What will I learn?

This course will cover current data protection legislation and key definitions.

  • Describe what personal data is
  • Describe the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Describe the roles of a Data controller, a Data Processor, and a Data Protection Officer
  • Understand the key principles of the GDPR.
    Understand organisational procedures concerning data.

  • Describe the procedures for recording, storing, and disposing of data.
  • Outline the security checks before releasing information.
    Understand the threats to Information Communication Technology ICT.

  • Understand the common threats to ICT systems and data.
  • Ways to protect systems from these threats.
    Understand the consequences of not protecting data.

  • Describe the consequences of not protecting data.
  • Describe the consequences of employees sharing confidential business or customer data.

    Where will it lead me?

    Learners may also be interested in our NCFE level 2 online courses on Principles of Cyber Security or Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

    Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

    Please Note

    Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started their course.

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    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


    09:00 - 16:30