Bishop Challoner

Catholic Secondary School

Unique Learner Number

Each Unique Learner Number (ULN) is a unique 10 digit identifier that is given to all students aged 14 or over involved in education or training.  The ULN remains anonymous and no additional information can be taken from it, such as any students age, gender, location, ethnicity or level of learning.

The ULN is used by Awarding Organisations to populate the Personal Learning Record (PLR)

The personal learning record (PLR) is a lifelong, verified electronic record of achievement about a student. Currently the PLR contains achievement data for Ofqual accredited: 

  • GCSEs
  • A levels
  • functional skills
  • vocational units
  • qualifications in the qualifications and credit framework (QCF)

It can share records with the school, college, further education training provider, university or employer; where the individual is making an application to further their education, training and employment.Learners will need to use their number each time they want to see or confirm the details held about them on their Personal Learning Record. The ULN also means information within the Personal Learning Records is secure and cannot be shared with other organisations (including statutory bodies), without the prior consent of the learner. 

Further information can be found on the following website: