Una Bennett is Head of MIAP which provides information services for learners and learning providers across the UK with the aim of enabling information sharing and reducing administration. MIAP services include the Unique Learner Number for learners aged 14 plus and the Personal Learning Record which holds achievement data on behalf of individuals. These services support a range of educational initiatives such as 14-19 Diplomas and the Qualifications and Credit Framework.
“In providing services to schools, further education and skills providers, higher education institutions and their learners, I have become even more convinced of the need for common data standards so that information can be easily accessed and transferred when appropriate. The ISB’s work in developing and promoting common data standards is central to continued progress and realising the benefits for learners and all involved in education."