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Initial Teacher Training 2016/17 - Date of birth

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Initial Teacher Training 2016/17

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.


This field is identical to the Student.BIRTHDTE field in the Student Record, with the additional restriction in this record that BIRTHDTE cannot be null.

All date fields in this collection 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 record.

This information is available from UCAS and UCAS Teacher Training (UTT).

Information relating to age is asked in order to monitor equality, diversity and inclusion in the higher education sector and support institutions in meeting their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

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Reason required

The date of birth is required for record linkage

Part of
Field length10
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Date modified2017-05-09
Change management notesGuidance added to detail the purpose for this field being collected.

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