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

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 (English language version)

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Privacy Notice for Students and Learners (Welsh language version)

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Details

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.

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 request a copy of your PLR and ULN number, please complete the “Access my personal learning record” Appendix A. If we have previously verified your identity, please submit Appendix B.

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.

Published 25 February 2014
Last updated 20 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Editorial changes made to page on 20 November 2017.
  2. New version of Access my personal learning record uploaded on 13 October 2017.
  3. New version of privacy notices (english and welsh language) uploaded on 25 November 2016.
  4. Minor editorial change to privacy notice titles.
  5. Two new documents uploaded on 30 September 2016: * Access my personal learning record * Factsheet for learners PLR and ULN
  6. Privacy notice for learners and students revised document uploaded on 29 June 2016.
  7. Two revised files: * Privacy notice for students and learners * Privacy notice for student and learners - Welsh translation uploaded on 20 June 2016.
  8. Privacy notice for student and learners and privacy notice for Wales uploaded on 09 June 2015.
  9. New file, learner agreement for the sue of the personal learning record, uploaded on 8 June 2015.
  10. New version of privacy notice for student and learners uploaded on 28 April 2015.
  11. Rebranding of LRS documents
  12. First published.