ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Contact preference type: field


The type of restriction on the use of the learner record

Reason required

To take into account learners' wishes about the use of their data. The data held in this field is used by the FE Choices.

Schema definitions

XML Element Name
Field length
Data type
Minimum occurrences
Maximum occurrences

Collection requirements

  • Collected for all learners

Attribute Codes

CodeTitleDefinitionMax Occurs
RUIRestricted use indicatorRestricted use indicator2
PMCPreferred method of contactPreferred method of contact3


  • Information about restrictions on the use of the learner's record should be captured using the opt- in questions detailed in Appendix F

  • You should make sure that all learners have seen the Privacy Notice which informs them about how their data will be used. The Privacy Notice can be found in Appendix F.

  • It is important that this field is returned in accordance with the learner's wishes and with their input. It should not be completed systematically by providers

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