Privacy notice – Research into adaptations to assessment arrangements in summer 2022

Information which identifies individuals (teacher’s names, contact details, job role, and subjects taught or learner names and qualifications taken) will be collected during these interviews and focus groups.

This is necessary for us to collect information from stakeholders about their views on on the adaptations to assessment arrangements in summer 2022.  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.

ORS (a third party UK-based research company) will be carrying out the research on behalf of Qualifications Wales.

Your personal information will only be kept for the purposes above.  It will be kept securely for 12 months after completion of the project and will then be destroyed.  We will then retain your responses without identifying information according to our retention schedule (to be reviewed for disposal after six years of completion of the project).

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 comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR when considering requests made under the Freedom of Information Act.

Your Rights 

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 
Qualifications Wales 
Q2 Building, Pencarn Lane, 
Imperial Park, 
NP10 8AR 

01633 373222

If you are dissatisfied with our response you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office 

Information Commissioner's Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane