ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Employment Status Monitoring Type: field


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New code
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A Benefit Status Indicator has been added:

BSI 5: Learner is in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (all categories)

The following attribute codes now have a Valid To date of 31/07/2020

BSI 2: Learner is in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance - Work Related Activity Group (ESA WRAG)

BSI 3: Learner is in receipt of another state benefit other than JSA, Universal Credit or ESA (WRAG)

Revision to the Notes section: For learners starting on or after 1 August 2020 use code BSI 5 for learners in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (all categories).


Additional monitoring data associated with the employment status.

Reason required

To monitor economic activity of learners, support delivery of programmes for the unemployed and establish eligibility for Adult skills and ESF funded learners.

Schema definitions

XML Element Name
Field length
Data type
Minimum occurrences
Maximum occurrences

Attribute Codes

SEISelf employment indicatorTo indicate whether the learner is self-employed.
EIIEmployment intensity indicatorTo indicate the number of hours the learner is employed for per week.
LOULength of unemploymentTo identify how long the learner has been unemployed.
LOELength of employmentTo identify how long the learner has been employed.
BSIBenefit Status IndicatorTo identify the type of benefit that the learner is in receipt of.
PEIPrevious Education IndicatorTo identify whether the learner was in full-time education or training prior to enrolment.
SEMSmall EmployerTo identify whether the employer recorded in the Employer identifier field is a small employer as defined in the funding rules

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