Term time postcode(TTPCODE)

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Term time postcode
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England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All Students who are in attendance at the provider, except where Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE exists or (SessionStatus.STATUSCHANGEDTO = 02 for the entire reference period) or (Leaver.ENGENDDATE - Engagement.ENGSTARTDATE <= 14 days and RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12) or (CourseInitiative.COURSEINITID = 027 or StudentInitiative.STUINITID = 027 or 030).

This field records the postcode of the student's location during term time

This field is required to be returned for students who spend any time in attendance at the provider during the reference period i.e. they are not dormant, on a placement, studying abroad or distance learning for the entirety of the reference period.

The Student may therefore be in coverage in some reference periods and not others if they, for example, take a placement for part of their Engagement.

This is not necessarily the correspondence address provided by the student.

Where students are staying in a hall of residence, a generic postcode for that hall of residence can be returned for all relevant students.

It is expected that in many cases this information would change throughout a student's Engagement.

If the full postcode is not known, the outward part of the postcode can be returned. For example, returning only the outward GL50 rather than the full postcode GL50 1HZ.

If the postcode is not known, the default value of ZZ99 9ZZ should be returned.

It is expected that in most cases a full postcode will be provided.

All postcodes should be returned using upper-case letters, for example GL50 3DA.

A typical postcode such as GL50 3DA would be coded with a blank in the fifth character position. A postcode such as B1 6SR would have a blank in position 3. The part of the postcode before the space is known as the outward part of the postcode and can be 2, 3 or 4 characters long. The part of the postcode after the space is known as the inward part of the postcode and is a fixed length of 3 characters. The space between the outward and inward parts of the postcode must always be shown as part of the postcode.

British Forces Post Office (BFPO) postcodes

Where BFPO codes relate to UK locations, providers will need to locate the Royal Mail equivalent for the base.

Reason Required
To allow estimates to be made of local student populations for use in developing national statistics, monitoring migration and travel to study patterns.
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Revision History
Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes amended so it now refers all students. updated to match legacy Student and Student Alternative return - change to exclude 2 week SLC rule and dormant students. amended to remove upskilling students at providers in Scotland. updated to exclude 2 week SLC rule, dormant students and where RSNENGEND = 03, 05, 11, 12.