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IT skills pathway: GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the IT skills pathway service, and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities)

The IT skills pathway service records personal data provided by learners and centre administrators. This allows learners to track their progress through courses and means that centre administrators can monitor the progress of learners and provide appropriate support.

Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? No
Who are recipients of this data?


Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept 20 years after no longer required
Our lawful basis for holding this data Legal obligation
Your rights
  • Tick Be informed
  • Tick Get access to it
  • Tick Rectify or change it
  • Cross Erase or remove it
  • Tick Restrict or stop processing it
  • Cross Move, copy or transfer it
  • Cross Object to it being processed or used
  • Cross Know if a decision was made by a computer rather than a person
How can you withdraw your consent?

Consent not the basis for processing - Right to object via the designated mailbox

Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making) Yes - Determining course completion status
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal obligation (Commencement Order) and management of health and social care systems

Where NHS Digital uses this data


Resources for training professionals

This section provides further useful resources for training professionals, including all trainers and training managers. A set of resources and guidance is available to support trainers and managers in planning their career progression and professional development.