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Internal communication relating to alternative college awards 2020: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
11 Feb 2021
Internal communication relating to alternative college awards 2020: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000095872
Date received: 7 Oct 2020
Date responded: 9 Nov 2020
Information requested

You asked for the following:

1. Any internal Scottish Government communications (including letters, emails, text messages, typed or hand written notes, phone calls) regarding the alternative 2020 awards model for the  college awards (including HN Qualifications, NC, NPA, and NQ freestanding units).

2. Any communications between the Scottish Government and Colleges Scotland regarding this alternative awards model.

I would like this information from 01 April 2020 to 10 August 2020. 

Response

Enclosed is a copy of the information you requested (Annex A).

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party, i.e.  names, contact details, and other identifiable information, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

Where reasonably practicable I have provided the correspondence in its original format, however for some documents the text has been extracted from its original format to assist with the redaction of information. There is no alteration to the content of the original text, except those redactions.

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FOI202000095872 - Annex A

53 page PDF
1.8 MB

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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