ILR specification: 2024 to 2025

Pathway: Field


The pathway of the framework being undertaken.

Reason Required

To track multiple pathways within a framework which identify different types of employment/job roles.

Schema Definitions

XML Entity Name
Field Length
Data type
Minimum occurrences
Maximum occurrences

Collection Requirements

  • Apprenticeship Frameworks (ProgType 2,3, 20,21,22,23)

Valid Entries

A valid entry from the pathway list for the framework which can be found in the LARS database.


  • This data is not recorded for T-level programmes or apprenticeship standards.

  • The pathway must be recorded on all aims within an apprenticeship Framework programme, including the programme aim.

  • The Framework pathway code listed in the LARS database must be recorded in this field and it must match the pathway code listed in the LARS database.

  • Providers should consult the ILR guidance documents for details of how to record framework or pathway changes in the ILR.


  • Collected for all apprenticeship frameworks on all funding models .

  • The Apprenticeship pathway code of 0 is valid only for continuing learners already recorded with 0.