From education to employment

Individualised Learner Record (ILR) specification, validation rules and appendices 2018 to 2019

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)

PDF, 3.15MB, 230 pages

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected].Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


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

Related Articles