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Previous provider (PREVIOUSPROVIDER)

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Key Value
Name Previous provider
Part of Entry Profile (EntryProfile)
Description The last provider attended by the student prior to beginning the Engagement.
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All EntryProfiles where EntryProfile.PERMADDCOUNTRY= XF, XG, XH, XI, XK, XL, GG, JE or IM and StudentCourseSession.INTERCALATION is not equal to 01 and Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE does not exist and Qualification.QUALCAT = M0002, H0003, H0004, H0005, I0001, I0007, J0000, J0001, J0002, J0003, C0000 or C0001.

This data is required on entry to the student's Engagement and should be returned to reflect the position when the first StudentCourseSession associated with the Engagement begins.

In the majority of cases, a UKPRN will be returned. Where the student has not entered through UCAS, the identifier for the previous provider entered in this field may be obtained from the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP). Where a UKPRN cannot be obtained, providers may use the generic codes below.

9998 'Not available' is returned where the provider does not know the information.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? Yes
Reason required To monitor the school background of students for the widening participation Performance Indicator and to assist the tracking of students through their experience of higher education.
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
Valid Values
Code Label
5037 Other UK Further Education College
5038 Other UK Higher Education Provider
5039 Other UK independent school
5046 Other UK state school
5047 Other UK training provider
5049 Overseas provider
9998 Not available

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