Level 2 Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

This free distance learning Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security course will provide learners with the understanding of legislation in data protection, organisational procedures, threats to data and ICT systems that store data, and the consequences that occur when data is not safely and appropriately stored.

Data protection compliance is an essential legal requirement for all organisations.

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018, it is now more vital than ever that anyone who works with personal data understands the laws and acts in compliance.

Failure to process personal or sensitive data securely and lawfully can lead to severe penalties; making sure that your employees are acting compliantly and handling data correctly is essential in any sector that uses personal data.

Duration Course Duration: 8 weeks
Level Course Level: Level 2
Fees Course Fees: Free

This free distance learning Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security course will provide learners with the understanding of legislation in data protection, organisational procedures, threats to data and ICT systems that store data, and the consequences that occur when data is not safely and appropriately stored.

The following units are covered in this course:

  • Unit 1 – Understand current data protection legislation
  • Unit 2 – Understand organisational procedures concerning data
  • Unit 3 – Understand threats to ICT systems and data
  • Unit 4 – Understand the consequences of not protecting data

Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent. 

If you are between 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy, please let us know.

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions, which will be submitted to a qualified script marker to assess. These responses can either be handwritten in the assessment booklets or typed using electronic templates which are provided at induction. Candidates are issued with workbooks to assist with assessments.

You will be required to submit 2 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.

Upon completion, you will receive a paper certificate through the post.

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials.

Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility and changes in government funding. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the eligibility criteria otherwise we will confirm eligibility upon receiving your application.

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course and to see the course specification, please visit the awarding body’s website www.ncfe.co.uk and search for the course code: 603/3639/0 or click here. 

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