What opportunities will this course give me?

Data protection and data security has never been so important. Particularly since GDPR came into play in May 2018, it is vital that anyone working with personal data truly understands the intricacies of the law and continuously acts in compliance.

Which is precisely what our Level 2 award in Data Protection and Data Security is all about. Youll gain a sound understanding of the world of data security, and the steps required to correctly handle data across all sectors. This skill set will be fundamental for progressing into a work role where data knowledge is key, maximising both your personal and professional development.

This remote course is available fully funded, and on completion you will hold a set of new expertise that will stand out on your CV and put you above and beyond your competition in future applications and opportunities.

Why is this course for me?

VRQs are a fantastic way to improve your knowledge, skills and understanding of your specific area of employment. Widely recognised as reputable, professional qualifications, they enable you to maximise your employability and self-confidence within your industry.

Youll become proficient in:
●Current data protection legislation, and how it is applied
●Organisational procedures concerning data
●Possible threats to ICT systems and data, and how to protect against them
●Consequences of not protecting data, and the impact of possible breach

The best thing about this programme, however, is its flexibility. We understand that not all individuals have access to the money required for training, and so we are proud to offer full funding for many of our learners, including:

●Those who are 19 and over and unemployed
●Those are are employed and 23 and over
●Those aged between 19 and 23 with a level 2 award or higher

The distance learning element of the programme also means that our students can all learn at a time and in an environment that best suits them; that means theres no need to attend the college and you can choose to complete either paper based or online distance learning. Whatever your circumstances or commitments, its a course that is genuinely built around you.

How will my learning be enhanced?

At the start of the programme, you will be given a set of high quality learning support materials to guide your studies, all of which will be yours to keep and use as a reference.

Youll leave Eastleigh with a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification, which you can either use to strengthen future employment or build upon with further education.

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If you require further advice and guidance about any of the course costs and/or funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated IAG Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.