NCFE and Learning Curve Group launch new qualification in Data Protection and Security

This month we’re celebrating 170 years of qualifications and we’re very proud to launch our latest certificate in partnership with Learning Curve Group (LCG), the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security.

Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, there are increasing pressures for organisations to ensure they are storing and accessing data correctly and lawfully. With severe fines in place for those who are breaking the law, it’s more important than ever that businesses and their employees understand the importance of data protection, security and how to avoid breaches.

LCG are the only training provider to offer this qualification which aims to enhance data protection and security and training for anyone who handles data as part of their work. The qualification focuses on a number of key areas, including understanding the current data protection legislation; understanding procedures for organisations that handle data; understanding threats to ICT systems and how this can impact data; and understanding consequences of not protecting data.

Glenn Shallcross, Director of Product Development at LCG, said:

“Since the change in data protection regulations earlier this year, it is clear there is a demand for a level 2 course that can give learners an understanding of the current data protection and data security laws. Anyone who handles data needs to have clear knowledge and understanding of the laws and the potential impact to both individuals and organisations of not adhering to them.

We’re delighted to have worked with NCFE to be the first to offer this qualification. Data Protection is such a hot topic, and our aim is to make it as easy as possible for learners to understand current legislation and how to act within it.”

Working with partner organisations is so important to us at NCFE to ensure that we can create new qualifications that respond to the latest developments in legislation and technologies. 

This brand new qualification is available at no cost through government funding (subject to criteria). For more information or to enrol onto the course please visit the Learning Curve Group website.