Unique Learner Numbers


What is a ULN ?

The ULN is a unique 10 digit number allocated to learners aged 14+. It is to be kept by the learner and is a record that will hold their lifelong learning details on one central database (Personal Learning Record). The first person to be issued with a ULN was in September 2006, it could be that you already have a number.

What is a Personal Learning Record ?

The candidates Personal Learning Record is an online folder which includes learning achievements from the age of 16.

The Personal Learning Record (PLR) offers access to a learner’s official online record.  it is a compilation of learning and achievement records such as awards, certificates, diplomas and qualifications that have already been collected by UK education bodies.  The verified learning and qualifications undertaken can be from school, college or work.

You can access further information from the Skills Funding Agency ‘Information for Learners ” v3.0 September 2016 and information on how to ‘Access my Personal Learning Record‘ v2.0 August 2016.

ARC are generating ULN numbers for candidates who we register with the Awarding Organisation onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

It is important that the ARC ULN Registration form is fully completed to enable us to process your registration. It is also important that you let us know if you already have a ULN.