To view our privacy notices for Covid-19 testing, please use the following links:  

Covid-19 Testing Privacy Notice (On site testing) 

Covid-19 Testing Privacy Notice (Home) (Testing at home for students)


This privacy notice explains how the college use your personal information.  If you have any questions about the way we use your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer on 0161 330 2330 or by email to

Your personal information is used by us to exercise our official authority to provide further and higher education services within the legislative framework of the Further and Higher Education Act and the Education (Government of Further Education Colleges) Regulations 1992. We also have requirements placed on us by the Department for Education (DfE), and the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).


What information do we collect about you?

We collect information from you when you apply to join the college.  Once you enrol as a student at the college, the information we collected at application is updated where necessary during the enrolment process.  The information we collect includes your name, address, contact details, date of birth and previous education. We will also take your photograph for security purposes, and will keep a record of emergency contact details.

How will we use information about you?

We will use the information you provide at application to keep you updated on the progress of your application.  Once you have enrolled, this information is used to support the provision of your education during your time with us.  We also pass information to relevant government bodies and agencies as part of our mandatory duty.  You can view a separate privacy notice from the Education and Skills Funding Agency on behalf of the Department of Education at the end of this notice, and this will be presented to you during the enrolment process.

During your time with us, new information about you will be created in the form of academic assessments and learner feedback. Reports for parents or carers about your progress and attendance are sent using the details provided at application/enrolment, or are available online via the parent portal.   Student photographs are displayed within the College, and may be used on marketing materials internally and externally for up to 3 years.

Your information will be securely destroyed after it is no longer required for these purposes, in accordance with our retention policy.  You can request a copy of this policy from the college’s data protection officer.


When you apply to join us, we will write to you to share information about your application, our courses and the other benefits of joining our college.  We will not share your details with any other organisation for marketing purposes. If you would not like to receive information about the college, please let us know, however, this may result in you not receiving important information to support your application.

Special Categories of Information

The college will also ask you to provide information relating to your ethnicity and any health or additional learning needs you may have.  This information is used to ensure that we meet our obligations under the Equality Duty.  We also use any information you provide to us about your health or additional learning needs to ensure that we provide support to you as required during the application and enrolment processes and throughout your time with us at the college.

We may be provided with information about you (for example, health information or attendance data) by your previous school or college, to allow us to support you in your transition to studying with us. 

If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Education and Skills Funding Agency

Privacy Notice 2019 to 2020                                                                         

How we use your personal information

This privacy notice is issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Education (DfE).  It is to inform learners how their personal information will be used by the DfE, the ESFA (an executive agency of the DfE) and any successor bodies to these organisations. 

For the purposes of relevant data protection legislation, the DfE is the data controller for personal data processed by the ESFA.  Your personal information is used by the DfE to exercise its functions and to meet its 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).  Your information will be securely destroyed after it is no longer required for these purposes.

Your information may be used for education, training, employment and well-being related purposes, including for research.  The DfE and the English European Social Fund (ESF) Managing Authority (or agents acting on their behalf) may contact you in order to carryout research and evaluation to inform the effectiveness of training.  

Your information may also be shared with other third parties for the above purposes, but only where the law allows it and the sharing is in compliance with data protection legislation.

A full copy of this privacy notice will be provided when you enrol with the College and you can agree to be contacted for other purposes by updating your preferences on this document.

Further information about use of and access to your personal data,details of organisations with whom we regularly share data, information about how long we retain your data, and how to change your consent to being contacted, please visit: