The Data Service is responsible for the collection and dissemination of learner and funding data across the Further Education sector.
For further details about data collection and dissemination services please visit: http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/Services/
For details about arrangements for data sharing, please visit: http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/About/data_sharing/
If you have any enquiries where you seek support regarding the information we handle, please contact our Service Desk. For contact details, please visit: http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/ContactUs/Freedom of Information requests
The Data Service holds data collected on behalf of the Chief Executive of Skills Funding (whose staff are commonly referred to as the Skills Funding Agency) and the Young People’s Learning Agency for England (“YPLA”). Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you are entitled to request information held by the Data Service. Please be aware that much of the data that we handle is personal data, which might be exempt from disclosure under the Data Protection Act 1998. Therefore the Data Service publishes aggregated, de-personalised statistical data on a regular basis. For more information, please visit: http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/
To make a request for other information under the Act relating to Data Service activities for Skills Funding Agency
(which is responsible for funding Further Education in England of people aged 19 and over, and Apprenticeships) please visit: http://www.skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/foi.htm
Some of the information held by the Data Service is held on behalf of the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) (which is responsible for funding Further Education in England of 16-18 year olds).
Therefore, to make a request for such information under the Act, please visit: http://www.ypla.gov.uk/foi.htm
Data Protection subject access requests
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, individuals whose data is collected by the Data Service can request a copy of their personal data. Where the data is held on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency , please visit: http://www.skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/foi.htm
Where information is held by the Data Service on behalf of the Young People’s Learning Agency, please visit: http://www.ypla.gov.uk/foi.htm
For further information about data protection relating to the Data Service, please visit: http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/About/dataprotection/