individualised Learner Record (ILR) Version 3. Notes adjusted to add the requirement that postcodes be returned in uppercase.|
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