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Understanding Data Protection and Data Security – Level 2 Certificate

Course Overview

Understanding Data Protection and Data Security is a free level 2 distance learning course.

 

Data protection compliance is an essential legal requirement for all organisations. Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018, it is more vital than ever that everyone who works with personal data understands the laws and acts in compliance, as the penalties can be severe.

 

Course code: S97DPS2/ERF1A

What topics are covered?

  • 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

Who is the course aimed at?

  • Those who want to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Those who want to improve their knowledge of data protection and the importance of keeping data secure
  • Those who want to further their professional development with skills that are vital for anyone who handles data
  • Those who want to learn at a time that suits them, without the need to attend college

What are the entry requirements?

  • The learner must be 19 years old or over
  • The learner must live in England
  • The learner must not be in full-time education
  • The learner must have had permanent lawful residency in the UK/EU for the last 3 consecutive years
  • Where a learner is not an EU/UK National, they will need to provide evidence of their current immigration status eg Passport / Visa
  • Please note that student visas are not acceptable
  • Please note that prior qualifications may affect eligibility
  • The learner must not have completed any part of the requested qualification previously
  • A learner aged between 19 and 23 must have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification

What qualifications will I gain?

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security.

How will I learn?

Distance learning with an assigned tutor.

Which department is this course in?

Distance Learning

Where will I need to go on my first day?

Once your Distance Learning Request Form has been processed you will be invited to attend the next Induction session which generally takes place at either Somer Valley campus (Radstock), or City Centre campus (Bath). Please allow 1.5hrs attendance.

 

Inductions will include a mandatory 15-minute maths and English assessment (this is not a test).

 

Learners may need to bring their passport and visa to the induction, for evidencing course eligibility. This will be confirmed prior to the induction date.

What else do I need to know?

 

Learners may need to bring their passport and visa to the induction, for evidencing course eligibility. This will be confirmed prior to the induction date.

Where can I find out more information?

Any queries, contact us by phone on 01225 328 702 / 01225 328 714 or email distancelearning@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I apply?

Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

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