How We Use Your Personal Information
The personal information you provide is passed to the Skills Funding Agency, and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Where necessary it is also shared with the Department for Education, including the Education Funding Agency.
The information is used for the exercise of functions of these government departments and to meet statutory responsibilities, including under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, and to create and maintain a unique learner number (ULN) and a personal learning record (PLR). The information you provide may be shared with other organisations for education, training, employment and well-being related purposes, including for research.
You may be contacted after you have completed your programme of learning to establish whether you have entered employment or gone onto further training or education.
You may be contacted by the English European Social Fund (ESF) Managing Authority, or its agents, to carry out research and evaluation to inform the effectiveness of the programme.
You can opt out of contact for other purposes by ticking the relevant boxes when completing your enrolment form.
Further information about use of and access to your personal data, and details of organisations with whom we regularly share data are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sfa-privacy-notice
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 student Services 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.