How We Use Your Personal Information
The personal information you provide is passed to the Chief Executive of Skills Funding and, where required, the Young People’s Learning Agency for England (“the YPLA”) to enable those organisations to fulfil their statutory obligations, principally under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009. Both organisations are registered as data controllers with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
The Skills Funding Agency funds adult further education and skills training, including apprenticeships, in England. The YPLA is responsible for arranging the provision of funding for the education and training of young people in England. The Skills Funding Agency processes learner data on behalf of the YPLA.
The information you provide may be shared with other organisations for purposes of administration, the provision of career and other guidance and statistical and research purposes, relating to education or training. Other organisations include the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Local Authorities, Connexions, Higher Education Statistics Agency, Higher Education Funding Council for England, educational institutions and organisations performing research and statistical work on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency, the YPLA, or partners of those organisations.
The Skills Funding Agency also administers the learner registration service (LRS) which uses your learner information to create and maintain a unique learner number (ULN).
Further information about use of and access to your information is available at:
- Skills Funding Agency: http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/foi.htm
- YPLA: http://www.ypla.gov.uk/foi.htm
At no time will your personal information be passed to organisations for marketing or sales purposes. The YPLA, the Chief Executive of Skills Funding and their partners may wish to contact you from time to time in respect of surveys and research to monitor performance, improve quality and plan future provision and to inform you about courses, or learning opportunities relevant to you.
If you are under 18 at the start of your learning programme, the College may report your progress to your legal guardian. You can opt out of this by putting your request in writing and sending it to the Registry Department at Warrington Collegiate. If your employer is paying all or part of your course fees, the College will report your progress to your employer.
It is your responsibility to keep your data accurate and inform the College of any changes in your circumstances.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task.
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested.
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
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For further information about Data Protection please contact the Data Protection Officer, Warrington Collegiate, Winwick Road, Warrington, WA2 8QA.