DD 8788-1:2006 - UK lifelong learner information profile (UKLeaP). Guide – BSI British Standards

DD 8788-1:2006

UK lifelong learner information profile (UKLeaP). Guide

Status : Withdrawn   Published : February 2006

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BSI has published the UKLeaP as a Draft for Development series. DD 8788 supports the immediate needs of learning and skills organizations within the UK, enabling them to exchange information about learners. It provides essential support for the developments required to meet key parts of the Government’s “Life Long Learning” agenda, and stimulates vendors to meet UK needs and market UK education internationally.

DD 8788-1 contains contextual information, recommendations and guidance material which explains the relevance of UKLeaP and sets BS 8788-2 and BS 8788-3 in context.

It covers:

  • the means by which learner information can be packaged in order to be exchanged with disparate systems using DD 8788-3
  • the flexible use of DD 8788-2 to support the development of both simple and complex learner information packages
  • the extensibility offered by the specification
  • the use of bindings
  • the policy and business cases for the use of the specification.

Who should buy this publication?

DD 8788-1:2006 is primarily for use by decision-makers and stakeholders, who do not necessarily have a fluent understanding of the technicalities of software systems and are:

  • responsible for the procurement or development of software which processes information about learners
  • considering whether or not to adopt or apply UKLeaP in their business or organization.


1 Scope
2 Terms and definitions
3 Rationale for and positioning of UKLeaP
4 Business case for UKLeaP
5 Major structures in UKLeaP
6 Advice on the use of UKLeaP
Annex A (informative) Example applications of UKLeaP
Annex B (informative) Origins of UKLeaP

Standard NumberDD 8788-1:2006
TitleUK lifelong learner information profile (UKLeaP). Guide
Publication Date28 February 2006
Withdrawn Date01 August 2008
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 28601:1992, ISO 8601:1988, BS ISO 639-1:2001
Draft Superseded By04/30098152 DC
DescriptorsCommunication technology, Data processing, Data management, Data handling, Data storage, Data transfer, Information exchange, Data recording, Education, Educational equipment, Teaching, Training, Personnel management, Management, Students, Records management, Computer software, Management techniques, Software engineering techniques
ISBN0 580 47930 7
File Size252.6 KB
NotesThis draft for development has been withdrawn as it no longer represents the current requirements of UK academia.

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