COLLECT guides for schools and local authorities

Guides for schools and local authorities submitting data using COLLECT.



These guides will help schools and local authorities complete and submit data using COLLECT (Collections Online - Learners, Education, Children and Teachers).

COLLECT is the Department for Education’s centralised data collection and management system.

The guides include information on:

  • accessing COLLECT
  • uploading and submitting data
  • error queries
  • matching and reconciliation (school workforce census only)

Video guide to COLLECT

Generic COLLECT Guide

Published 22 December 2016
Last updated 16 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added video guide.
  2. Added 2 matching and reconciliation documents (for school workforce census).
  3. First published.