Student Alternative 2019/20 - Location identifier
Student Alternative 2019/20
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This field records the identifier for the physical location in which the course was taught.
|Applicable to||England Scotland|
Compulsory for all instance periods at providers with Limited Designation and Teach-Out designation. Optional for instance periods at registered providers.
A thirty character (maximum) identifier for each location designated for the provision of a course is required to be submitted to Office for Students/Department for Education as part of the designation process. The unique combination of course identifier and location(s) defines a designated course. This identifier must be submitted to HESA in this field.
A designated course may have multiple approved locations. Providers should submit each location associated with the relevant instance period. This field may be returned multiple times to allow for this.
The valid characterset available for this field follows the Data Standards in the HESA Student Alternative record.
The character set chosen will support Welsh and Gaelic languages as well as all European and most other languages using a Latin-based character set.
The Unicode charts that list each of the characters in this range can be found on the Unicode web site. The specific sets that are defined here are shown in the following PDF documents:
Files must be encoded with UTF-8 and schema validation will be in place to ensure this. Providers must specify the encoding used in their XML files in the first line of the file (i.e. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>) and to ensure that their files are actually saved with that encoding. If XML files are edited with some text editors and the encoding is not specified or does not match the actual file encoding, there may be problems when submitting these files for validation.
Quality rules to follow
|Reason required||To identify course location.|
Data type: LOCATIONType
|Change management notes||The coverage has been updated to add clarification.|
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