Validation kits are provided by HESA to enable providers to test their data locally ahead of the data submission period. Providers are strongly encouraged to make use the validation kit as part of their data preparations.

New XML validation kits

The new validation kit is used for the following XML collections:

  • C14018 (DLHE record 2014/15)
  • C14051 (Student record 2014/15)
  • C14052 (Aggregate offshore record 2014/15)
  • C14054 (AP student record 2014/15)
  • C14078 (DLHE FEC 2014/15)
  • C15025 (Staff record 2015/16)
  • C15041 (Provider profile record 2015/16)
  • C15051 (Student record 2015/16)
  • C15052 (Aggregate offshore record 2015/16)
  • C15053 (ITT record 2015/16)
  • C15054 (AP student record 2015/16)
  • C15061 (Key Information Set 2015/16)
  • C16051 (Student record 2016/17)
  • C16061 (Key Information Set 2016/17)
  • C16053 (ITT Record 2015/16)

Download and install the new HESA XML Validation Kit

Help with the new HESA XML Validation Kit

Updates in (2016-06-22)

  • A valid UKPRN and RECID are now required to be submitted in the XML file. Validation had been added to stop these fields being left blank.

Updates in (2015-07-20)

The changes in this version of the validation kit are:

  • Results can be filtered by entity or by entity.field, and will be able to filter by specific rule
  • Excessive memory usage when saving large result sets to Excel improved
  • Validation complete message showing total issues
  • Selecting location data from the detail of an issue is being improved

Updates in (2015-03-18)

  • The summary of results now displays the issues found in the data with counts for each rule, with an additional choice to display detailed results where each of the fields reported in an error has a separate column.
  • The ability to download results in a number of different formats

Updates in v. (2015-02-05)

  • Addresses a delay in processing schema errors

XML validation kits

The original validation kit is used for all other XML collections, including:

  • C14061 (Key Information Set 2014/15)
  • C14041 (Institutional Profile 2014/15)
  • C14025 (Staff record 2014/15)
  • C13018 (DLHE record 2013/14)
  • C13025 (Staff record 2013/14)
  • C13041 (Institutional Profile 2013/14)
  • C13051 (Student record 2013/14)
  • C13053 (Initial Teacher Training In-Year record 2013/14)
  • C13061 (Key Information Set 2013/14)
  • C13078 (DLHE FEC 2013/14)
  • C12018 (DLHE record 2012/13)
  • C12025 (Staff record 2012/13)
  • C12051 (Student record 2012/13)
  • C12052 (Aggregate offshore record 2012/13)

 ...and all other collections, apart from those supported by the new validation kit.

Download and install the HESA XML Validation Kit v1.0.8.6 (Windows NT4; 2000; XP; Vista; Windows 7)

Help with the HESA XML Validation Kit  

Updates in v. (2015-02-15)

  • Added DLHE FEC

Updates in v. (2014-03-104

  • Corrected false reporting of UKPRN differing from config

Updates in v.

  • Supports C13041 validation
  • Fixed 404 error when downloading business rule updates