ILR specification: 2022 to 2023

Contact preference type: Field


This entity collects information on learners contact preferences where they cannot be contacted due to severe illness or to stop contact where the learner is deceased.

Reason Required

To take into account learners' who cannot be contacted due to Illness

Schema Definitions

XML Entity Name
Field Length
Data type
Minimum occurrences
Maximum occurrences

Collection Requirements

  • Collected for all learners

Attribute Codes

Code Title Definition
RUI Restricted use indicator

Restricted use indicator

PMC Preferred method of contact

Preferred method of contact


  • For 2022 to 2023 contact preference codes (PMC 4, 5 and 6) are no longer valid for new starts. End dates have been added to ensure compliance with the ILR privacy notice.

  • Use codes RUI 4 and RUI 5 where applicable if the learner is not to be contacted, other existing codes are no longer valid, with end dates added to reflect the change.