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Student 2016/17 - Funding adjustment for prior learning

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Student 2016/17

Fields required from institutions in All fields

Funding adjustment for prior learning

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This field records the proportion of this learning aim still to be delivered.

Applicable toEngland

Instances at providers in England where Instance.FESTUMK = 1, 3, 4 and 5 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 01 and ((Instance.AIMTYPE is 4 and LearningDeliveryFAM.LEARNDELFAMTYPE = ADL) or (Instance.AIMTYPE = 1, 3 or 4 and Instance.FUNDMODEL = 35 or 81)).


This field records where the learner has prior learning, for example, where the learner has had a break in learning or has transferred.

This field may be required for some learning aims that are funded by Other SFA funding.

This field should be completed with the proportion of this learning aim that is still to be delivered where the student is not undertaking the full scope of the learning aim because of prior learning.

This may occur if the student has restarted the learning aim after a break in learning or has transferred from another provider or contract and will include both accreditation of prior learning (APL) and recognition of prior learning (RPL).

The value recorded in this field will be used to adjust the funding paid to the provider for the delivery of this learning aim.

If the provider is delivering all of the learning for this aim and no adjustment to funding is required, this field must not be returned.

For a learner that has taken a break in learning or transferred from another provider, as recorded as a restart (RES) in the Learning Delivery Funding and Monitoring fields, you must record the percentage difference between the original planned duration and the proportion of that time that they have already been in learning. The funding adjustment is applied to the monthly instalments but not to the achievement element.

For a learner that starts a learning aim with prior learning and is not a restart, in other words they do not need to undertake the full scope of the learning, you must record the percentage of learning left to undertake. This calculation is at your discretion and you must retain evidence of the calculation for audit. It could, for example, be based upon the percentage of credits left to deliver, time left to deliver or learning left to deliver. The funding adjustment is applied to the monthly instalments and to the achievement element.

This field must not be used to vary the funding rate claimed. Any other funding adjustments advised by the Skills Funding Agency, should be entered in Instance.FUNDADJOTH .

A two digit number in range 0 to 99 should be returned.

A levels

Where a learner is studying towards an A level learning aim and has already completed the AS qualification in the same subject, you must use this field to record the proportion of prior learning already undertaken to reduce the funding for the A level.


For learners who start a traineeship programme from 1 August 2015, if a funding adjustment is required to the single traineeships programme rate, then this field should be completed on the programme aim (Instance.AIMTYPE = 1 ).

If a funding adjustment is required to the English, maths or flexible element aims, then this field should be completed on the relevant component aims (Instance.AIMTYPE = 3).

Apprenticeship Standards

This field should be recorded where applicable for English and maths aims that are part of a Apprenticeship Standard programme. This field is not completed on the Apprenticeship Standard programme aim.

Please view The Individualised Learner Record (ILR) specification for more details.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To allow correct calculation of funding for students who are not entitled to full funding for the learning aim.

Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
OwnerSkills Funding Agency
Date modified2016-07-07
Change management notesThe coverage statement has been amended to include Instance.FESTUMK code 5, which is a new code for 2016/17.

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