No more rummaging in the attic for certificates because soon results will be at your finger tips. Recently the ICM has signed an agreement with the Skills Funding Agency that will allow ICM learners to access their results from the new Learning Records Service.
Results in one place
This is a great facility because all information about your qualifications and 'credit' from post 14 to Higher Education training and courses will be located conveniently in one online area. You will be able to view your Personal Learning Record, and agree who else can see it or elements of it. You could use the record to prove your credentials to employers, colleges and universities without the need of certificates. Awarding bodies will send results for Ofqual recognised qualifications directly to your Personal Learning Record to provide a definitive and authoritative source of evidence of your achievement. Also you will be able to track progress towards qualifications as you accumulate credit on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
Unique Learner Numbers
You will need a Unique Learner Number (ULN) for us to transfer information to your record. This is a ten digit reference number and is unique to you. You may already have one if you have studied at college recently. We check your ULN and set one up for you if necessary. We need only verification of your name and date of birth from evidence such as a copy of your passport, birth certificate or driving licence.
Pilot starts soon
The ICM has started to collect ULN from new learners and will soon request ID on registration. Being in the pilot for the new system, the Institute will gradually introduce the new facility in the next six months and further information will be available soon.
The information you supply will be used by the Chief Executive of Skills Funding, to issue you with a Unique Learner Number (ULN), and to create your Personal Learning Record. Further details of how your information is processed and shared can be found here.