ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Original Learning Start Date: field

Definition

The date on which the learner first started the learning aim.

Reason required

To enable the funding calculations to fund the learning aim at the original rate.

Schema definitions

XML Element Name
OrigLearnStartDate
Field length
10
Data type
xs:date
Minimum occurrences
0
Maximum occurrences
1

Collection requirements

  • Advanced Learner Loans
  • Adult Skills (FundModel 35)
  • Apprenticeships (FundModel 36)
  • Other Adult (FundModel 81)

Valid entries

A valid date, using the date pattern YYYY-MM-DD

Notes

  • This field should be used to collect the original learning start date if the learner is restarting the learning aim at the same provider, for example if they are returning from an agreed break in learning. It should be completed on the new learning aim record that is added when the learner returns from their break in learning.

  • This data will be used by the ESFA to fund the learning aim at the same rate for the duration of the learning aim. If a learner is returning to a learning aim they have previously withdrawn from (for a reason other than an agreed break in learning) then the original learning start date is not returned unless otherwise specified in the ILR guidance documents.


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