16 May 2022
Request for Information – ATISN 16252
Thank you for your email of 11 April 2022 under the Freedom of Information Act about City and Guilds advising Educ8 about your application to enrol on a Level 4 Independent Advocacy Qualification.
I would like to know who/what department at City & Guilds advised Educ8 originally that I was able to enrol onto the Level 4 Independent Advocacy Qualification and who/what department subsequently advised that I was no longer able to continue with the qualification and the reasons this decision was made by City & Guilds. I would also like to have confirmation when the decision by City & Guilds was determined and articulated to Educ8, as I am told, this may have been in October 2021, but the message reached me in February 2022.
Requests for access to personal data are covered under the Data Protection Act 2018. Therefore, any personal data concerning your application to enrol on a Level 4 Independent Advocacy Qualification would be held by Educ8 and City and Guilds as the relevant bodies involved in consideration of your application, and not the Welsh Government.
For this reason, I would advise you to request this information from either City and Guilds and/or Educ8.
With regard the decision made regarding your qualification, and the date at which this was determined, this information is not held by Welsh Government therefore, I would advise that you make this request to City and Guilds.
In terms of your complaint about the Minister for Education and Welsh Language and his office, I understand a response was sent to you on 5 May.
If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at: Information Rights Unit, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ or Email: Freedom.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.