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


ILR specification 2019 to 2020: version 1 (29 January 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

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