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Data protection statement 

Collating of data


As an organisation contributing to a national system of qualifications, Skillsfirst Awards Ltd are required by the regulators to collate and provide comprehensive data.  The statutory  regulation of external qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2004) sets out the data requirements to be met.


The following form the minimum data requirements which we will provide:


Skillsfirst will require the following additional data:


Data protection


Skillsfirst Awards is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of recognised centres, learners and any related third party.


Recognised centres operate as an 'agent' for Skillsfirst when collecting data.  Therefore, when collecting any data, they are required to:


The Data Protection Act also requires centres to ensure that the personal data and sensitive personal data held, are accurate and up-to-date.  Centres should, therefore, update records on a regular basis (i.e. at least once a quarter), starting from when centre approval was given and notify us accordingly if:



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