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Student 2017/18 - Delivery location postcode

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Student 2017/18

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Delivery location postcode

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This field records the postcode of the address at which the learning is delivered.

Applicable toEngland

All engagements.


The postcode must be returned in upper case.

Where delivery is at more than one location, record the postcode of the location at which the majority of learning is delivered.

Where provision is delivered away from a learning centre, for example distance or e-learning, 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.

Where the delivery point is a building site without a postcode the local provider's postcode should be used.

This should be the delivery location at start. There is no requirement for providers to update this information if the student's delivery location changes.

For students undertaking HE learning where the majority of learning takes place in the workplace, the postcode of the HE centre (or college) should be recorded in the HE centre location postcode field in the Learning Delivery HE entity.

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Field length8
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
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OwnerEducation and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

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