What is the PLR?
Every learner has a Unique Learner Number (ULN), and it is used to create and/ or update your Personal Learning Record, as required by the Skills Funding Agency. The record stores your participation and achievement data.
Below explains how this information can be shared with organisations linked to education and training to avoid the need to show qualification certificates as proof of achievement, but that you can opt-out of this sharing of your Personal Learning Record by contacting LRS Customer Helpdesk on 0845 602 2589.
Access PLR Information
The extracts in this have been taken from: Skills Funding Agency (2017) LRS: Information for Learners and Parents Available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-access-your-personal-learning-record
(Accessed: 1st October 2021)
Privacy Notice for pupils, students, learners and trainees
Shortened Privacy Notice Text:
The information you supply will be used by the Skills Funding Agency, an executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE), to issue you with a Unique Learner Number (ULN), and to create your Personal Learning Record. For more information about how your information is processed and shared refer to the Extended Privacy Notice available on Gov.UK at: LRS privacy notice – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
To Access Your Personal Learning Record
Available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-access-your-personal-learning-record (Accessed: 1st October 2021)
Obtaining replacement exam certificates
Contact an exam board to get a replacement exam certificate or certified statement of results.
You can’t get a replacement certificate for an O level, CSE, GCSE or A level – your exam board will send you a ‘certified statement of results’ instead. You can use this in place of your exam certificate, for example for a university application. Boards may give you a replacement certificate for other qualifications they offer. You may need to prove your identity and pay a fee.
Check with your school or college if you’re not sure which exam board holds your results.
The 5 boards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are:
- Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
- Council for Curriculum and Examinations Assessment (CCEA)
- Pearson Edexcel
- Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Exams (OCR)
- Welsh Joint Examinations Committee (WJEC)
Contact the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) for replacement certificates for Scottish qualifications.