How long we will hold your information
The standard record retention periods are as follows:
- for courses funded solely by the ESFA we keep data for 6 years after the academic year in which your enrolment occurs
- for most courses (those that the ESFA uses match-funding against the European Social Fund), we keep data for three years after the European Commission has made its final payment
- for the 2014 to 2020 ESF Programme this is expected to be until at least 31 December 2030
More information about our retention periods can be found in our summary disposal schedule.
Please note stated retention periods may be subject to any legal holds imposed under the Inquiries Act 2005 that may concern the information and override standard retention periods.