ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Additional Delivery Hours: Field


The number of additional guided learning hours required for the learning aim.

Reason Required

To enable funding to be calculated.

Schema Definitions

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Collection Requirements

    Aim Type 4
    • Adult Skills (FundModel 35)
    • ESF (FundModel 70)
    • Other Adult (FundModel 81)

Valid Entries

Must contain a value in the range 0 to 9999


  • Additional delivery hours should be recorded to the nearest whole hour.

  • This field should only be returned for ESOL unit or qualification aims that start on or after 1 August 2015. It must not be recorded for non-regulated ESOL aims.

  • This field should only be used to record additional guided learning hours that have been delivered for ESOL units or qualifications where a learner needs additional learning to that funded through the Adult Skills funding model or ESF funding model.

  • The hours recorded are for the entire duration of the learning aim, not just the current teaching year. This field should be updated if required at the end of the learning aim with the actual hours delivered.

  • Please refer to the Provider Support Manual for further details of how to calculate the additional delivery hours.