Online Courses | NCFE Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security Level 2

Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional, Online courses Entry requirements: There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. Assessment: The programme is delivered online or through a workbook by a range of assessments. These are assessed by the tutor throughout the programme from induction to completion. Awarding Body: NCFE Fees: £0.00

Why this course?

Circuit board

Please only apply for courses commencing in the next two months.

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 you are acting compliantly and handling data correctly is essential in any sector.

This course is suitable for learners with some awareness of this area who want to develop their knowledge to aid their employment opportunities and for those in employment as part of their continuous professional development.

Learners are required to undertake the following units:

  • Unit 1 Understand current data protection legislation
  • Unit 2 Understand organisational procedures concerning data
  • Unit 3 Understand threats to ICT systems and data
  • Unit 4 Understand the consequences of not protecting data

This course is free if you are 19 years+ and have lived in the UK/EU for 3 years.

This course is free/government funded if you are 19+ at the start of the academic year, you live in England (some regional exclusions apply, including Greater London) and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years. Find out if you are eligible for funding.

The guided learning hours for this course are 110. Students generally spend 8-10 hours on their course each week and complete within 8 weeks.

Distance learning: times variable.

Start dates

Click here to see fee information.

Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
FE0842-1C Start Anytime Distance learning: times variable 10 weeks £0.00 Apply

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Free online courses

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above. 


How to pay

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Find out more
Share with a friend Looking good? Start your application Apply Back to results