NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Data Protection & Data Security

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Anyone who works with personal data needs to understands the laws surrounding it. This fully online level 2 Course in Data Protection and Data Security will provide you with essential knowledge on data protection compliance. The qualification will help to develop your understanding of key data legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act. You will learn the steps that organisations can take to protect data from common threats to ICT systems, as well as the consequences that failing to protect data can have for individuals and organisations.

Course Content

This course is divided into 4 units

Current data protection legislation, and how it is applied:

The aim of this unit is to provide you with an overview of the key data legislation that organisations are required to comply with. 

Organisational procedures concerning data:

The aims of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of organisational procedures concerning data, including steps organisations might take to protect the data they hold and how important it is to do so.

Possible threats to ICT systems and data, and how to protect against them:

This units provides learners with knowledge of common threats to ICT systems and data and ways to protect ICT from these threats. You will also understand how to protect your own devices and data.

Consequences of not protecting data, and the impact of possible breaches:

This unit aims to ensure that you understand the consequences of not protecting data.

Career Progression

This course in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security can help you develop your knowledge of key data legislation, like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act. This course would be ideal for those wishing to choose a career in IT, Software, Web, Business and Management, e.g.;

  • IT Project Manager (£30,000 to £70,000)
  • IT Security Co-ordinator (£35,000 to £60,000)
  • Web Developer (£20,000 to £50,000)

*(Salary information taken from the National Careers Service)

How you will be assessed

There are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have gained from the units, at your own pace.

What is NCFE?

NCFE is a national, educational awarding organisation that designs, develops, and certifies diverse, recognised qualifications and awards, including for distance learning courses. It is a registered educational charity that has been dedicated to learning for over 150 years. 

  • Showcase to employers that you have gained a recognised and regulated qualification in your specific sector
  • Last year alone, over a quarter of a million learners chose to learn via NCFE CACHE
  • Build the foundations to improve your job prospects