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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

Key course information

Computing and Information Technology


16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

This qualification will allow you to demonstrate an understanding of data protection and security, helping you progress to a work role where knowledge of data protection and security is required. You’ll gain an understanding of current relevant legislation, and knowledge of the processes taken to protect systems and data. If you’re interested in further study in business, administration, law or Information Technologies, this qualification will help you build a skills portfolio. You can tailor your learning to suit you with this flexible, distance-learning qualification.

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two students sat behind their computers

What will I learn?

Your learning will be spread over four mandatory units. You’ll cover current data protection legislation, organisational procedures concerning data, threats to ICT systems and data, and the consequences of not protecting your data. You’ll also gain an understanding of how to protect your own data.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be over the age of 19 at the start of the academic year.
Learners need to have been a resident in the UK or EEA/EU for at least three years prior to enrolment.
Learners cannot be enrolled if they are currently funded for another course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This is a distance learning course. This means learners do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a tutor.
You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.
The allotted time for each learner to complete this course is 3 months.

Additional Costs and Information

All learners must complete an induction session prior to being enrolled onto the course.
This course is free however, we do have a £115 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.
Learners can only complete 1 NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Admin Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading

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