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Key Information Set 2016/17 - Location identifier

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Key Information Set 2016/17

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Location identifier

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Short nameLOCID

This field records the provider's own identifier for a teaching location.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All providers where Institution.Location entity exists.


This field records a two character identifier for the teaching location.

CourseLocation.LOCID must be the same as that submitted in Location.LOCID.

This field cannot be returned when KISCourse.KISTYPE = 3.

Example 1 - Provider owned campus

Example 2 - A franchise partner

If the majority of the first year of the KIS Course is undertaken at a single location, as indicated by Location.LOCID, then that Location.LOCID should also be submitted in CourseLocation.LOCID.

If the course is undertaken at multiple locations in the first year, CourseLocation.LOCID should represent the location where the majority of time is spent.

Where a student's time in the first year is split evenly between locations, providers should pick one of those locations. In deciding which location to pick, providers may wish to consider whether either of the locations is more likely to act as a hub for the student’s activity (for example, because the library or other facilities are on one of the sites).

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Reason required

To allow linking of course locations.

Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: LOCID
Data type: LOCIDType

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