Unique learner number(ULN)


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Key

Value

Name
Unique learner number
Short Name
ULN
Parent Entity
TypeField
Applicable To
England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All Students at providers in England where CourseInitiative.COURSEINITID = 004 or StudentInitiative.STUINITID = 004.

Optional for all other Students.

Description
This field records a student's Unique Learner Number
Notes

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 provider's 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.

Reason Required
To facilitate linking between HESA data and other data sources.
Field Length
10
Quality RulesQuality Rules to follow
Minimum Occurrence
0
Maximum Occurrence
1
Primary Key?
False
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