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HESA identifier (HESAID)

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Key Value
Name HESA identifier
Short name HESAID
Part of Course role (CourseRole)
Description The identifier for an organisation that holds the role in CourseRole.ROLETYPE.
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All CourseRole entities

Delivery organisations (all providers)

Where the delivery organisation has a UKPRN, this must be returned in this field. Where the delivery organisation does not have a UKPRN, one of the following valid entries should be returned:

  • 5043 'Other UK private body'

  • 5044 'Other UK public body'

  • 5057 'Overseas organisation'

Funders (providers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)

One of the listed valid entries should be returned to indicate the funder for the Course. If the funder is not specifically listed, there are several generic codes that can be used e.g. Other UK public body. The more specific valid entries should be used where applicable.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? No
Reason required To record the organisation that is delivering teaching or supervision of research or funding a Course.
Field Length 8
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.7.0 1.1.0 Valid entry codes updated to prevent duplication with HESA provider identifiers. Guidance and coverage has also been updated where applicable to reflect the new codes
1.2.0 1.0.1 Recording delivery organisations is now required for all providers, not just providers in England. Guidance has been udpated to reflect this.
Valid Values
Code Label
5001 UK Armed forces
5002 Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
5003 Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
5006 Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care not elsewhere specified
5007 Departments of Social Services
5008 DfE(NI)
5009 Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
5012 Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
5013 EU Commission (EC)
5016 Office for Students
5017 HEFCW
5018 Medical Research Council (MRC)
5019 Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC)
5020 Department for Education (DfE)
5022 Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
5023 Scottish government
5024 ESFA
5025 SFC
5029 Welsh government
5030 Other charitable foundation
5031 Other HM government department/public body
5040 Other UK industry or commerce
5043 Other UK private body
5044 Other UK public body
5045 Other UK Research Council
5048 Overseas government
5049 Overseas provider
5053 Education Workforce Council (EWC)
5055 Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
5056 Research England
5057 Overseas organisation

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