The Individualised Learner Record (ILR) is a collection of data about learners and their learning that is requested from providers in the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector.
The data collected is used by organisations in the FE and Skills 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.
We own and govern the data standards and set the specification of the ILR. Any changes to the ILR specification, whether it's data collected or the collection arrangements, must be approved by our board.
The ILR specification defines what data is collected for each academic year from 1 August to 31 July. The ILR specification for the current year can be found in the ILR Documents section of the website.
ILR data is collected from FE and Skills providers funded by co-financed European Social Funds (ESF) or that are in receipt of any of the following types of funding from the Skills Funding Agency and/or the Education Funding Agency (EFA):
- 16-18 Learner Responsive
- Adult Learner Responsive
- Employer Responsive
- Community Learning (previously Adult Safeguarded Learning)
If you have any queries regarding the ILR, please see our FAQs, or email us .
The FE and Skills sector is made up of all further education providers, who offer post-16 learning, leading to educational and vocational qualifications.
This includes: schools; further education, sixth form and independent specialist colleges; training organisations providing work-based learning; and local authorities, together with voluntary and community organisations, that provide community learning.