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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes rules on giving privacy information to data subjects. These are more detailed and specific than in the Data Protection Act (DPA) and place an emphasis on making privacy notices understandable and accessible. Data controllers are expected to take ‘appropriate measures’.
The GDPR says that the information you provide to people about how you process their personal data must be:
These requirements are about ensuring that privacy information is clear and understandable for data subjects.
UKRS shall comply with the GDPR requirements by ensuring our privacy statement includes:
The Data Protection Officer is responsible for ensuring that this notice is made available to data subjects prior to UKRS collecting/processing their personal data. All Employees/Staff of UKRS who interact with data subjects are responsible for ensuring that this notice is drawn to the data subject’s attention and their consent to the processing of their data is secured.
Identity and contact details
If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact: The data Protection Officer at
Purpose of the processing
UKRS take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your account, personalise your use of the website, and to provide the products and services you have requested from us.
In order for ‘users’ to use some of our online services and to respond to enquiries we need to collect and process various personal data. Users may be asked to complete an online form(s) which request, name, address, e-mail and telephone number. The personal data we collect is used to process your request for our services.
All information provided will be treated as confidential and will only be used for the purpose intended. Anyone can contact UKRS to correct or update personal information in our records.
What information do we collect?
We collect information that you provide to us via our website www.ukruralskills.co.uk For example, the information you provide if you subscribe to our membership services, newsletters, notifications, enter a promotion, complete a survey, request information, or purchase goods or services via our website. if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
The sort of information we hold includes your application form; references; contact details; bank details, photo identification; learner cards and certificates; information needed for equal opportunities monitoring.
What do we use personal information for?
We may use the information we hold about you in the following ways:
We will endeavour to ensure that all personal data held in relation to all data subjects is accurate. Data subjects must notify UKRS of any changes to information held about them.
The lawful basis
UKRS will process data for the specific and lawful purpose for which it is collected and not further process the data in a manner incompatible with this purpose.
We collect and use information for general purposes where:
Categories of personal data
We will ensure that the reason for which it collected the data originally is the only reason for which it processes those data, unless the individual is informed of any additional processing before it takes place. We will ensure that the data is adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose for which it is processed
We may collect ‘personal data’ relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier. This may include the data subjects name, identification number, location data or online identifier.
Sensitive Personal Data
We may, from time to time, be required to process sensitive personal data. Sensitive personal data includes photographic images of learners and data relating to gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, and criminal records and proceedings.
Disclosure to third parties
We will not sell or license your personal information to any third party. However, we may disclose your personal information:
Details of transfers to third country
We will not transfer your personal information to countries outside of the European Economic Area that do not have adequate data security law.
UKRS may retain data for differing periods of time for different purposes as required by statute or best practices.
Data subject’s rights
You have the right to request access to information about you that we hold. You also have the right to:
Any data subject wishing to access their personal data should put their request in writing to the Data Protection Officer at UKRS who will endeavour to respond to any such written requests as soon as is reasonably practicable and, in any event, within 40 days.
The right to withdraw consent
Withdrawal of consent shall be without effect to the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You may withdraw consent at any time by putting your request in writing to the Data Protection Officer at UKRS who will endeavour to respond to any such written requests as soon as is reasonably practicable and, in any event, within 40 days.
The right to lodge a complaint
Data subjects are able to complain to UKRS about:
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance by emailing the Data Protection Officer at UKRS Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
The source the personal data
All personal information provided to us is either stored on our secure servers located in the UK, or on the secure servers of sub-contractors that we have engaged to provide services on our behalf.
Statutory or contractual requirements
We will make you aware if we need to collect data for the purpose of statutory or contractual requirements. We will keep this data and use it to enable us to run our business and manage our relationship with you effectively, lawfully and appropriately.
We do use automated decision making (including profiling) in limited circumstances.
You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications at any time by putting your request in writing to the Data Protection Officer at Lesley@ukruralskills.co.uk
Websites and cookies
This section applies to anyone accessing UKRS website.
A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to your device (e.g. your PC) when you access UKRS website. Cookies allow the website to recognise your device and so distinguish between the different users that access the site.
Session cookies will remember your selections as you browse the site. These cookies are for the browsing session and not stored long term. No personal information is collected by these cookies.
Google Analytics cookies help us to make the website better for you by providing us with user statistics, for example: which pages are the most visited; how a user navigates the site. No personal information is collected by these cookies.
The following text outlines some of the design considerations which have been employed to ensure our site is accessible as possible.
Following W3C guidelines
Our website has been designed to aim to meet many of the accessibility guidelines as outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium - http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.
It has 12 guidelines that are organised under 4 principles: perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.
All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that top level and main content pages are compliant with their standards. For example:
Images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which where appropriate identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off.
Text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.
Care has been taken to ensure that appropriate foreground and background colours provide sufficient contrast.
The website has been tested and works on various operating systems and a wide range of browsers including Internet Explorer 11 and upwards. It is also compatible with Internet Explorer 10 although not all functionality is supported with this browser.
The website follows a responsive design. As such it will work on high resolution desktops/laptops but also has a minimum screen resolution of 480x360 for mobile devices.
Some of the files on this website are supplied in PDF format. Our aim is to ensure that all our documents are accessible. Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free to view the PDF documents.
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This service is currently still in development. We expect its full functionality to be made available by end of November 2015.
If you have any questions visit the ‘Contact us & help’ pages.
Instructors must uphold the values of the instructor code of practice when delivering training on behalf of UK Rural Skills. Endeavouring at all times to instruct, to the best of their ability, in a non-discriminatory way. Instructors have ultimate responsibility for all the duties listed below and must abide by the principles set by UK Rural Skills at all times.
Instructors must also have met the pre-application requirements, by self-assessing against Principle 1 criteria to ensure they have met the required standard before they can be accepted onto the UK Rural Skills instructor register.
PRINCIPLE 1: Instructors must meet UK Rural Skills pre-application requirements.
1.1 - Hold a current CV showing industry experience (UK Rural Skills CV proforma)
1.2 - Hold appropriate technical/operator certificates and licenses (at the level or above)
1.3 - Hold a recognised teaching/instructional techniques training /qualification (or) A minimum of one year instruction/teaching experience
1.4 - Hold appropriate insurance cover
1.5 - Hold a current Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Qualification
1.6 - Hold a Health & Safety recognised training/qualification (or) Relevant Health and Safety experience/working knowledge
Or FAST TRACK Option
1.7 - Hold instructor/assessor approval with a recognised awarding or training organisation for example, AITT, ITSSAR, NPORS, RTITB, Lantra, City and Guilds
1.8 - Hold a current CV showing industry experience (UK Rural Skills CV proforma)
PRINCIPLE 2: Instructors should at all times adopt the highest degree of professionalism when delivering training.
2.1 - Maintain high standards of personal behavior, integrity, courtesy, and respect for others
2.2 - Maintain the strict confidentiality of personal information
2.3 - Openly disclose any conflicts of interest
PRINCIPLE 3: Instructors will seek to adopt the highest level of professional standards in their work and the development of their career.
3.1 - Instructors will seek to adopt the highest level of professional standards in their work and the development of their career.
3.2 - Maintain Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
PRINCIPLE 4: Instructors must provide a safe and healthy training environment
4.1 - Take reasonable care of own and other peoples welfare, health and safety
4.2 - Assess any significant risks prior to commencing any training activities
4.3 - Ensure that an adequate risk assessment is carried out and records are kep
4.4 - Ensure adequate emergency procedures are in place before training commences
4.5 - Ensure the training site and all equipment conforms to current legal requirements
4.6 - Ensure that no learner undertakes any activity beyond his/her physical ability and aptitude
4.7 - Maintain a level of physical fitness appropriate to the skills taught/assessed
4.8 - Conform to PPE appropriate to the skills being taught/assessed
4.9 - All accidents and injuries, however minor, and incidents must be reported to UK Rural Skills
4.10 - Ensure that all hold the appropriate licence/category for vehicles that are used for training
4.11 - Reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls
4.12 - Minimise exposure to manual handling risks
PRINCIPLE 5: Instructor must comply and keep up to date with Health and Safety legislation appropriate to the situation – the following is a recommended list
5.1 - Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA)
5.2 - Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations
5.3 - Manual Handling Operations Regulations
5.4 - Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations
5.5 - Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations
5.6 - Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations
5.7 - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
5.8 - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)
5.9 - The Control of Noise at Work Regulations
5.10 - The Control of Vibration at Work regulations
5.11 - Working at Height Regulations
5.12 - Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations
5.13 - Environmental Legislation
5.14 - Approved code of practice (ACoP)
5.15 - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
5.16 - Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
PRINCIPLE 6: Instructors must familiarise themselves with the principles of UK Rural Skills policies
6.1 - Appeals and Complaints Policy
6.2 - Conflicts of Interest Policy
6.3 - Communications Policy
6.4 - Data protection Policy
6.5 - Environmental Policy
6.6 - Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
6.7 - Health and Safety Policies
6.8 - Malpractice and Maladministration Policy
6.9 - Managing Conflict of Interest Policy
6.10 - Recognition of Prior Learning Policy
6.11 - Risk Management Policy
6.12 - Safeguarding Policy
PRINCIPLE 1: Providers should at all times adopt the highest degree of professionalism when delivering training
1.1 - Maintain high standards of personal behavior, integrity, courtesy, and respect for others
1.2 - Maintain the strict confidentiality of personal information
1.3 - Will operate a complaints handling procedure and appeals process for the benefit of trainees
1.4 - Ensure that promotion or advertising of UKRS provision is not misleading
1.5 - Recognise that a UKRS course standard is only endorsed when delivered by an appropriate instructor and accompanied by an accredited UKRS Certificate
PRINCIPLE 2: Providers must provide a safe and healthy training/working environment
2.1 - Take reasonable care of own and other peoples welfare, health and safety
2.2 - Assess any significant risks prior to commencing any training and/or assessment activities
2.3 - Ensure that an adequate risk assessment is carried out and records are kept
2.4 - Ensure adequate emergency procedures are in place
2.5 - Ensure the training and/or assessment site and all equipment conforms to current legislation
2.6 - Conform to PPE appropriate to the skills being taught/assessed
2.7 - Ensure all users hold the appropriate licence/category for vehicles used in training/assessment
2.8 - Equipment used for the purposes of training/assessment comply with health and safety
PRINCIPLE 3: Providers must provide sufficient resources to support the appropriate delivery of training
3.1 - There are sufficient competent (and qualified if applicable) instructors who meet UKRS instructor code of practice
3.2 - Information, advice and guidance about training is provided to trainees
3.3 - Policies and procedures are in place and maintained
3.4 - Trainee information and details of achievements are accurately completed, and retained
3.5 - Trainee feedback is used to evaluate the quality of training
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UKRS is also an approved member of the Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT). All AITT accredited courses are available to UKRS members.
We also have a bank of UKRS course standards that members can access and deliver to their trainees.
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UK Rural Skills (UKRS) offer industry-standard, quality assured, accredited courses and training through our training provider membership scheme.
UK Rural Skills (UKRS) offer industry-standard, quality assured, accredited courses and training through our training provider membership scheme.