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Provider profile 2020/21 - UK Provider Reference Number

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Provider profile 2020/21

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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 higher education providers (HEPs) by the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP).

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education providers (HEPs).


In the long-term it is anticipated that the UKPRN will replace the plethora of HEP identifiers used by different organisations in the education sector.

Quality rules
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
Reason required To identify the source of a record; used by HESA and all Statutory Customers to identify HEP.
Part of
Field length8
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: UKPRN
Data type: UKPRNType
OwnerUK Register of Learning Providers

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