Further education and skills – guidance

LRS: information for learners and parents

The personal learning record is an online compilation of a person's learning and achievement records collected by UK education bodies.

Documents

Learner agreement for the use of the personal learning record

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Access my personal learning record

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Factsheet for learners PLR and ULN

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Privacy notice for students and learners

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Privacy notice for students and learners: Welsh translation

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Detail

If you are aged 14+ and involved in any kind of education or training you should not need to provide copies of different certificates each time you apply for a course, seek careers guidance or take examinations. A personal learning record (PLR) report will list verified qualifications.

If you are aged 16+ you can view your PLR online and you can choose to allow access to others and share your information if you wish to.

Unique learner numbers (ULN)

If you are aged 14+ you should already have been allocated a ULN. This number is used by the education sector to share personal learning records and to record the correct data to the correct learning record. You will need to have a ULN to view your PLR.

Using a PLR or ULN

To access a PLR, create a Lifelong Learning Account through the National Careers Service. You will need to verify your identity to access your data.

Privacy notices

A privacy notice, also available in Welsh, explains how your data will be used.

Find learning providers

The UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) identifies verified learning providers of education and training in the UK.

Opt-out: choose not to share your PLR

Learners may choose not to share their PLR data and can opt-out:

  • as part of the enrolment process with their learning provider
  • by contacting the LRS customer helpdesk on 0345 602 2589. They will need to provide some personal details to confirm their identity, which may include their ULN if known

Careers information, advice and guidance

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance tools to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.