NB: We have asked for your National Insurance number to identify:
a) whether you already have an account and/or
b) to prevent duplication or data loss should you become employed with us in the future; your NI number acts as a unique identifier so you won't need to repeat your learning and to prevent anyone else with the same name being given credit for your completions. We have a surprising number of people who share both first names and last names. NI numbers are at times the sole unique identifier.