ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Learner Contact Preference: entity


This entity collects any restrictions on the use of the learner's contact details and any restrictions on how a learner wishes to be contacted.

Reason required

To take into account learners' wishes about the use of their data, contact methods for surveys, research and learning opportunities.

Schema definitions

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Collection requirements

  • Collected for all learners
XML ElementsSchema mandation

Data model

ERD ContactPreferences


  • For each Contact preference type recorded, there can be one or more Contact preference codes recorded.

  • For example: A learner who has indicated that they agree to be contacted about courses or learning opportunities and who agrees to be contacted by post or phone, would return codes RUI6, PMC4 and PMC5.

  • The contact preferences indicated here do not apply in the following circumstances:

    • Where providers have to contact learners to collect Destination and Progression data, except where RUI3, 4, or 5 have been recorded.

    • As part of the ESF 2014 to 2020 Programme. ESF funded learners and Adult skills funded learners (including 16-18 apprentices) who could be used as match may be contacted as part of a sampled survey to inform the effectiveness of the programme.