Privacy Policy

Vocational Qualifications honour the achievements of employers, individuals and professionals in the field across Wales. The VQ activities are jointly organised in partnership between the Welsh Government, ColegauCymru/CollegesWales, the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW), Qualifications Wales and the Education Workforce Council for Wales.

Each organisation involved takes its personal information obligations seriously and this document sets out how NTfW (as data controllers) will process the personal data you submit.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant customer information

What we do with the information we gather

Your data will be used to contact you regarding VQ activities, including but not limited to nomination forms submitted by you, invitations to events and/or information on vocational qualifications.


We will always ensure that any personal data we receive in relation to vocational qualifications is stored securely and seen only by those people involved in the organisation of the VQ Awards and VQ Day. Such as – officials from each of the partnership organisations listed above, the judging panel and appointed contractors involved in the nomination process.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

Under data protection legislation you have the right to:

  • access to the Personal data that we are processing about you;
  • require us to rectify inaccuracies in that data;
  • object to processing (in certain circumstances);
  • ask for your data to be ‘erased (in certain circumstances)
  • lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is our independent regulator for data protection.

The contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office are:
Customer Contact, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Telephone: 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113 Website:

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Welsh Government, T? Afon, Bedwas Road, Bedwas, Caerphilly, CF83 8WT.

ColegauCymru, Unit 7 Greenmeadow Springs, Cardiff, CF24 5BT.

Natrional Training Federation for Wales, Ocean Park House, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF24 5ET.

Qualifications Wales, , Building C2, Pencarn Lane, Imperial Park, Coedkernew, Newport, NP10 8AR.

Education Workforce Council, 9th Floor, Eastgate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB.