Guidance

ILR specification, validation rules and appendices 2019 to 2020

Technical documents that define the ILR data that publicly funded providers must collect and return including ILR data returns calendar for 2019

Documents

ILR specification 2019 to 2020: version 2 (8 May 2019)

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ILR specification 2019 to 2020 validation rules: version 7 (6 July 2020)

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ILR specification 2019 to 2020: learning delivery monitoring (LDM) codes: version 3 (3 July 2020)

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ILR changes 2019 to 2020 webinar Q&A

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ILR specification 2019 to 2020 schema definitions: version 2 (8 May 2019)

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ILR specification 2019 to 2020 XML sample file: version 2 (4 July 2019)

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ILR specification 2019 to 2020: appendix A data collection timetable: version 2 (12 June 2019)

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ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix B, migration specification: version 3 (9 May 2019)

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ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix B, annex 1: version 2 (9 May 2019)

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ILR Specification 2019 to 2020 appendix F – privacy notice: version 1 (April 2019)

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ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix G - prior attainment levels: version 1 (14 March 2019)

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ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix Q - annex 1: version 1 (14 March 2019)

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ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix Q - learning outcome grade code list: version 1 (14 March 2019)

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Individualised learner record (ILR) specification 2019 to 2020

This document sets out the details of data about further education (FE) learners and their learning that must be collected by colleges, training organisations, local authorities and employers (FE providers).

It provides a technical specification of ILR data collection requirements, for those who make data returns, implement data specifications and design information systems; including management information (MI) managers, software writers and suppliers.

The data collected is used to calculate funding due to FE providers, for performance monitoring, future planning and to ensure that public money is being spent in-line with government targets.

Please note that:

  • the document may be revised and re-issued through the year
  • all changes from previous versions are highlighted within the document

Individualised learner record (ILR) specification for 2020 to 2021

We have now published the individualised learner record (ILR) specification for 2020 to 2021.

Changes to the ILR specification webinar

This webinar was held on 7 June 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7E77PR-Ayc

Published 31 January 2019
Last updated 6 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. We have published ILR specification 2019 to 2020 validation rules: version 7 (6 July 2020).

  2. We have published ILR specification 2019 to 2020: learning delivery monitoring (LDM) codes: version 3 (3 July 2020).

  3. We have published version 6 of the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 validation rules.

  4. We have published the ILR specification 2019 to 2020: learning delivery monitoring (LDM) codes: version 2 (14 May 2020).

  5. We have published the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 validation rules: version 5 (18 February 2020).

  6. We have published the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 validation rules: version 4 (12 December 2019).

  7. We have published version 3 of the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 validation rules (9 October 2019).

  8. We have published version 2 of the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 validation rules.

  9. We have published the ILR specification 2019 to 2020: learning delivery monitoring (LDM) codes: version 1 (2 August 2019).

  10. We have updated the ILR changes 2019 to 2020 webinar Q&A document.

  11. We've published the ILR specification changes Q&A document and added a link to a recording of the webinar at the bottom of the page.

  12. We have published the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 XML sample file: version 2 (4 July 2019).

  13. We have published the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 validation rules: version 1 (4 July 2019).

  14. We have added an ILR specification 2019 to 2020 XML sample file.

  15. We have updated the ILR specification 2019 to 2020: appendix A data collection timetable.

  16. We have published ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix B, migration specification: version 3 (9 May 2019) and ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix B, annex 1: version 2 (9 May 2019).

  17. We have published version 2 of the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 and version 2 of the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 schema definitions.

  18. We have published the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix F – privacy notice: version 1. We have also updated the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix B, migration specification.

  19. We have published the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix B, migration specification: version 1 (22 March 2019) and ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix B, annex 1: version 1 (22 March 2019).

  20. We have published the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix Q - annex 1: version 1 (14 March 2019), the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix Q - learning outcome grade code list: version 1 (14 March 2019) and the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 appendix G - prior attainment levels: version 1 (14 March 2019).

  21. We have published the ILR specification 2019 to 2020 schema definitions: version 1.

  22. We have published ILR Specification 2019 to 2020: appendix A data collection timetable: version 1 (20 February 2019).

  23. We have published ILR specification 2019 to 2020: appendix D higher education domicile codes, version 1 (7 February 2019) and ILR specification 2019 to 2020: appendix L standard occupational classification 2000 and 2010 codes, version 1 (7 February 2019).

  24. First published.