It is a legal requirement under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for all public bodies to have information available through a Publication Scheme. The Scheme describes the information routinely published by the College. It is set out in groups and ‘classes’, which indicate the type of information published and how this can be accessed.
The purpose of the Scheme is to ensure that information is readily available to the general public. Information can be accessed through the college website but also as paper copy or sent out by e mail. The College is using the Model Publication Scheme for further education colleges approved by the Information Commissioner.
Specific requests from the public for any information held by the College can also be made. Individuals have the right to ask if the information exists and to receive it, subject to exemptions which are legitimately applicable such as information covering personal data, security or commercial sensitivity.
Requests must be put in writing or made by e mail and there may be a charge for the information. The contact address is FOI requests, Cornwall College Head Office, Tregonissey Road, St Austell PL25 4DJ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College has a wholly owned subsidiary company, CCMS (2000) Ltd, trading as Concorde Group, which also has a Publication Scheme.
The documents below have been compiled in order to help you understand the process and signpost where the information is stored or can be accessed. The Publication Scheme Introduction gives more information about publication schemes. The Charging Policy explains the fees that may be charged. The Guide to Information provides a description of the information available.
If you have any questions regarding the Freedom of Information Act please do not hesitate to contact us.