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Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

Course Code: CDPDSO
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: Seven weeks
  • Course type: Distance learning
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: Online/Flexible Learning via Learning Curve

What's it all about?

With the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the increasing risk of cyber attacks and crime, there is never a better time to develop essential knowledge of data protection compliance. 

You’ll learn about the steps organisations can take to safeguard data from common ICT system threats, and the potential consequences for both individuals and organisations if data protection fails.

Course information

This course is made up of the following four units: 

• 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. 

The course is open to anyone who is interested in developing knowledge and skills in data protection and data security. 

In order to study this course for free you will need to: 
• be unemployed, available for work AND in receipt of state benefit OR earning less than £20,319 a year (gross salary) 
• be currently living in England 
• have been resident in the UK/EU for three plus years, for purposes other than study 
• be over the age of 19
• not be on an Apprenticeship programme. 

Online work is assessed. There are no exams. 

You may progress onto level 3 courses such as the Level 3 in Coding Practices, Access to HE – Computing or an Apprenticeship. 

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers

£77,032.25

Potential salary

£27,362.18

Entry level salary

£46,659.99

Average salary

12

Annual openings in Plymouth

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