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Catch22 College: Thetford

Catch22 College delivers qualifications and builds skills in young people aged 16-19 (or from 14 if electively home educated), enabling them to progress on to further education, training or employment.

Our approach

At Catch22 College, we specialise in offering learning and training opportunities for students who, for whatever reason, don’t want to stay in a traditional academic environment.

To do this, we spend a lot of time getting to know our young people, understanding and addressing barriers they may face both in terms of their education, as well as more generally.

Our dedicated staff build a bespoke plan of learning for each young person that supports their educational and pastoral needs, with regular progress reviews on a one-to-one basis to make sure that everyone stays on track.

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Frequently asked questions

What qualifications does Catch22 College: Thetford offer?

Catch22 College: Thetford delivers a wide range of vocational and academic qualifications depending on the young person’s needs and aspirations.

Our vocational qualification areas include Customer Service, IT, Life Skills and Employability. We also offer English and Maths from Functional Skills Entry Level to GCSE.

Does Catch22 College: Thetford have set enrolment dates?

Our staff understand that everyone progresses at their own pace which is why we deliver a roll-on roll-off programme.

This means that young people can join us at any point in the academic year. We are also able to progress people at any point, meaning we are always ready and able to support people in the best possible way.

What careers advice is available to learners at Catch22 College: Thetford?

We recognise that the correct and appropriate careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) is key to our young people. We have qualified and impartial staff on-site, alongside guest speakers, to ensure we meet the needs of all our young people throughout their journey with us.

The College also offers a range of workshops to support and enable learners to gain employability skills. This is achieved through a variety of means which are tailored to the young person’s needs and aspirations, including guest speakers, apprenticeships, housing and pastoral support.

Can Catch22 College help learners to access work experience?

Our dedicated staff encourage all of our young people to access work placements, and can help to source and support young people into vocation-specific work experience placements. This realistic insight into the world of employment. can help to develop skills and confidence in entering the world of work.

We also offer group work placements and tasters for those who are not quite sure what they would like to do yet.

We are keen to support local community groups and are always looking for new work experience partners in order to place local students into local businesses.

What support is available to learners after they leave Catch22 College: Thetford?

Support is available for six months after a young person has left the College. The initial contact is via phone to ensure they have maintained their destination and are happy. If needed, further support is offered face-to-face.

Since being at Catch22 College: Thetford, my attitude towards learning has changed drastically. They’ve helped me pass my Maths GCSE and I’ll get my English GCSE soon as well.

Learner, Catch22 College: Thetford

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Karen Quinsee

Lead Teacher

Referrals can be made directly to the College by the young person themselves, or by an agency or service working with the young person can refer them.

To do this please contact us via phone or the accompanying form. We will then invite you in for a meeting to have a look round the College and meet the staff team. At the meeting impartial information, advice and guidance will be given to ensure the College is the most appropriate destination for you. If you are happy and would like a place, we will then start the enrolment process and your induction.


Keystone Innovation Centre, Croxton Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1JD

Telephone Number

01842 768325

Privacy notice

How we manage your data

Catch22 Charity Ltd. manages the data you provide in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • The Data Controller (the organisation that determines how your data is managed) is Catch22Contact us if you have a query about how your data is managed.
  • The Data Processor (the organisation that does data processing on behalf of Catch22) is Totally.Tech.
  • We are committed to giving you (the Data Subject in legal terms) an easy way to exercise your eight rights under the GDPR.
  • We retain your data for as long as you allow us to do so. You can exercise your right to erasure at any time however, there may be some instances where we need to retain your information for a longer duration for legal reasons, such as when applying for a job with Catch22.

What information do we collect?

Catch22 may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  • information about your computer and your visits to and use of this website, including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views (cookies),
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of applying for a job or receiving job alerts (job applications / job alerts),
  • subscribing to email newsletters including your name and email address (email newsletter), or
  • information that you submit that relates to a complaint, service feedback or enquiry (complaints / feedback and enquiries).

Specific detail of each processing activity is provided below.


Cookies are text files that are stored on your web browser by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your browser, and will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the website domain name. This information is sent back to the server each time your browser requests a page from it. This enables the website server to identify and track your web browser via your unique, anonymous, identifier.

Catch22 only uses cookies on its website where they will support the functioning of its website and to improve the experience of its website visitors. These cookies may be created by Catch22’s website, or by third-party services that Catch22 uses, to enable its website to be run effectively.

Some, ‘necessary’ cookies are essential to the running of our website and are exempt from the requirement of consent as per the GDPR and PECR. Functional, analytical and advertising cookies are all optional, and we will only store these cookies on your browser where we have received your freely-given, specific, informed, and unambiguous consent.

Any information that is collected by Catch22 via cookies is processed in a way which does not, and cannot, identify an individual person. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the Catch22 website.

You can find out more about Catch22’s use of cookies, and how to opt-out of or delete cookies from your browser via our Cookies Statement.

Job applications

If you apply for a job with Catch22 using our hosted online job application system, this service will be provided by a data processor on our behalf (SmartRecruiters).

To process your application, we ask for your personal details including name and contact details. We will ask you about your previous experience, education, referees and for answers to questions relevant to the role you have applied for. The hiring managers for the role, along with our Recruitment and HR teams will have access to all of this information.

Catch22 processes your job application data for the purpose of its legitimate interest to process your HR information.

  • If you are successful, the information you provide during the application process will be retained by us as part of your employee file for the duration of your employment plus six years following the end of your employment.
  • If you are unsuccessful at any stage of the process, the information you have provided until that point will be retained for six months from the closure of the campaign.
  • Equal opportunities information is retained for six months following the closure of the campaign whether you are successful or not.

For more information, please see the SmartRecruiters privacy notice.

Job alerts

Through the SmartRecruiters job application system, it is also possible to sign up for job alerts, which will let you know when new jobs that meet your criteria have been posted.

These alerts are managed by the data processor (SmartRecruiters) on our behalf, and will only be processed using your freely-given, specific, informed and unambiguous consent.

If at any point you wish to unsubscribe from SmartRecruiters job alerts, this can be done by clicking the unsubscribe link on the latest email. You can also log into your SmartRecruiters candidate profile to modify or withdraw your details.

For more information, please see the SmartRecruiters privacy notice.

Email newsletter

If you subscribe to Catch22’s newsletter and/or event mailing lists, you will receive regular communications relating to our work. These mailings will be facilitated by a third-party provider, such as Mailchimp or Salesforce (marketing platforms), and your data will be processed by a third-party client relationship management platform, Salesforce.

Catch22 will only process your contact details and send you newsletters following your freely-given, specific, informed and unambiguous consent.

You have the right to unsubscribe from any of our email mailing lists at any time. If you wish to unsubscribe from a Catch22 mailing list please click the unsubscribe link on the latest email or contact dpo@catch-22.org.uk to ensure that you do not continue to receive email newsletters from us. We will need to continue to hold your details after you have unsubscribed to ensure that we do not send you further communications.

For more information, please see the Mailchimp or Salesforce privacy notices as appropriate.

Feedback and enquiries

Catch22 processes the data submitted through any of our website contact forms for the purpose of receiving your message and responding to it under the lawful basis of consent, which you give when submitting the form.

We will only use the information supplied to us to deal with the enquiry and any subsequent issues, and to check on the level of service we provide.

These contact forms are processed using the WordPress plugin, Gravity Forms. When these forms are submitted to us, notification emails are automatically generated to send your enquiry to the appropriate team within Catch22 who will store your email for as long as is required to deal with your enquiry and any subsequent issues.

Form submissions are also stored within the Catch22 WordPress database for a period of 90 days. This allows us to identify if there are any issues with forms being received by our teams. After this time, forms and all accompanying personal data are automatically deleted from the system. Gravity Forms does not receive copies of any of forms, or any accompanying personal data, that are submitted via the Catch22 website.

You have the right to withdraw consent for us to contact you at any time by contacting dpo@catch-22.org.uk. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, which in the United Kingdom is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

For more information, please see the Gravity Forms privacy notice.


Complaints can be submitted using our online feedback form, by emailing feedback@catch-22.org.uk, or by post. Catch22 undertakes the processing of your complaints data as part of its legitimate interests.

When we receive a complaint from a person we make up a file containing the details of the complaint. This normally contains the identity of the complainant and any other individuals involved in the complaint.

We will only use the personal information we collect to process the complaint and to check on the level of service we provide.

We usually have to disclose the complainant’s identity to whoever the complaint is about. This is inevitable where, for example, the accuracy of a person’s record is in dispute. If a complainant doesn’t want information identifying him or her to be disclosed, we will try to respect that. However, it may not be possible to handle a complaint on an anonymous basis.

We will keep personal information contained in complaint files in line with our retention policy. This means that information relating to a complaint will be retained for six years from closure. It will be retained in a secure environment and access to it will be restricted according to the ‘data minimisation’ principle.

For more information, please see the Complaints, Compliments and Feedback policy.

Use of data processors

The Data Processor (the organisation that does data processing on behalf of Catch22) is Totally.Tech.

Catch22 also works with third-party data processors to provide our:

  • content management system (WordPress),
  • website analytics (Google Analytics),
  • marketing platform (Mailchimp),
  • client relationship management platform (Salesforce),
  • social media advertising campaigns (Meta Pixel, Twitter Pixel, LinkedIn Insight Tag, TikTok Pixel), and
  • recruitment service (SmartRecruiters).

We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organisation apart from us. They will hold it and retain it for the period we instruct.

Individual Catch22 services may work with additional third-party data processors in line with their contractual requirements. For more information, please see the relevant Service Privacy Notice, which can be downloaded from their service page on this website, or found by searching for the service by name in our Policy Library.


Catch22 may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or data processors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy notice.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law,
  • in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, or
  • in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Except as provided in this privacy notice, Catch22 will not provide your information to third parties without your consent.

Security of your personal data

Catch22 will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure, encrypted password and firewall protected servers. As data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Where information is held on our behalf by data processors, we will ensure, to the best of our ability, that they hold your information securely and in line with data protection legislation. We hold contracts with all data processors to make sure that they cannot do anything with your data unless we have instructed them to do so.

Notice amendments

We may update this privacy notice from time-to-time. Check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Your rights

Please contact the Data Protection Officer if you have any queries regarding this Privacy Notice or if you would like to exercise or query any of the following rights afforded to you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

  • right to access
  • right to erasure
  • right to object
  • right to rectification
  • right to be informed
  • right to restrict processing
  • right to data portability
  • rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
  • right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) – via the Complaints page on the ICO website or by calling 0303 123 1113

For further information on your rights, please visit the Individual Rights page on the ICO website.


If you have any questions about this privacy notice or of our treatment of your personal data, please email dpo@catch-22.org.uk or write to:

Data Protection Officer

27 Pear Tree Street

Data controller

Catch22’s data protection registration number is Z1473239


Catch22 College: Privacy notice

What does this service do?

Catch22 College specialises in offering learning and training opportunities designed for you. If for whatever reason, you don’t want to stay in a traditional academic environment we provide our students with a different option – the opportunity to carry on your learning in a smaller, highly supportive environment where the focus is on providing learning and training options to help you gain the skills, qualifications and experiences needed to achieve your goals in life.

We will work with you to design a programme that fits with your interests and ambitions. As well as helping you to build their skills in English and maths, you can gain recognised qualifications in work-focused subjects, work experience and take part in other activities that will help you to build confidence to enter the world of work.

Unlike most other colleges, you can join us at any point during the year once you have completed your secondary education.

What information do we collect and why do we need it?

Catch22 College collects and processes a range of information about you, its students. Information is stored in secure locations including

  • Approved database i.e. PICS
  • Our IT system including emails and file store
  • Local filing cabinets

These can only be accessed by authorised personnel and on a need to know basis.

This includes:

  • Personal information (such as name, unique student number and address)
  • Characteristics also known as ‘Special Data’ (such as ethnicity, language, nationality and country of birth)
  • Attendance information (such as sessions attended, number of absences and absence reasons)
  • Additional categories of student information that we collect/hold and/or share include; assessment information, relevant medical information, special educational needs information and behavioural information.

What law allows us to do this?

We collect and use your information under section 537A of the Education Act 1996, and section 83 of the Children Act 1989.

We also comply with Article 6(1)(c) and Article 9(2)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Why do we require your information?

We use your data:

  • to support student learning
  • to monitor and report on student progress
  • to provide appropriate pastoral and health care
  • to assess the quality of our services
  • to comply with the law regarding data sharing
  • to safeguard and promote the welfare of students
  • to fulfil our contractual and other legal obligations
  • to provide additional activities for students, for example, offsite projects and activities and educational visits
  • to protect and promote our interests and objectives – this includes fundraising
  • to promote the Catch22 College using student images on our website and prospectus

Most of this information is required in order for us to fulfil legal, regulatory or Catch22 College business reasons. Where we collect information from you on a purely voluntary basis to use for a specific purpose then we will ensure you know why and that we get your consent.

Where did we get your data from?

Whilst the majority of student information you provide to us is mandatory, some of it is provided to us on a voluntary basis. In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, we will inform you whether you are required to provide certain student information to us or if you have a choice in this.

We may acquire Personal Data in a number of ways including, without limitation, the following:

  • parents and / or carers of students may provide us with Personal Data about themselves or their family in correspondence, forms, documents, during discussions with staff, and through our website;
  • we may acquire Personal Data from third parties such as schools and colleges, local authorities (e.g. Social Workers, Youth Offending Team workers) or from public sources.

Who will we share your information with?

We routinely share your information with:

  • schools and other educational sites that the students attend prior to and after leaving us
  • schools or other educational establishments for the purpose of referral or examination centre provision
  • our local authority
  • Social Care, Police – in the event of an incident or where an appropriate
  • request is made in the event of an investigation or to prevent crime.
  • The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Education (DfE). To find out more please use the link below to read the full ESFA Privacy Notice.

How long will we hold on to your information for?

Our Data Retention Schedule stipulates the length of time for which your personal data will be stored; a copy of the policy can be obtained from Catch22 College and is also available on the Catch22 College website.

What happens if the information in the records is wrong?

You will need to be specific about why you think the information is wrong and what you think we should do to correct it. If you can prove the information is incorrect, we will change it. If we cannot amend your record in the way you would like, we will explain the reason for this. You will be able to see a copy of your amended record.

What rights do you have over the information that we hold on your behalf?

You have a number of rights over your data that we are required by law to uphold. You have the following rights:

  • the right to be informed – how we will use your information
  • the right of access – how to access information we hold about you
  • the right to rectification – request that information that is held about you and is inaccurate or incomplete be rectified
  • the right to erasure – requests that under special circumstance information held on you may be removed or deleted if applicable
  • the right to restrict processing –block or suppress processing of information about you
  • the right to data portability – obtain and re-use information held about you for your own purposes across different services if applicable
  • the right to object – in certain circumstance you can object to processing of information about you.
  • the right to withdraw consent – at any time where your information is being processed based on that consent.
  • the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

If you feel we have not processed your data correctly and in accordance with UKGDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office (body that regulates Data Protection).

Please visit https://ico.org.uk/ or call 0303 123 1113 in order to lodge a complaint with the regulator.


If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact: Data Protection Officer Catch22, on DPO@Catch-22.org.uk.

Last updated:

We may need to update this privacy notice periodically, so we recommend that you revisit this information from time to time. This version was last updated April 2019.