South Devon College has a range of policies and procedures available for you to download. These are designed to ensure a safe and positive learning and working environment. They also help control and guide the way we operate, underpinning our mission to encourage learning for all within our community.
Data Protection Act 1998 – The information you provide will be passed to our government funding bodies and related organisations and include the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). These bodies are responsible for funding, planning and encouraging education and training for young people and adults in England, and are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. The information you provide will be shared with other organisations for the purpose of administration, careers and other guidance, and statistical and research purposes.
Other organisations with which we will share information include, the Department for Education (DfE), Universities and Skills, Careers South West, Higher Education Statistics Agency, Higher Education Funding Council for England, educational institutions and organisations performing research and statistical work on behalf of our funding bodies or their partners.
At no time will your personal information be passed to organisations for marketing or sales purposes. From time to time students are approached to take part in surveys by mail and phone, which are aimed at enabling the funding bodies and their partners to monitor performance, improve quality and plan future provision.
The funding bodies value your views on the education or training which you receive, and will use these to help bring about improvements for learners in England.
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).
The funding bodies or its partners may wish to contact you from time to time about courses, or learning opportunities relevant to you.
We will share your information about your education, training, employment and well-being with others where we believe it is in your best interests or we are required to in line with the Data Protection Act.
Further information about use of and access to your personal data, and details of partner organisations are available at:
For our Data Protection policy, please see the links below.
South Devon College makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this Web Site, but cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage which may occur from the use of this information.This Privacy statement applies only to the college public facing websites – it does not apply to linked external third party websites. For any direct web links to third party external websites we recommend that you read their Privacy statements on visiting their sites.No name, address or specific user details are recorded from site visits and we make no effort to identify website visitors from such information. Any personal information that we do collect, will be legally protected under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a duty to protect the confidentiality of personal information.
South Devon College provides web services to make our website user friendly, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this involves placing small amounts of information on your web device. This information includes small files known as cookies. These cookies cannot be used for personal identification purposes nor can they be used for malware. For further information about cookies, please see aboutcookies.org.
We use Google Analytics to find out anonymously how many people are accessing our website and so we can improve content and navigation of the website to enhance the user experience.
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.
You can download policies by clicking on the links further down.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding agreement requires us to publish a link to the national 16 to 18 performance tables on our website.