ILR specification: 2024 to 2025

Learner funding and monitoring type: Field


The funding or monitoring type being recorded.

Reason Required

To identify additional funding and/or monitoring characteristics of the learner.

Schema Definitions

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Attribute Codes

Code Title Definition
HNS High needs students

To indicate if a local authority has paid element 3 'top-up' funding for an 16-19 (excluding Apprenticeships) funded student whose agreed support costs are greater than £6,000.

EHC Education Health Care plan

To indicate if the learner has an Education Health Care (EHC) plan.

DLA Disabled students allowance

To indicate if the learner is in receipt of disabled students allowance.

LSR Learner support reason

The category of learner support awarded to the learner.

SEN Special educational needs

A learner with a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

NLM National learner monitoring

To identify any additional monitoring characteristics required for the learner.

EDF Eligibility for 16-19 (excluding Apprenticeships) disadvantage funding

Learner eligibility for 16-19 (excluding Apprenticeships) disadvantage funding.

MCF GCSE Maths condition of funding

Indicates the learner is either exempt from or has met the GCSE maths condition of funding.

ECF GCSE English condition of funding

Indicates the learner is either exempt from or has met the GCSE English condition of funding.

FME Free Meals Eligibility

Learner eligibility for free meals


This field should only be returned where a FAM type applies to the learner.