Privacy policy

Throughout your educational journey with Bridgend College, we will collect, process, store and manage data relating to your personal information, medical/health status, additional learning needs, educational and employment history. We will also invest an interest in data related to your progress, attendance, success, wellbeing and safeguarding for the course(s) you are enrolling on.

By enrolling in Bridgend College you are giving explicit consent for this data to be collected about you and stored in the college system, and shared with Welsh Government. The data held will be used for funding, statistical, administrative and equality monitoring purposes relating to your studies. Bridgend College will only keep your information for as long as is needed, and destroy it accordingly inline with the retention schedule.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, you have the right to a copy of the information held about you, and the right to request deletion of this information at any point when studies have ceased at Bridgend College.

The personal and educational information collected about you is used for a variety of internal purposes within Bridgend College, and also by the following third party organisations/funding bodies:

  • Welsh Government
  • Careers Wales / Careers Development Organisations
  • Student Finance Wales
  • Awarding Bodies (for the qualifications you are studying)
  • Skills Funding Agency
  • Bridgend County Borough Council
  • Wavehill (for PLA learners only)
  • Your school (if your studies are through a school partnership course)
  • Employers (If your studies are sponsored by your Employer)
  • Training Providers (If your studies are in conjunction with a work-based learning training provider)
  • University of Wales/Cardiff Metropolitan University (if your studies are in conjunction with a University partnership)
  • Your home local authority for the purposes safeguarding, social services and/or additional learning support (ALN)
  • Purlos
  • Concept4

Bridgend College will not pass on your information to another third party without first obtaining your consent, unless this is a best interest decision based on a safeguarding concern or criminal proceeding.

Photographic / Video Consent

The college may take and use photographs and video content (individual or group) for the sole purpose of marketing via the college’s website, social media channels, internal or external printed publications and displays.

You may withdraw consent at any time by contacting our Head of Information Services, Cerianne Morgan (camorgan@bridgend.ac.uk)

As a Bridgend College student you have the right to make a formal complaint relating to any possible data breaches or any objections you may have with the content of this privacy notice.

If you wish to make a complaint, please send it in writing to:
Organisation – Bridgend College, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, CF31 3DF

Data Protection Officer – Cerianne Morgan (camorgan@bridgend.ac.uk)

Version 1.7 – 7th July 2022

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