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Alternative provider student 2016/17 - UK Provider Reference Number

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Alternative provider student 2016/17

Fields required from institutions in England

UK Provider Reference Number

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Short nameUKPRN

This field records the UK Provider Reference Number which is the unique identifier allocated to providers by the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP).

Applicable toEngland Scotland

All providers


The specification of this field falls within the scope of the Aligned Data Definitions and follows the Data Standards in the HESA AP student record. In the long-term it is anticipated that the UKPRN will replace the plethora of provider identifiers used by different organisations in the education sector.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To identify source of record; used by HESA to identify the higher education provider of the student.

Part of
Field length8
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: UKPRN
Data type: UKPRNType
OwnerUK Register of Learning Providers

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