Admissions Officer

Students can apply to undertake this course by registering their interest with their employer (e.g. their line manager, training and development or personnel department). Employers can then register students by completing a standard booking form (terms and conditions apply), which can be provided on request. Students can also register as individuals and are asked to email us. Inductions onto the course can be done in groups, on request, at the student's place of employment or via post or email. Once enrolled on the course, paper-based students will receive their course material in the post via recorded delivery (Unless not already received at a group induction). Students studying via the online portal will receive login details via email.

Course Overview

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security qualification has been created to allow students to demonstrate understanding of how to handle data correctly. Students will gain the knowledge of how to process personal or sensitive data securely with data protection being a legal requirement for all organisations. This course is available to study paper-based.

Course Structure

The course consists of 2 assessments covering 4 units as detailed below:

Assessment 1

Unit 1 – Understand Current Data Protection Legislation

• Understand the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

• Understand the purpose of the Data Protection Act

• Understand the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act

Unit 2 – Understand Organisational Procedures Concerning Data

• Understand organisational procedures concerning data

• Understand procedures to maintain confidentiality and security

Assessment 2

Unit 3 – Understand Threats to ICT Systems and Data

• Know the common types of threat to ICT systems and data

• Know how to protect ICT systems

• Understand how to protect their own personal data and devices

Unit 4 – Understand the Consequences of Not Protecting Data

• Understand the potential consequences of not protecting data

• Understand the impact of data breaches on individuals

Entry Requirements

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Course Fees

There are no fees for this course; the College has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Therefore, there is no charge to either you (the employer) or you (the student).
Please note, when a student enrols onto a course, they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should a student not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs.
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Completing the Course

Each student must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. If your course is paper-based, the assessments are sent to us in the post or can be typed up and emailed. If you are studying online, the assessments are submitted electronically direct to your tutor. Your tutor will then provide you with feedback along with advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course. There is also support for students available from the office team. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Data Protection and Data Security.


• A clear understanding of responsibilities

• Development of new skills

• Recognition of existing skills

• Opportunities to improve current service

• Helps to progress their career

• Gain a nationally recognised qualification

Advantages to the Employer

• Make staff feel more confident in their role

• Staff are kept up to date with current policies, procedures and legislation

• Staff gain a nationally recognised qualification

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
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Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
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