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Student 2017/18 - Learner reference number in previous year

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Student 2017/18

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Learner reference number in previous year

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This field records the provider's reference number for the learner in the previous year if different from the current teaching year.

Applicable toEngland

Students at providers in England where Institution.ILRGEN = 1 and any Instance.PROGTYPE = 25.


This field should only be completed for students for whom a learner reference number (Student.LEARNREFNO) has been submitted, and this is different to that recorded in the previous teaching year. The learner reference number may change between teaching years for a number of reasons but this field should be recorded only for the following circumstances:

  • The student has remained with the same provider and that provider has changed the learner's reference number for instance, due to the introduction of a new MI system or the transfer of the student's record to another MI system at the same provider.
  • Where a provider has taken over provision from another provider, due to minimum contract levels.

This field records a change of learner reference number from that returned in the previous year. It does not need to be recorded in subsequent years unless the learner reference number has changed again.

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Field length12
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: LEARNNOType
OwnerEducation and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

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