ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Apprenticeship Pathway: field


The pathway of the apprenticeship framework being undertaken.

Reason required

To track multiple pathways within a framework which identify different types of employment/job roles.

Schema definitions

XML Element Name
Field length
Data type
Minimum occurrences
Maximum occurrences

Collection requirements

  • Apprenticeship Frameworks (ProgType 2,3, 20,21,22,23)

Valid entries

A valid entry from the pathway list for the framework which can be found in the LARS database.


Collected for all apprenticeship frameworks on all funding models

  • This data is not recorded for traineeship programmes or apprenticeship standards.

  • The Apprenticeship pathway must be recorded on all aims within an apprenticeship programme, including the programme aim.

  • The Framework pathway code listed in the LARS database must be recorded in this field and it must match the pathway code listed in the LARS database.

  • Providers should consult the ILR guidance documents for details of how to record apprenticeship framework or pathway changes in the ILR.

  • The Apprenticeship pathway code of 0 is valid only for continuing learners already recorded with 0.

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