Understanding data protection and data security

The purpose of this qualification is to allow learners to demonstrate understanding of data protection and data security. 

data protection level 2
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Overview of Understanding data protection and data security

Qualification objectives

The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to:

  • Understand current data legislation
  • Understand steps organisations might take to help protect data
  • Understand how to protect their own data
  • Understand how to protect ICT systems from common threats
  • Understand the consequences of not protecting data and systems

Support your friends and colleagues

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 anyone who works with personal data understands the laws and acts in compliance. 

Failure to process personal or sensitive data securely and lawfully can lead to severe penalties. Making sure that your employees are acting compliantly and handling data correctly is essential in any sector.

Course units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, learners are required to successfully complete 13 mandatory units.

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

The aim 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 the importance of doing so.

This unit provides learners with knowledge of common threats to ICT systems and data and ways to protect ICT systems from these threats.

Learners will also understand how to protect their own devices and data.

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

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

19+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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