ILR specification: 2020 to 2021

Outcome Code: Field


The type of destination or progression outcome being recorded

Reason Required

Destination reporting, Traineeship success measures

Schema Definitions

XML Entity Name
Field Length
Data type
Minimum occurrences
Maximum occurrences
Part of

Collection Requirements

  • 16-19 excluding Apprenticeships (FundModel 25)
  • Adult Skills (FundModel 35)
  • ESF (FundModel 70)
  • Other Adult (FundModel 81)
  • Non ‘apprenticeship service’ apprenticeship, funded by ESFA (FundModel 36, ACT2)

Attribute Codes

Code Title Valid to
1 Traineeship
2 Apprenticeship
3 Supported Internship
4 Other FE* (Full-time)
5 Other FE* (Part-time)
6 HE
7-8 Unassigned
1 In paid employment for 16 hours or more per week
2 In paid employment for less than 16 hours per week
4 Self-employed for 16 hours or more per week
5 Self-employed for less than 16 hours per week
1 Gap year before starting HE
1 Not in paid employment, looking for work and available to start work
2 Not in paid employment, not looking for work and/or not available to start work (including retired)
1 Other outcome - not listed
2 Not reported 31 Jul 2015
3 Unable to contact learner
4 Not known
1 Supported independent living
2 Independent living
3 Learner returning home
4 Long term residential placement
1 Voluntary work

Valid Entries


* Codes EDU4 and EDU5 include Community Learning provision.

  • The Social Destination (SDE) codes should only be used for 16-19 (excluding Apprenticeships) funded high needs students.

  • If an outcome code of EDU2 "Apprenticeship" is used, an outcome record of employment does not also need to be recorded

  • You should use code OTH3 where you have been unable to contact the learner.

  • If you have contacted the learner and been unable to obtain information about their destination or
    progression then code OTH4 'Not known' should be recorded.

  • For codes OTH3 and OTH 4 the Outcome start date should be recorded as the day after the Learning actual end date.

  • Refer to the Provider Support Manual for additional guidance.