ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Term time accommodation: Field


Where the learner is living in the current year

Reason Required

To monitor the changes in learner accommodation patterns

Schema Definitions

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Collection Requirements

  • Full-time and sandwich learners

Attribute Codes

Code Title
1 Institution-maintained property
2 Parental/guardian home
4 Other
5 Not known
6 Not in attendance at the institution
7 Own residence
8 Other rented accommodation
9 Private sector halls


  • For full guidance about this field, please refer to the HESA specification.

  • 'Institution-maintained property' includes housing owned by the institution and property leased by
    the institution and sublet to learners.

  • Where the institution acts as an agent but not the primary owner or maintainer, then code 4 'Other' should be returned.

  • Code 6 'Not in attendance at the institution' should be used for learners not currently in attendance at the institution, for example, an industrial placement or a language year abroad.

  • Code 7 'Own residence' includes a learner's permanent residence, which may be either owned or rented by them.

  • Code 8 'Other rented accommodation' refers to a more temporary arrangement, for example where a number of learners each rent a room in the same house on a yearly basis.

  • If a learner is in temporary accommodation at the time of collection but has permanent accommodation agreed, then the planned accommodation should be returned in this field.