ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Household Situation: attribute field


Information about the household situation of the learner.

Reason Required

Administrative responsibility under EC Regulation 1304/2013. For match funding purposes for Adult Skills and Other ESFA funded learning aims started on or after 1 August 2015.

Min Occurs
Max Occurs

Collection Requirements

  • Adult Skills (FundModel 35)
  • ESF (FundModel 70)
  • Other Adult (FundModel 81)
  • Non ‘apprenticeship service’ apprenticeship, funded by ESFA (FundModel 36, ACT2)


  • This is collected for apprenticeships funded by a contract for services with the ESFA, that start on or after 1 August 2018 and is collected at the point of enrolment (ACT2).

  • This data is not collected where an apprenticeship funded by a contract for services with the employer that is on the apprenticeship service (ACT1) changes employer to become funded by the ESFA (ACT2).

  • This data is not required for OLASS learners or for apprenticeship standards (ProgType 25). Where this data has been previously returned for apprenticeship standards, it can continue to be returned.

  • The household situation recorded is the status that applies at the start of the learning aim or programme and does not need to be updated if it changes before the end of the learning aim.

  • For apprenticeship and traineeship programmes, this data is recorded on the programme aim. It does not need to be recorded on individual component aims.

  • You can record up to two HHS records. You can record either codes HHS1 or HHS2 but not both of these. Code HHS3 may then apply in addition to code HHS1.

  • Refer to the Provider Support Manual for additional guidance about returning household situation codes.

Attribute Codes

Type Code Title


1 No household member is in employment and the household includes one or more dependent children


2 No household member is in employment and the household does not include any dependent children


3 Learner lives in a single adult household with dependent children


98 Learner has withheld this information


99 None of HHS1, HHS2 or HHS3 applies