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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. Condition B4 of Ofqual's General Conditions of Recognition and of Qualifications Wales's Standard Conditions of Recognition require awarding organisations to provide any information the regulators seek for the purpose of performing their functions on receipt of written notice.


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



Skillsfirst will require centres to provide 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, is 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 recognition was given and notify us accordingly if:




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