LLDD and health problem category: field
The nature of the learner's disability, learning difficulty and/or health problem.
To identify all the learning difficulties, disabilities or health problems that may apply for reporting purposes and to align with data collected in the school census.
- XML Element Name
- Field length
- Data type
- Minimum occurrences
- Maximum occurrences
- Part of
- Collected for all learners
|1||Emotional/behavioural difficulties||31 July 2015|
|2||Multiple disabilities||31 July 2015|
|3||Multiple learning difficulties||31 July 2015|
|6||Disability affecting mobility|
|7||Profound complex disabilities|
|8||Social and emotional difficulties|
|9||Mental health difficulty|
|10||Moderate learning difficulty|
|11||Severe learning difficulty|
|14||Autism spectrum disorder|
|16||Temporary disability after illness (for example post-viral) or accident|
|17||Speech, Language and Communication Needs|
|93||Other physical disability|
|94||Other specific learning difficulty (e.g. Dyspraxia)|
|95||Other medical condition (for example epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)|
|96||Other learning difficulty|
|98||Prefer not to say|
This field should be completed on the basis of the learner's self-assessment. It is recognised that many learners for whom information is recorded in this field will not be able to identify themselves as having learning difficulties. This information will be recorded as a result of interviews with learners, their parents, guardians, teachers or advocates.
Codes 1, 2 and 3 are only available for continuing learners who started before 1 August 2015.
Further information is available at http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/7736/1/DFES-1889-2005.pdf. This document accompanies the school census returns and may give helpful supporting information on the definitions of the different categories.