• Data protection

The information you supply will be used by the ascending abilities group / institute and our partners or affiliates, to process your admission into the programme(s) applied for, and to create your personal learning record.

The information that you provide will be shared with other organisations for the purposes of administration, system requirements and other guidance and statistical research.

Other organisations with which we will share information include our accrediting bodies, university and institution partners. At no time will your personal information be passed to organisations for marketing or sales purposes without your consent. You may be approached to take part in surveys by mail and phone which are aimed at enabling AAG/AAI, (to monitor performance, improve quality and plan future provision. If you are sponsored by an employer or agency or are a full-time student being looked after by a parent, guardian or carer you also consent to the institute disclosing information about your attendance and progress with them.

  • How we use your information

The personal information you provide will be passed to the recruitment and admissions department for admission processing, the account and finance department for payment record, the student support for student record and support, the academics department for academic support and assessment, and the technical support department for technical support. The information you provide will also be shared with our accrediting bodies and affiliate universities for the purpose of registration, at any stage during the programme. Your information may be shared with other organisations for education, training, employment and well-being related purposes, including for research.  You may be contacted after you have completed your programme of learning to establish whether you have entered employment or moved on to further training. You may also get periodic emails shared to the alumni database. You may opt out of sharing your participation and achievement data by contacting the alumni relations department. You will be required to provide some personal details to confirm your identity, which may include your learner’s registration number (LRN).

  • Extended privacy

This statement is intended to provide you with information as to how the learning records service will collect and use your personal information and data, and how you can exercise choice in respect of the use of your personal data. AAG/AAI collects data relating to learners registering for relevant academic qualifications, and entry to employment certificates. The recruitment and admissions stores learner participation and achievement data collected directly from awarding organisations. This information is known as the ‘personal learning record’ (PLR). Permitted organisations will have access to your PLR in order to access your achievements, awards and to enable advice and guidance to be provided to you. You as the learner will be able to get a copy of your PLR.

  • Use of data

The learner registration number enables AAI and relevant awarding organisations to share information about participation and achievement in a consistent and approved manner, promoting good information management practice, and helping to improve accuracy and efficiency. This will benefit you through enhancing the application processes to awarding organisations, learning providers, learning advisors and other third parties. Awarding organisations can access limited achievement data that we hold about you. in order to verify its accuracy. You cannot opt out of being issued with your LRN. However, you can opt-out of sharing your PLR.

  • Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will sometimes inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data, when available. Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.

  • Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

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