Unique learner number (ULN)
|Name||Unique learner number|
|Part of||Student (Student)|
|Description||This field records a student's Unique Learner Number|
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Coverage||All Student at providers in England where CourseInitiative.INITIATIVEID= 004 or StudentInitiative.INITIATIVEID= 004. Optional for all other students.|
Further information regarding the ULN can be found on the Learning Records Service web site https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/learning-records-service.
Since the ULN is issued by the Learning Records Service, a providers' only obligation will be to check the validity of the number.
This is required for higher apprenticeship students and to allow linking with the ILR.
Where the student is in coverage for this identifier but one is not available, 9999999999 should be returned, in line with the individualised learner record (ILR) specification.
|Quality Rules||Quality rules to follow|
|Reason required||To facilitate linking between HESA data and other data sources.|
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