Glossary of terms

PLR

The Personal Learning Record (PLR) application offers access to verified participation and achievement records of individual learners from when they were at school, college or a recognised further education training provider from 14+ years

LRS

The Learning Records Service shared services across the education sector. They issue Unique Learner Numbers (ULNs) and they also host the Personal Learning Record (PLR).

ULN

A Unique Learner Number (ULN) is a 10-digit reference number that may be allocated to learners over the age of 14 involved in English education or training.

DAS

DAS enables a school, college or awarding organisation to share data and monitor students' progress towards achieving their Diplomas. The system aggregates the results of constituent qualifications to produce final Diploma grades. As of 30/09/13 the DAS will no longer be in use.

JCQ

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) consists of AQA, City & Guilds, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR, SQA and WJEC, the seven largest providers of qualifications in the UK, offering many types of qualifications, including GCSE,GCE, Scottish Highers, Welsh Baccalaureate, Functional Skills, Entry Level, Vocational and vocationally-related qualifications.

NQF

The National Qualifications Framework. A standardised framework which enables different qualifications to be appropriately recognised and compared. Replaced by the QCF.

QCF

The Qualifications and credit Framework. A standardised framework which enables different qualifications to be appropriately recognised and compared.

Personal Learning Record

Learn more about the Personal Learning Record on our dedicated page: 

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