ILR specification: 2023 to 2024

Outcome: Field


Indicates whether the learner achieved the learning aim, achieved partially or had no success.

Reason Required

For the purpose of performance indicators and management information and by the ESFA to fund achievement.

Schema Definitions

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Field Length
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Minimum occurrences
Maximum occurrences

Collection Requirements

  • Collected for all aims

Attribute Codes

Code Definition



Partial achievement


No achievement


Learning activities are complete but the outcome is not yet known


Collected for all learning aims where the Learning actual end date is returned.

  • For programme aims, the outcome of the entire programme must be recorded in this field.

  • For all other learning aims, this field should be used to record the learning outcome of the learning aim.

  • For apprenticeship standards, learners that end their learning on or after 1 August 2019, Code 8 ‘Learning activities are complete but the outcome is not yet known’ must be used at the end of learning and prior to the end point assessment period. Once the End point assessment has taken place this is then updated accordingly.

  • Code 2 'Partial achievement' should only be used for prescribed HE learning aims where the learner has achieved an award that is at a lower academic level than the qualification they were aiming for as identified by the learning aim reference. For example, a learner who is aiming for an HND but leaves at the end of the first year with an HNC.

  • Further guidance on recording outcomes can be found in the ILR guidance documents.