Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate

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 everyone who works with personal data understands the laws and acts in compliance, as the penalties can be severe.

What you will learn

This free course is split into 4 manageable units:

  1. Current data protection legislation, and how it is applied
  2. Organisational procedures concerning data.
  3. Possible threats to ICT systems and data, and how to protect against them.
  4. Consequences of not protecting data, and the impact of possible breaches.


  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification.
  • Improve your knowledge of data protection and the importance of keeping data secure.
  • Further your professional development with skills that are vital for anyone who handles data.
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college.
  • Online
  • Paper-based

6-8 weeks

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

This course is available:

  • Paper-based
  • Paper-based learning with online assessments – No exams


  • Learners must be aged 19 or over as of the 31/8/2019
  • Learners must be living in England and have lived in the EU for the last 3 years
  • Learners cannot be on another government funded course of apprenticeship


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