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ILR Aims

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This entity records details for ILR qualification aim reference code(s) which will be used to link data to Unistats records.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All KISCourses where both a KISCourse and ILR record existed in 2017/18 and/or 2018/19 and/or 2019/20.


This entity collects the ILR qualification aim reference(s) that the course relates to. Unistats links to ILR course information one or two years in arrears. For C21061 the Individualised Learner Record (ILR) qualification aim references for the 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 reporting years should be provided.

Where a course links to more than one qualification aim on the ILR all qualification aim references should be given. The same qualification aim references may be reported for different KIS courses where the provider admits to, or markets, the same course under different names.

In adding links to ILR courses, only the ILR courses which are the embodiment of the course for which a Unistats is being produced should be linked. For example, where a provider is producing two Unistats for two similar courses one with a compulsory sandwich year (KISCourse.SANDWICH = 2) and one where the sandwich course is not available (KISCourse.SANDWICH = 0), then the Unistats where the sandwich course is not available should only link to the non-sandwich course on the ILR and vice-versa.

Where the teaching provider changes as part of a franchise arrangement, only courses taught by the new teaching provider should be linked to. For example Poppleton has a franchise agreement with provider A for year 1, this then ceases when a new agreement is made with provider B in year 2. Only links to the years that are taught by provider B should be included. If the only data available to link to is for provider A (the previous teaching provider), then no links should be made. This is to ensure that the data is accurately representing the experience of that course.

This is a reminder to ensure that providers are aware of the importance of linking KISCourses to all previous years of the course via the HESACourse or ILRAims entities, where applicable. In particular, where the previous data is correct, it is key that providers link to the most recent year of the course as the NSS aggregations are only incorporating one year of data.

This means that where the most recent year of the course has not been linked to, the NSS aggregations may include other courses at the same subject level to form the statistics. This may lead to unexpected NSS statistics being displayed on the Discover Uni website.

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Reason required To facilitate linking to ILR.
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Maximum occurrences25
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Element: ILRAims
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Change management notesGuidance has been added highlighting the importance of linking KISCourses to all previous years of the course via the HESACourse or ILRAims entities.

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