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Understanding Data Protection and Data Security: Level 2 (Distance Learning)

Course information

Course Summary

This qualification is designed for those who wish to improve their knowledge of data protection and the importance of keeping data secure. It will be particularly valuable to those who currently work in an administrative role and wish to achieve a qualification to support their work.

Course Code:N3TVH
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:Level 2
Award:Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security
Awarded by:NCFE
Course Length

Learners should complete the course within 12 weeks.

To apply please click here to go to our Distance Learning Website

Course Detail

To apply please click here to go to our Distance Learning Website

Data protection compliance is an essential legal requirement for all organisations. Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, it is essential that everyone who works with personal data understands this legislation and acts in compliance. This qualification will allow learners to demonstrate an understanding of data protection and data security and is designed for those who wish to improve their knowledge of data protection and data security.

Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at times convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. Learners should complete the course within 12 weeks.

The course will cover the following areas and consists of two modules:

  • Current data protection legislation and how it is applied.
  • Organisational procedures concerning data.
  • Possible threats to ICT systems and data, and how to protect against them.
  • Consequences of not protecting data, and the impact of possible breaches.

Assessment

The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities to allow candidates to practice their skills and test their learning. Assessments are based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme and work-based activities and experience.

Course Fees

Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)

Entry Requirements

You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials. The learner must live in England and be over 19 years of age

Your Next Steps

The qualification aims to provide a sound preparation for further study and access to a range of vocational qualifications, including Diplomas in Business and Administration. It will help learners progress to a work role where data protection and data security knowledge is required.

Other Information

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Last updated - 26/05/20