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Data Protection and Data Security

  • Type: Business & IT | e-Learning
  • Level: 2
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 8-12 weeks based on 4 hours of study a week
  • Study Mode: Online Learning

About the 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.

Why study?

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Improve your knowledge of data protection and the importance of keeping data secure
  • Further your professional development with skills that are vital for anyone who handles data
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend College

What you will learn

  • 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

How much does it cost?

This course is free* to study if you are:

Aged 19 or over on the 1 August 2021

  • Living in UK and meet the residency eligibility rules
  • Are not currently studying an apprenticeship

*Costs for adult programmes have changed. If you live in a devolved funding area you may have to pay for your programme. This includes residents of Greater Cambridge and Peterborough.

If you currently reside in any of the devolved authorities listed below (based on you home postcode) your study with Harlow College is not eligible for AEB funding and you may be required to pay tuition fees. You may be eligible for funding from other providers.

  • The Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • The Liverpool City Region Combined 
  • The West of England Combined Authority
  • The West Midlands Combined Authority
  • The Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority
  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority
  • The West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Awarding Body

NCFE

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