Place allocation for counselling degree lisburn

john morgan made this Freedom of Information request to South Eastern Regional College

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Dear South Eastern Regional College,

I recently applied for a part time foundation degree in counselling in lisburn. I am now advised interviews for this course will take place early August.

I am interested in finding out the following
1 how many interviews have already taken place for this course.

2 how many of these interviews were of applicants whose application was submitted at a later date than mine.

3 how many official that is, previously preplanned, places remain unallocated on this part time course for both evening and full days.

Yours faithfully,

John Morgan

Info, South Eastern Regional College

Thank you for your email.

 

The College is closed from Monday 12 July 2021 until Friday 16 July 2021. 
We will reply to your emails as soon as possible after our return.

 

Kind regards

 

Customer Services

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Dear South Eastern Regional College,

The response to my request has been delayed. By law , SERC should normally responded by August the 10th. I am requesting an internal review.

Yours faithfully,

john morgan

Information Rights, South Eastern Regional College

Dear John

Thank you for your latest email, received today. I must apologise that your first FOI was inadvertently delayed.

I am in the process of collating this information and I have responses to your first and second question however I would appreciate if you could clarify the information you are seeking in question 3 please? We are unsure what you mean by 'official, previously preplanned'. Do you mean how many places are still available on the course? If you could clarify I will issue the response in full as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Sian

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Dear South Eastern Regional College,

I would like to know how many places are left.

Yours faithfully,

john morgan

Information Rights, South Eastern Regional College

Dear John,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request received by the College
on the 9^th July 2021.

 

Freedom of Information is dealt with in accordance with your ‘right to
know’ under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA(2000)), which entitles you to be advised in writing as to whether
the College holds the information you have provided and to be provided
with a copy of that information unless an appropriate exemption applies as
detailed in Part II of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), Section 12
or Section 14.  Should this be the case, the College will explain the
reasons for this application.

 

You requested the following information from the College:

 1. How many interviews have already taken place for this course.
 2. How many of these interviews were of applicants whose application was
submitted at a later date than mine.
 3. How many official that is, previously pre-planned, places remain
unallocated on this part time course for both evening and full days.

 

The College has provided a response to your question below.  The response
is in 2 parts.  Section (a) will confirm whether or not we hold the
information and Section (b) will provide the response and Refusal Notice
if applicable.

 

 1. How many interviews have already taken place for this course.

 a. The College can confirm that we hold this information.
 b. 31

 

 2. How many of these interviews were of applicants whose application was
submitted at a later date than mine.

 a. The College can confirm that we do hold this information.
 b. 31

 

 3. How many official that is, previously pre-planned, places remain
unallocated on this part time course for both evening and full days.

 a. The College can confirm that we do hold this information.
 b. 22, the figure is accurate as of 24^th August 2021. It is subject to
change while lecturing staff conduct interviews and applicants status
change to enrolled. Please note, applicants do not receive an
invitation to interview until they return the supplementary form which
is issued to them. Once this form is received by the College, the
application will be invited to interview. If successful at interview,
the applicant can then proceed to enrolment.

 

 

 

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Internal Appeal:

If you are not happy with how the College has handled your request or
exemptions applied to the response they have a right to ask for an
internal review of your request.  Appeals should be submitted within 2
weeks of receipt of this response detailing reasons for dissatisfaction
and should be addressed to:

Records Manager

SERC

Bangor Campus

Castle Park Road                   

Bangor

BT20 4TD

[1][email address]

 

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applicant has exhausted the 'internal appeal' mechanism.  For information,
the ICO contact details are:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office – Northern Ireland
3rd Floor
14 Cromac Place,
Belfast
BT7 2JB

 

Kind regards,

 

Ayiesha Brady

Records Manager/Data Protection Assistant

Tel: (028) 9127 6862  Email: [2][email address]

 

SOUTH EASTERN REGIONAL COLLEGE

BANGOR CAMPUS

Castle Park Road, Bangor, Co Down, BT20 4TD

Tel: (028) 9127 6600  Web: [3]www.serc.ac.uk

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