Yes, it will be. LRS serves, principally, as a back-office store of qualification data from secondary and Further Education in England. This data is provided by the awarding bodies – such as OCR, City & Guilds – who serve secondary and FE learning providers.

 We expect that learners will  – using a PDS – set up an online relationship with LRS at the same time as they register with a relevant learning providers, and so be able to pull down qualification data as it becomes available. Later on, they will use the same PDS to pull down qualification data directly from learning providers – such as universities and professional/ trade bodies – that act as  their own awarding bodies.

LRS is run by the Skills Funding Agency on behalf of the (Westminster) Department for Education. We are seeking DfE’s support.