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GDPR Policy

Aim & scope of policy

We collect and use information about our students. This personal information must be handled and dealt with properly, however it is collected, recorded and used, and whether it be on paper, in computer records or recorded by any other means. We fully endorse and adhere to the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the processing of personal data, which includes special categories of data.

Wo do not share your personal data with third parties and it remains solely with the college.

“Personal data” is information that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that information, for example, a person’s name, identification number, location, online identifier. It can also include pseudonymised data.

“Special categories of personal data” is data which relates to an individual’s health, sex life, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, political opinion, religion, and trade union membership. It also includes genetic and biometric data (where used for ID purposes).


Types of data held

We keep several types of personal data on our students in order to carry out effective and efficient processes, as follows:

  •  Name, address, phone numbers

  •  Name, address, phone numbers of students’ emergency contact

  •  CVs and other information gathered during enrolment/recruitment

  •  References from former employers

  •  Conduct issues such as letters of concern, disciplinary proceedings

  •  Training details

  •  Medical or health information

Data protection principles

All personal data obtained and held by the college will:

  •  Be processed fairly, lawfully and in a transparent manner

  •  Be collected for specific, explicit, and legitimate purposes

  •  Be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes of processing

  •  Be kept accurate and up to date. Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure that inaccurate data is rectified or erased without delay

  •  Not be kept for longer than is necessary for its given purpose

  •  Be processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of personal data including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage by using appropriate technical or organisation measures

  •  Comply with the relevant GDPR procedures for international transferring of personal data.

Students have the following rights in relation to their personal data:
  •  The right of access

  •  The right for any inaccuracies to be corrected

  •  The right to have information deleted

  •  The right to restrict the processing of the data

  •  The right to portability

  •  The right to object to the inclusion of any information


The college has taken the following steps to protect the personal data of relevant individuals, which it holds or to which it has access:

  •  Training of relevant members of staff who are responsible for processing data

  •  It can account for all personal data it holds, where it comes from, who it is shared with and also who it might be shared with

  •  It carries out risk assessments as part of its reviewing activities to identify any vulnerabilities in its personal data handling and processing, and to take measures to reduce the risks of mishandling and potential breaches of data security.

  •  It has the appropriate mechanisms for detecting, reporting and investigating suspected or actual personal data breaches, including security breaches and understands the requirement to report certain breaches to the ICO

  •  It is aware of the implications of international transfer of personal data.

Data disclosures

The college may be required to disclose certain data, the reasons for which include:

  •  Any regulatory or registering body that may need to verify student/qualification status or professional benefits operated by third parties including insurance policies.

  •  HR management, administration and accreditation purposes

These kinds of disclosures will only be made when strictly necessary for the purpose.


Data security

The college adopts procedures designed to maintain the security of data when it is stored and transported.

Employees are aware of their roles and responsibilities when their role involves the processing of data. All employees are instructed to store files or written information of a confidential nature in a secure manner so that are only accessed by people who have a need and a right to access them and to ensure that screen locks are implemented on all PCs, laptops etc when unattended. No files or written information of a confidential nature are to be left where they can be read by unauthorised people.

Personal data relating to students should not be kept or transported on laptops, USB sticks, or similar devices, unless authorised by the Directors. Where personal data is recorded on any such device it will be adequately protected.

Failure to follow the college’s rules on data security may be dealt with via the college’s disciplinary procedure. Appropriate sanctions include dismissal with or without notice dependent on the severity of the failure.


International data transfers

The college does not transfer personal data to any recipients outside of the EEA, unless by specific authorisation of the person concerned.



New employees must read and understand the policies on data protection as part of their induction.

All employees receive training covering basic information about confidentiality, data protection and the actions to take upon
identifying a potential data breach.


Data Protection Officer

The Company’s Data Protection Officer is Som Jandu. He can be contacted at

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