Your funding and success rates could be affected: preparing your 2011/12 R15 ILR return - A and B file errors
With the close of the R14 ILR return we have noticed that there have been a small number of providers that are overwriting an A file from one MI system with an A file from another system. This will result in, at year end, not being paid for all of your delivery and also affect your success rates. Some providers have adopted appending a B file from a second system to an initial A file and omitted to send a B file every time which again results in us not having 100% of your learner records.
As we approach the hard close for 2011/12 year we would like to remind providers to send all your learner data for R15 in one A file or append the data by submitting B files by 16 November.
During October you do a final review of your data, gather the files together where you are using multiple MI systems in your organisation and merge them into a single A file. Please use the Learner Information Suite to ensure that all of your learner data has been submitted well before the return date of 16 November.
Check that the value added reports show the total number of learners you wish to claim for in 2011/12.
When you have submitted your learner data for the 2011/12 year error free, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you will be sending no further data, quoting your UKPRN in the subject header.