Privacy Statement

This Privacy Policy describes our collection, use, disclosure, retention and protection of your personal information. Please read it carefully as this notice applies to any website, application or service which refers to our website Privacy Policy.

The Privacy Policy applies to all products and services available via The Source’s website,, such as booking training courses, applying for a vacancy or submitting an enquiry.

1. Who are we?

We are The Source Skills Academy which is our trading name for Meadowhall Education Centre, which is a registered charity, and Meadowhall Training Company. We were set up in 2003 by British Land in partnership with Sheffield City Council to offer support to the local community, but have since grown to deliver training and qualifications on a national scale. The registered address is 300 Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1EA. Our VAT number is 348 4061 96.

The Meadowhall Education Centre is a Company Ltd by Guarantee. Registered Office: 300 Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1EA. Registered in England and Wales No. 4396759

Meadowhall Training Limited. Registered Office: The Source, 300 Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1EA. Registered in England No. 4540802

2. How we collect information

When you use our website, you are in control of what information is collected. We only collect relevant personal information about you, and any other individual whose details you provide to us.

We’ll collect this when you:

  • Book onto a training course
  • Submit an enquiry for; Training, Apprenticeships or any other general enquiry
  • Request a meeting
  • Sign up to receive our newsletters

2a. What information do we collect?

  1. Information about your computer and about your visits to, and use of, the website (including your IP address, approximate geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views); we will ask for your permission before we do so. We may do this using cookies or similar technologies.
  2. This may include your name, business name, telephone number, email address, postal address or delegate names.
  3. If you apply for an apprenticeship vacancy with us, we’ll collect; your email address, name, telephone contact number, postal address

2b. How is your information used?

We will use your information to:

  • Process a booking you’ve made with us
  • Contact you to arrange a meeting
  • Send you communications which you have requested via newsletter - this may include apprenticeship information, training dates and courses.
  • Process a job application

We’ll only contact you in relation to your original booking, query or application, unless you subscribe to receive our newsletters.

Your information may also be used by The Source to generate website user reports, this is analytical information and does not include your personal data. We’ll store data for a period of 3 years, at which point it will be removed from our company server. 

Data collected connected to ESF/ESFA funded training, apprenticeship and traineeship delivery will be retained in line with current government funding rules. The below links provide further information on how data is collected and the reasons for retaining data.

Education and Skills Funding Agency Privacy Notice

European Social Fund Operational Programme

Apprenticeship funding and performance-management rules for training providers

2c. Who has access to your information?

We do not sell or rent your information to third parties and your information will not be shared for marketing purposes.

We may need to share your information in relation to funded training and/or apprenticeships.

3. Your choice

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, post, phone or text unless you have given your prior consent.

You can contact us at any time to request the information we have in relation to your personal data. If you would like us to remove/destroy any personal data we hold on you, you can contact us by emailing: or call 0114 263 5600.

4. Using cookies or other on-device storage

Cookies are information files stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone that help websites remember who you are and information about your visit. For further information (including how to opt out of cookies) please go to the Cookie Policy.

5. Tracking how the website is used

Information may be collected about activity on the website, or other organisations may be used to collect it and to share it. This information is used to:

  1. analyse statistics;
  2. track pages and paths used by visitors to, or users of, the website;
  3. target the adverts or offers, such as banners, on the website and on the websites of other organisations; and
  4. track the use of the internet banner adverts and other links from marketing partners' websites to this website.

For these purposes, the information on the path you take to get to the website and on some of the pages you visit or use through the website, using cookies, web beacons and other on-device storage will be retained. For information about web beacons, or the organisation used (including how to decline their cookies), please go to the Cookie Policy.

6. How your information is kept secure

The security of information is taken very seriously. Technology and security policies are in place to protect the information held.

7. Links to other websites

Our website includes links to other websites run by other organisations as a source of further information. This privacy statement only refers to this website, and we would encourage you to read the privacy statements of other websites you visit.

We cannot be held responsible for privacy policies on third-party sites linked from our site.

8. How changes to this privacy policy may occur

This privacy policy may be updated from time to time so you may want to check it each time you visit the website. This policy was last updated in September 2021.

9. Additional Privacy Policies

Due to the nature of the data we collect and hold for the services we provide, we have overarching policies that relate directly to these areas. Links to these documents are listed below:

Job Applicant Privacy Notice (GDPR Compliant)

10. Requesting Data

Through GDPR you have the right to request what data we are holding on you. To do this, please formalise your request through writing and posting a letter to The Source Academy’s head office at the following address:
FAO Quality Manager
The Source Academy
300 Meadowhall Way
Sheffield, S9 1EA.


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In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.


The material on our site is given for general information only and does not constitute professional advice. You should take specific advice before taking a course of action as we do not accept directly or indirectly any responsibility for loss arising directly or indirectly from reliance on information on this site.

Given that the Internet uses an open system we cannot warrant that the site and downloads reach you virus-free. You must, therefore, take all appropriate precautions for your own safety.

Changes To Website

The Source Skills Academy reserves the right to:

  • change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that The Source Skills Academy shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal; and
  • change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Website following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.