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Terms and conditions

This website is currently in the public beta stage. These terms and conditions will be reviewed and, if necessary, updated with every release of new functionality, please ensure you review it regularly.   

This page, and any pages it links to, explain the terms of use of our website: 

  •, and, which will be referred to as the Public API.  

You must agree to these terms and conditions to use our website. 

Who we are

Our website is managed by the IfATE, a crown non-departmental public body and will be referred to as ‘we’ from now on. 

Using our website

You agree to use our website only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that doesn’t infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this website by anyone else. 

We update our website frequently. We may change or remove content at any time without notice. 

Linking to our website

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to our website. You must contact us for permission if you want to either: 

  • charge your website’s users to click on a link to any page on our website 
  • say your website is associated with or endorsed by our website 
  • charge your website’s users to click on a link to any page on our website  
  • say your website is associated with or endorsed by us or our website

Linking from our website

Our website links to websites that are managed by other government departments and agencies, service providers or other organisations. We don’t have any control over the content on these websites. 

We are not responsible for: 

  • the protection of any information you give to these websites 
  • any loss or damage that may arise from your use of these websites, or any other websites they link to 

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may arise from using these websites. 

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end-user licences that relate to these websites before you use them. 

Using our website content

Most content on our website is subject to Crown copyright protection and is published under the Open Government Licence (OGL).

Some content is exempt from the OGL - check the list of exemptions.

Our logo is exempt from the OGL, except when it forms an integral part of a document or dataset.

If any content isn’t subject to Crown copyright protection or published under the OGL, we’ll usually credit the author or copyright holder.

You can reproduce content published on our website under the OGL as long as you follow the licence’s conditions.

Please note that the OGL requires you to include an attribution statement when reproducing content published on our website. You can see the OGL’s requirements here Copyright notices and attribution statements - Re-using PSI (

For online publications:

‘© Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education [insert year published/created]

This [insert name of information resource] is licensed under the Open Government Licence

For print publications:

‘© Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education [insert year published/created]

This information is licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. To view this licence visit [insert OGL symbol].

Where we have identified any third party copyright information you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.

Any enquiries regarding this publication should be sent [email protected].’

Contact us if you want to reproduce a piece of content but aren’t sure if it’s covered by Crown copyright or the OGL.

We make content on our website available through feeds for other websites and applications to use. The websites and applications that use our feeds aren’t our products, and they might use versions of our content that have been edited and stored for later use (‘cached’).

We don’t give any guarantees, conditions or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of any content used by these products. We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from your use of these products.

Users of the Public API will be permitted to use IfATE data to inform external products, services, or other working processes. Any products, services or processes developed using IfATE data must be branded with the IfATE logo.


While we make every effort to keep our website up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

  • current
  • secure
  • accurate
  • complete
  • free from bugs or viruses

We publish guidance on matters related to our statutory functions but do not give specific advice on our website. You should get professional or specialist advice before doing anything on the basis of the content.

We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using our website. This includes:

  • any direct, indirect or consequential losses
  • any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
  • the use of our website and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • the inability to use our website and any websites that are linked to or from it

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.

This includes (but isn’t limited to) the loss of your:

  • income or revenue
  • salary, benefits or other payments
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • opportunity
  • anticipated savings
  • data
  • goodwill or reputation
  • tangible property
  • intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system
  • wasted management or office time

Requests to remove content

You can ask for content to be removed from our website. We’ll remove content:

  • in order to comply with data protection legislation covering the rights and freedoms of individuals
  • if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material that may be considered obscene or defamatory

Contact us to ask for content to be removed. You’ll need to send us the web address (URL) of the content and explain why you think it should be removed. We’ll reply to let you know whether we’ll remove it.

Information about you and your visits to our website

We remove content at our discretion. You can still request information under the Freedom of Information Act and UK General Data Protection Regulation.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test our website for viruses at every stage of production.

You must make sure that the way you use our website doesn’t expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer codes or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

We’re not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use our website.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using our website, you must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that’s malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not try to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which it’s stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You must not attack our website in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.

We’ll report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to our website to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.

For more information on reporting vulnerabilities please review our Vulnerability Disclosure policy.

Governing law

Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions, or your use of our website (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will still apply.

Changes to these terms and conditions

Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We may update them at any time without notice.

You’ll agree to any changes if you continue to use our website after the terms and conditions have been updated.