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Study location (StudyLocation)

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Key Value
Name Study location
Short Name StudyLocation
Version 1.7.0
Description This entity records the location(s) associated with the StudentCourseSession, including distance learning
Uniquely Identified by

Each Study location (StudyLocation) is uniquely identified by:

Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All StudentCourseSessions where there is activity that is not recorded in OffVenueActivity unless the student is writing up outside the UK

A StudyLocation is required to be returned where:

  • The student is studying in the UK at the providers or a partners venue

  • The student is distance learning

  • The student will spend the majority of their Engagement outside the UK and is currently outside the UK (if they are currently in the UK, their activity is recorded in the same way as other students).

A StudentCourseSession would have no StudyLocation returned where:

  • There is no activity for the StudentCourseSession i.e. the student is dormant.

  • All the activity for the StudentCourseSession is:

    • Recorded in OffVenueActivity, for example the student is on a placement for the full year

    • Writing up outside the UK (recorded using SessionStatus.STATUSCHANGEDTO = 04 and StudentCourseSession.STUDYABROAD).

    • A combination of the two

The StudyLocation entity should be returned multiple times for a StudentCourseSession where applicable, for example, if the student studies at more than one Venue.

The information recorded in this entity should reflect the location(s) for the entire StudentCourseSession, it may therefore change between reference periods if the student does not study at the locations as expected.

For further information and examples, please see the Further guidance on returning Venues and StudyLocations document.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Reason Required To record the geographical locations of students for funding allocations, Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) metrics and regional profiles to identify cold spots for certain subjects areas and monitor student migration by subject area. To record the organisations delivering learning at these locations. To record which students are distance learning and whether distance learning students are based in the UK or overseas.
Minimum Occurrences 0
Maximum Occurrences unbounded
Field Field Length Optional?
Study location identifier (STUDYLOCID) 50 No
Distance learning (DISTANCE) 2 Yes
Primarily outside the UK (PRINONUK) 2 Yes
Study proportion (STUDYPROPORTION) 4 No
Venue identifier (VENUEID) 50 Yes
Parent Entity Student course session (StudentCourseSession)
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.3.0 1.0.1 Clarification added to the coverage and guidance around the submission of StudyLocation, OffVenueActivity and PRINONUK

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