ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Major Source of Tuition Fees: field


The major source of tuition fees for the learner.

Reason required

To provide understanding of the various sources of student fees and the extent to which various bodies are supporting students through payment of their fees.

Schema definitions

XML Element Name
Field length
Data type
Minimum occurrences
Maximum occurrences

Collection requirements

  • Collected for all aims

Attribute Codes

CodeTitleValid to
1No award or financial backing
2English or Welsh LEA award
3Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
4DELNI/Northern Ireland Education and Library Boards
5Provider waiver of support costs
6Local government - Channel Islands and Isle of Man
7Fee waiver under government unemployed learners scheme
8British Academy
9Part-time graduate apprentice study programme
11 Research council - BBSRC
12 Research council - MRC
13Research council - NERC
14Research council - EPSRC
15Research council - ESRC
17Arts and Humanities Research Council
18Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
19Research council - not specified
22International agency
23Cancer Research UK
24Wellcome Trust
25Other AMRC charity
26Other charitable foundation
31Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care
32Departments of Social Services
33BIS31 July 2018
34Other HM government departments/public bodies
35Scholarship of HM forces
36Scottish Enterprise/Highlands and Islands Enterprise/Training Enterprise Council/Local Enterprise Company
37LEA training grants scheme
38Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland (DARD)
39Scottish Local Authority discretionary award
41EU Commission (EC)
42Overseas learner award from HM government/British Council
43Overseas government
44Overseas Development Administration
45Overseas institution
46Overseas industry or commerce
47Other overseas funding
48Other overseas - repayable loan
52Mix of learner and SLC
53Mix of learner and SAAS/SLC
54Mix of learner and DELNI/NIELB
61UK industry/commerce
71Absent for a year
81Learner's employer
96FE student New Deal
98No fees
99Not known


  • For full guidance about this field, please refer to the HESA specification.

  • The predominant source should be selected where there is more than one source.

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