Learner Level Delivery Location Postcode Data Definition
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1 Postcode of the Learner's Delivery Provider.
2 Identifies the delivery location postcode of the learner in order to generate learner delivery location areas.
3 The following variables are used as source data for the calculation of Learner Level Delivery Location Postcode.
LSC Funding stream
Delivery location postcode
Learning Start Date
DV - Actual current year GLH using 1 Oct as first census date
DV - Notional NVQ Level of the Aim
Derived Variables and Datasets
4 The definition produces the following derived variable(s)
DV – Postcode of the Learners Delivery Provider
Learner Standard File
5 For FE, the Learner Level Delivery Location Postcode (L_A23) is derived using the Delivery Location Postcode of the aim (A23) with the highest Notional NVQ Level (A_NVQLEV). If there is more that one aim with that NVQ level then the aim with the highest total Actual Current Year Guided Learning Hours (A_ACT_B) is used. If there is more than one Delivery Location Postcode (A23) with the same total Actual Current Year Guided Learning Hours (A_ACT_B) then the Postcode of the Learners Delivery Provider (L_A23) is set to 'MIX DP', and delivery provider locations (e.g. L_DPLLSC) will not be derived for the learner.
6 For WBL, the aims that are used for deriving Postcode of the Learners Delivery Provider (L_A23) are those that are either the framework aim or, if the programme is not a framework, aims that are WBL funded (A10=40), SC ESF co-financed (A10=70) or other LSC funding stream (A10=80). Of these, the aim with the latest Learning Start Date (A27) is used to provide the Learner Level Delivery Location Postcode (L_A23).
7 The following sample code is available:
Last Modified: 3 Jan 06