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Level 2 Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

Level 2 Understanding Data Protection and Data Security


Business and Management

HND, Computing And Systems Development, computing


By completing the GDPR course, you will have knowledge of data protection best practices, current data laws and regulations and your obligations. This course can be useful to the individual for personal use or professional use in any organisation.

You may have heard of it before, but GDPR is a big topic. The General Data Protection Regulation is a law that came in back in May 2018 and was designed to create laws that will protect an individual’s personal data. Data protection compliance is a legal requirement for all companies and organisations. There are severe penalties for those who break the law or those who don’t meet standards.

The qualification isn’t graded, but to be awarded with the certificate, learners must demonstrate their knowledge of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the mandatory 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.

Entry Requirements

You must be a British, EU or EEA citizen, had been a permanent resident of the UK, EU or EEA for the whole of the previous 3 years and aged 19 or over. If you are aged between 19 and 23, you must also hold a Level 2 qualification.


If you choose to complete the course online, you will need a computer or a laptop with access to the internet. If not, you’ll just need writing materials for the postal work booklet (it helps to underline in pencil).

Mode of Study

Online, remote delivery or postal

Course Features

Level 2


FREE* see entry requirements for conditions

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