ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Contact preference code: Field


The type of restriction on the use of the learner record.

Reason Required

To take into account learners' wishes about the use of their data. The data held in this field is used by the FE Choices.

Schema Definitions

XML Entity Name
Field Length
Data type
Minimum occurrences
Maximum occurrences

Collection Requirements

  • Collected for all learners


  • Providers should ensure that a learner's contact preferences are collected at enrolment and recorded accurately using the correct codes.

  • A Contact preference type and code of RUI3, RUI4 or RUI5 should be used by the provider if it needs to update the original learner preferences recorded in order to prevent contact with the learner for the reasons given. These codes are used to overwrite the data originally captured from the learner at enrolment.

  • If a contact preference type and code of RUI3, RUI4 or RUI5 are recorded, then no other RUI or PMC codes must be returned.