CALAT are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when you use our services. All your personal data is treated in strict confidence and dealt with in accordance with Data Protection Law in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To ensure that the service you receive is effective, we may need to share your information with our partner organisations. This data sharing, among other things, supports our funding and financial planning; monitoring performance and our educational attainment policy; enables us and our partners to produce statistics and research; determine the destinations of our learners after they have completed courses with us; and evaluate Government- and European-funded programmes. Your personal data may be converted (‘anonymised’) into statistical data in such a way that ensures that you cannot be identified from it.
CALAT collect personal information about you to pass on to the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). The EFSA’s Privacy Notice is published here and in the CALAT brochure. The information collected on your enrolment form is a requirement to fulfil the funding contract with the ESFA and will be retained for 6 years from the point of enrolment, and for the purposes of the Department for Work & Pensions as a data controller, where learner data is used to match on the 2014-20 ESF programme, the data will be retained until 31st December 2030, so that the ESFA can claim match funding from the European Social Fund (ESF). The ESF supports and invests in a number of projects aimed at raising skills and job prospects.
Your data will also be used to enter you for exams with awarding bodies. CALAT also collect your data to share internally with the Council’s Finance Department to process standing orders and refunds, and to access the Discretionary Learner Support Fund. Anonymised data is also used to report to the CALAT Governance Board, the Council’s Senior Management Teams and Ofsted. Your information may also be shared internally with the Council’s Complaints Team, Business Intelligence Team, the Finance Team and others so that they can carry out their roles and support our service.
You will be contacted after you have completed your programme of learning to establish whether you have entered employment or gone onto further training.
Your data is stored on a secure database and will be destroyed after 3 months.