Providers should keep their paper records for seven years, as per general information storage guidelines.

Judgement can be applied to shorten the storage period if the provider is confident that the results from their paper scripts have been correctly inputted into the Assessment Tool system. This is because the Assessment Tool data will be stored on TEC’s servers.

Providers will need to be responsible for ensuring learners agree with the accuracy of the Tool results that are entered into the Assessment Tool.

For example if a previous learner comes back and contests some of their past results, it may be prudent if the provider still had the relevant paperwork on hand to check.