ILR specification: 2022 to 2023

Outcome Start Date: Field


The date that the learner commenced the destination or progression outcome recorded.

Reason Required

To identify how long after learning finished the outcome occurred and to calculate the duration of the outcome in conjunction with the outcome end date. This will be used to establish whether or not an employment outcome meets the criteria for a sustained destination or progression.

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Collection Requirements

  • 16-19 excluding Apprenticeships (FundModel 25)
  • Adult Skills (FundModel 35)
  • ESF (FundModel 70)
  • Other Adult (FundModel 81)
  • Non ‘apprenticeship service’ apprenticeship, funded by ESFA (FundModel 36, ACT2)

Valid Entries

A valid date, using the date pattern YYYY-MM-DD


  • A start date must be recorded for all outcome records. Where the learner remains with a provider and continues in education, the start date recorded here should be the same as the Learning aim or Programme aim start date recorded in the Learning Delivery record against the new learning aims (these may have future start dates). For example where a learner completes a study programme and progresses to an apprenticeship, the start date of the progression record will equal that of the apprenticeship learning aim start date.

  • Refer to the Provider Support Manual for additional guidance.