Please note that we will be closed from Friday 24th May 2019 until Monday 3rdJune for the Bank holiday.
We are situated in the right hand corner of the courtyard at Staniforth Works, the entrance is on the ground floor, but please note the premises are situated on a first-floor, and we have one flight of stairs to navigate.
If you wish to declare an interest in any of our FREE courses, please email the Centre and state the course that you like to learn ( for example computers, tablet technology, photography, sewing or other crafts, or indeed functional skills in ICT).
Please email us using this link below:
In the subject box of your email please type new course
In the message please let us know what training course you would like to learn, and then add your Name, address, contact number and email address - please.
Please note that if anyone has any mobility issues it is important to contact the Centre.
General Data Protection
We collect your personal data when we enrol you on to a course. This information is collected to enable us to provide education and other associated functions. Also, there may be a legal requirement to collect and use information to ensure that Open Door Adult Learning Centre is complying with its statutory obligations.
Open Door Adult Learning Centre will ensure that personal information is dealt with correctly and securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and other current legislation. It applies to information regardless of the way it is collected, used, recorded, stored and destroyed, and irrespective of whether it is held in paper files or electronically. It also takes into account the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (2018). We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
Why do we collect your personal details?
Funding requirements specify we must collect your details for the following reasons:
- Course eligibility
- Course surveys and evaluations
- Identification purposes
- Contacting you
- Exam registration
- Access to your ULN (Unique Learner Number)
Who has access to your personal details?
- The Centre Co-ordinator (the Data Controller)
- Admin Staff
Where are your details stored?
- Enrolment/course forms are stored securely Reception which are restricted to staff and locked out of business hours.
- Electronic data is stored on Open Door Adult Learning Centre’s server which is monitored by our IT Professional. It can only be accessed via the above staff, through password protected log ins.
Who else requires your personal details?
During enrolment the interviewer will go over The Learner Contract with you. By signing and retaining your copy you agree to share your details, for the purpose of the course, with the following:
- The awarding exam body (ncfe) for exam registration, evaluation and monitoring.
How long we keep your personal details?
- Funding contractual requirement of 7 years
After that time your details will be deleted from our server and paper enrolment/course forms are incinerated.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 any individual has the right to make a request to access the personal information held about them.
Open Door Adult Learning Centre NEVER share your details without your permission and never sell them on to third parties.
ESFA message - "The SFA funding rules for 2016 to 2017 included a change of process for publishing that year’s actual fees and charges. Instead of asking providers to publish these on their website, all providers of adult education and training that had ’provision subcontracting’ last year must tell us the actual level of funding paid and retained for each of their subcontractors. We will publish this information in a single location on gov.uk."
We are pleased to become part of this network, offering FREE access to digital technologies.
For our other learning opportunities, we ask ALL learners to pay a Centre administration fee of £2 per session (per week) that they attend our other ICT and Crafts non-accredited courses. (This does not apply to the Online Centre network offer, above. This support if totally FREE)
Please click here,
and complete the form. We will be happy to reply to your enquiry.
IAG statement of service
Open Door Adult Learning Centre has an ethos of “removing barriers to learning’ that is delivered through:
- discrete provision (ESFA contracts)
- information advice & guidance (IAG) activities that are embedded within learning and employment related services
Effective IAG is essential for enabling individuals to take responsibility for their life choices and progress in learning and work. Good careers advice is vital if people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them. Open Door Adult Learning Centre is committed to ensuring that everyone who accesses our services are supported in making informed choices about their future.
Our IAG mission
- we will ensure service users understand enough about the world of work to know what skills they need to succeed in getting and keeping a job
- we will signpost clients onto the most appropriate service, impartially
- we will keep up to date information on all relevant and local service providers
- we will use career and local labour market information to inform our services, ensuring our provision is relevant and supports individual progression
- our curriculum based learning will be linked to careers advice and guidance, ensuring our offer meets learner needs and the demands of employers
- where there is sufficient demand, a dedicated careers professional will be invited into our Centre to deliver training and information for clients
- we will advise on work experience opportunities to help explore career opportunities and expand networks
- all service users will have access to good quality information and advice around future learning and labour market opportunities
- our staff will be suitably trained to deliver our services and support diverse needs, and will access all CPD activities to maintain high standards
- where appropriate, we will follow-up on referrals made by our IAG staff.
- we will tailor our services to meet individual needs, fully embedding equality and diversity considerations
- staff observation reports
- quality reviews
- staff qualification and skills matrix
- monitoring of files
- retention rates
- success rates (achievement, job sustainability, increased confidence to learn and develop)