Privacy notice – Occupational and Practical competence
Information which identifies individuals (organisation name, job title, participant’s name, contact details) will be collected during these interviews.
This is necessary for us to collect information from stakeholders about their views on assessments of occupational or practical competence outside of regulated qualifications. This is to support our principal aims of:
- ensuring that qualifications, and the Welsh qualification system, are effective for meeting the reasonable needs of learners in Wales;
- promoting public confidence in qualifications and in the Welsh qualification system.
Our lawful basis for retaining this information is to enable us to fulfil our public task as the regulator for the qualifications system in Wales and to exercise our official functions under Qualifications Wales Act 2015.
Qualifications Wales will be the Data Controller of any personal data submitted. Alpha Plus (A UK-based research company) will be acting as a processor on behalf of Qualifications Wales and will be retaining the personal data.
Your personal information will only be kept for the purposes above. It will be kept securely for 12 month after completion of the project and will then be destroyed.
We will not use your personal information for any purpose other than in the exercise of our public task.
Freedom of Information
Please note that as a public body, all written information that we hold is subject to Freedom of Information requests. We will pay regard to the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR before sharing any personal information requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
Subject to some legal exceptions, you have the right to:
- request a copy of the personal information Qualifications Wales
- to have any inaccuracies corrected
- to have your personal data erased
- to place a restriction on our processing of your data
To learn more about these rights please see the ICO website.
You may address any such requests to:
QW Data Protection Officer
Q2 Building, Pencarn Lane,
If you are dissatisfied with our response you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office
Information Commissioner's Office
Telephone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745