Data collection

Individualised Learner Record (ILR) data is collected from FE and Skills providers funded by co-financed European Social Funds (ESF), or that are in receipt of funding from the Skills Funding Agency and/or the Education Funding Agency (EFA). The ILR specification defines what learner and learning data is collected for each academic year from 1 August to 31 July.

ILR specification

ILR specification, validation rules and appendices 2015 to 2016
Further Education (FE) and Skills sector providers have to collect and return a range of data, as specified by the Individualised Learner Record (ILR). The data collected is used by organisations in the sector to ensure that public money is being spent in line with government targets for quality and value-for-money, for future planning and to make the case for the sector in seeking further funding.

ILR guidance

ILR Guidance Documents for 2015 to 2016
Includes e-learning guides to the ILR, a support manual for providers and a data collection template, with details of each of the ILR data items that are collected for the different funding models.

EFA ILR Funding Returns Guide 2015 to 2016 – for stakeholders managing and delivering Education Funding Agency (EFA) funded provision

This guide has detailed technical advice on making final funding claims to the EFA, together with the reconciliation process for contract institutions.

ILR returns

ILR Returns Calendar
Easy-read calendars in PDF format. See the ILR specification 2015 to 2016 appendix A for more detailed versions of the timetables.