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Data Protection and Data Security - Employability

Course ID: 170444

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • This course is suitable for adults aged 19 and over.
  • You’ll be able to study at a time to suit you, in the comfort of your own home.
  • The course is free of charge to adults who meet eligibility criteria.
  • The course is delivered using an online platform, supported throughout by a member of our experienced team.
  • Ideal for students looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of this topic.
  • You’ll be supported, no matter what your learning style or needs. We have an amazing team of staff to help you achieve your best.

What to expect from the course

Acquire vital expertise in data protection compliance through our comprehensive online Level 2 Course in Data Protection and Data Security. This qualification is specifically designed to enhance your comprehension of crucial data regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act. Elevate your understanding and skillset in this essential field.

You will discover strategies that organisations can implement to protect data from prevalent threats to ICT systems. Additionally, you will explore the potential repercussions for individuals and organisations in the event of data protection failures.

This comprehensive course is divided into four units that cover various aspects of data protection:

Current data protection legislation and its practical applications: Gain a thorough understanding of the existing data protection laws and regulations and learn how to effectively implement them in real-world scenarios.

Organisational procedures for managing data: Explore the best practices and procedures for handling data within an organisation. Discover how to establish robust systems and protocols to ensure the security and integrity of data throughout its lifecycle.

Identifying and mitigating threats to ICT systems and data: Delve into the world of potential threats that can compromise ICT systems and data. Learn about common vulnerabilities and explore strategies to protect against them, including the use of encryption, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems.

Consequences of data breaches and their impacts: Understand the severe consequences that can arise from failing to protect data adequately. Explore the legal, financial, and reputational implications of data breaches, and learn how to minimize the risk of such incidents through proactive measures.

By completing this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect data effectively and mitigate potential risks in today's data-driven world.


On successful completion of the qualification you will achieve an NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be aged 19+, have at least a Level 1 English, good IT Skills and access to a PC or laptop.

For further information please email and one of the team will get back to you.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over.
If you are unemployed or earning less than £31,600 a year? You may qualify to join this course for free.
To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 724.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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