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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

Qualification Gained
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security
Study Level
Adult, Distance Learning, Level 2
Variable (via Distance Learning)
Start Date
Study Mode


The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security qualification has been created to allow students to develop an understanding of how to handle data correctly. Students will also gain the knowledge of how to process personal and sensitive data.

  Key Info

Key topics covered on this course include GDPR, ICT systems, data protection and protecting personal data and information.

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



To be eligible to study our courses students must be:

  • Aged 19 or over (students under 19 may study our courses if they are employed. A letter of evidence from their employer stating the benefit of the course to their professional development must be submitted prior to enrolment)
  • Currently living in England and have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years (non EU nationals must provide evidence of their passport/visa with their application)
  • Students must not be studying another course, apprenticeship or traineeship with Bradford College or another education provider. There are exemptions to this depending on how the course is funded. Students in receipt of Advanced Learner Loans or student finance will be ineligible for our courses.

For more information, or if you are interested in one of our Distance Learning courses, please email [email protected]

You must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking to the Distance Learning Team by either post or email. Your work will then be sent to an assessor to be marked who will provide you with feedback along with advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course.  There is also support available from the office team. Upon successful complete of two assessments you will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security.

Successful completion of this course means that you will gain a nationally recognized qualification that can enable you to progress in your career. You may choose to progress to further study or employment in the Data Protection and Data Security Sector.

There are no fees for this course as the College has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Please note that when a student enrols on this 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.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.