Borders College Enrolment Form (Full)
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Privacy and Consent
At Borders College we take your privacy seriously and look after your personal information responsibly. Further information about what data we collect, who we share it with (for example the Scottish Funding Council) and your rights under privacy law (e.g. the right to be informed, the right of access etc) can be found in the College website here: http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/contact-us/data-protection-and-privacy/privacy-notice Privacy Notices are part of your rights under data protection law (right to be informed) and the College wants to assure you that we take these rights seriously. If you have any questions regarding your rights, you can contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Under data protection law, you have the right to be informed (amongst other rights), this means that the College must communicate to you how we process your data, who we share your data with, what your rights are and how long we keep your information for. We collect your personal data as detailed on this form. We share your information with the statutory bodies we are required to report to, e.g. Scottish Funding Council (SFC), Skills Development Scotland (SDS) etc. We are required to collect this information under the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013 and the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005. We only hold your data for the period of time that you study at the College and 5 further years. Following this your information will be destroyed securely, in line with College procedures. The full enrolment privacy notice is available on the College's website here: http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/contact-us/data-protection-and-privacy/privacy-notice/ This notice includes further detail as to how data is processed, who it is shared with, the legal basis for processing and details of all your rights under data protection law and how you can exercise these rights. If you have any queries, our Data Protection Officer (DPO) can be contacted by emailing email@example.com
Emergency Contact information
Emergency Contact Relationship
Current Employment/Education status
Please tell us the most recent school you've attended
What is your highest Qualification held?
Equality Data Monitoring
We believe that providing equality of opportunity to anyone applying to college is of the greatest importance.
Unfortunately, there have been times when people have been deprived of opportunities because of the colour of their skin, their gender, their sexual orientation, their religion or because of a disability. We want to make sure that this doesn’t happen at Borders College. For this reason, we are asking sensitive personal questions about you in this section so that we can make sure you are getting a fair chance. It will also help us to offer you services to make the most of your time at College if you need and want them.
The data you provide will be kept securely, is confidential and protected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) EU 2016/679 and the new Data Protection Act 2018. We will use the data to ensure our services are being fair to everyone. We will share the data with the Scottish Funding Council who will treat it confidentially and will use it only for statistical purposes.
We would like you to complete all the questions in this section to help us make sure our services are fair but there are always the options to tell us you would prefer not to say.
Do you have any disabilities or learning difficulties?
Primary Disability/Learning Difficulty
Secondary Disability/Learning Difficulty
If you have more - please tell us in the box below:
Would you need any additional support?
What kind of support?
Please tell us more about the kind of support you might need
Do you have unpaid caring responsibilities for a family member or a friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has a mental health or addiction problems?
Have you been in, are currently in care, or from a looked-after background at any stage in your life?
Which of the following best describes your Caring Responsibilties?
Which of the following best describes your accomodation during term-time?
Home circumstance (when attending college)
Are you estranged from your Family?
An estranged person is someone who no longer has the support of their family due to a breakdown in their relationship which has led to ceased contact. This might mean your biological or adoptive parents or wider family members who have been responsible for supporting you in the past. Estranged students have no experience of being in care and do not have a corporate parent responsible for them
Parent or carer in the British Armed Forces?
Are you a student who has a parent or carer who served or is serving in the regular or reservist British Armed Forces (Royal Navy; Royal Marines; British Army; or Royal Air Force) at any point during the first 25 years of your life?
Please indicate your Ethnic Group
This information is required for statistical purposes and to meet the College's obligation under the Race Relations (Amended) Act 2000
Special Interest Groups:
Please select one of the values below if you are being supported into education
Equality & Diversity
For the following questions - if you'd prefer not to answer, please select 'Prefer not to say'
Please indicate your religion
Sexual Orientation: Which of the following options best describes how you think of yourself?
What are your preferred pronouns?
Is your current gender (or sex) the same as the gender you were born with?
Do you consider yourself to be trans, or have a trans history?
Are you pregnant, or have you given birth in the past year?
Do you have any unspent Criminal Convictions?
You must disclose any unspent conviction you may have. Disclosure will not automatically discount you from interview. The College will accept applications from individuals with a criminal record on their merits, only taking into account convictions considered to be relevant to the course applied for.
You will be required to supply details in a letter marked 'Private and Confidential' detailing the conviction(s). The content of the letter should outline the incidents(s), when it was, how it was dealt with (i.e. sentence received), explanation of circumstances at the time and what are your current circumstances.
You can find out how long it takes for a conviction to become spent by visiting the Liberty website at: http://www.yourrights.org.uk
As a student of Borders College, you are entitled to have the opportunity to be part of our College community by becoming a member of the Borders College Alumni Association.
Do you wish to Join the Borders College Alumni?
How did you find out about our courses?
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Borders College has the right to amend the content and/or the requirements of the courses without any form of compensation becoming payable to students. In the event of a course being cancelled, the College’s liability will be limited to a refund of fees already paid.
The College is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. The information provided in the form and results achieved, may be shared with the relevant organisations and partners, including Awarding bodies, Scottish Funding Council and Skills Development Scotland. The methods of storing and using your information are subject to other Acts of Parliament. Sensitive data will only be shared with the Scottish Funding Council for statistical purposes.
ADVANCED DISCLOSURE CHECKS
For some courses where the students may have a work experience placement working with children or vulnerable adults the College requires the successful applicants to undergo enhanced disclosure checks. For these courses you are also required to disclose all convictions both spent and unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exception) (Scotland) Order 2003. The Act states that any person who comes into contact with young people under the age of 18 during their course must declare all previous convictions – spent or not. Therefore failure to do so may result in dismissal from your course. This applies only to all care courses and some sports courses.
As a student of Borders College, you are agreeing to honour the payment of fees.
Please Note: where course fees are applicable, it is the student's responsibility to ensure correct funding is in place, and failure to provide the correct documentation will result in you being responsible for the payment of course fees.