Privacy and Data Protection
All personal information (including Credit and Debit card details) entered on the Central website are processed through a secure server link and are encoded for Student security. Please see the Trust Logo on the Central website if further detail is required.
ALL Students are required to complete a Learning Agreement form at the first session for EACH Central course they attend. Students will be asked to complete this form on the first session of their course. The information provided on this form will help Central to develop and improve services and enable us to secure government funding from the Learning and Skills Council. This funding enables Central to keep course fees as low as possible. The information provided will be passed to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). The SFA is responsible for the funding and planning of education and training for young people and adults in England, and is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.
The information provided 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 Children, Schools and Families, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Connexions, Higher Education Statistics Agency, Higher Education Funding Council for England, educational institutions and organisations performing research and statistical work on behalf of the SFA or its partners.
The SFA also administers the learner registration service (LRS) which will use your information to create and maintain a unique learner number (ULN). The SFA is also a co-financing organisation and uses European Social Funds from the European Union to directly or indirectly part-finance learning activities, helping develop employment by promoting employability, business spirit and equal opportunities, and investing in human resources. Further information about partner organisations and the ULN and what they do, may be found at http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/ and by following the links to data protection.
At no time will personal information be passed to organisations for marketing or sales purposes.