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Postcode of permanent home address (PERMADDPOSTCODE)

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Key Value
Name Postcode of permanent home address
Part of Entry Profile (EntryProfile)
Description This field records the postcode of the Student's permanent home address on entry to the Engagement.
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All EntryProfile entities where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY = XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE or IM.

Note that for funding allocations OfS, HEFCW and WG-DfES can only use data that includes both the outward and inward parts of the postcode.

If a postcode is not known, ZZ99 9ZZ should be returned.

If the full postcode is not known, the outward part of the postcode can be returned. It is expected that in most cases a full postcode will be provided.

High-levels of unknown values will raise a validation issue.

Letters within the postcode must be returned in upper case.

Where the student's permanent home address on entry to their Engagement is in the UK or Channel Islands, a postcode must be returned. This field should collect the postcode the student lived in for non-educational purposes before starting their Engagement.

In the event that a full postcode is not known, providers must return at least the outward part. This is essential for allowing HESA to do geographical analysis

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? Yes
Reason required To monitor student participation by local area including for widening participation Performance Indicators, to allow estimates of local student populations for monitoring migration and travel to study patterns, to calculate widening access and retention funding allocations in Wales.
Field Length 8
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.2.0 1.0.1 Guidance added regarding returning the outward part of the postcode.

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