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Level 2 Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

Course overview

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.

Learning Aim

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.

Learning outcomes

A statement of what a learner will know, understand or be able to do as a result of a process of learning. As well as achieve a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Understanding Data Protection and Data Security which is an nationally accredited and recognised qualification.

Course content unit 1

This unit contains three sections:
Section 1: Understand current data protection legislation
Section 2: Understand orginisational procedures concerning data
Section 3: Extension activites

Course content unit 2

This unit contains three sections:
Section 1: Understand threats to ICT systems and data
Section 2: Understand the consequences of not protecting data
Section 3: Extension activities

Course code

3995


Awarding Body

NCFE/CACHE


Duration of course

6-weeks


Number of assessments

2-units


Delivery method

Online or Paper-based


Assessment method

Portfolio of evidence which is marked via an assigned tutor. Assessing knowledge/understanding. All units must be assessed in line with the Assessment Strategy.

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