Understanding Data Protection & Data Security Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The Home of Digital Technologies Training is where individuals and all industries gain the digital skills needed to succeed and thrive, through outstanding and aspirational teaching, learning and skills development. It creates exciting partnerships between learners, employers and the community, with plans to develop Somerset into the country’s leading region for digital, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

From essential digital skills to coding and cyber security, the Home of Digital Technologies Training collaborates with employers and the community to inform our digital provision at all levels, which meets the demands of local industry and so bridges the skills gap within the South West.

Unit 1 – Understand current data protection legislation

Summary: 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 learner will understand the purpose of the Data Protection Act, explain the purpose and how it differs from the GDPR.

Unit 2 – Understand organisational procedures concerning data

Summary: 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.

Unit 3 – Understand threats to ICT systems and data

Summary: 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.

Unit 4 – Understand the consequences of not protecting data

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

Assessment Methods

Upon enrolment you will be provided with learner support materials that will give you the knowledge and understanding required to undertake the assessments. To be awarded the qualification you need to successfully complete all of the workbooks.

As you work through the learning materials you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete.

Course Summary

Course Title Understanding Data Protection & Data Security Distance Learning Level 2
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Attendance Requirements As a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College. For further information or advice, please contact the Distance Learning team: Phone: 01823 366612. Email: distancelearningteam@btc.ac.uk.
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I decided to do Level 2 Business which I thoroughly enjoyed which made me chose to develop my understanding of Business and so then I went on to do Level 3 in Business. I have gained confidence, knowledge and multiple skills throughout the course and It has helped me to understand what I want to do in the future.

Ellie Wills

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