Data Protection

Develop the skills needed to manage and process personal data.

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Course details

Course duration:

4 weeks

Assessment & awards:

International Computer Driving License

Method of Study

Online, part-time 

Register for Course

New users will need to create a free account and fill in a short form on FETCH, Ireland's Further Education and Training Hub.

This course accepts continuous enrolments, so once registered, you can begin learning immediately.

Course Description

Data Protection is of fundamental importance to both individuals and businesses. This course will allow you to develop the skills necessary to manage and process data in the context of GDPR. 

This course is suitable for anyone interested in the management of data, particularly those who are currently or will be working with sensitive data.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts in data protection
  • Understand the laws and regulations related to data processing
  • Identify the rights of data subjects
  • Understand the concepts of implementation and compliance with regards to data protection policy


How it Works

Who can take this course?

This course is available to all adults over the age of 18 resident in the Republic of Ireland.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for this course by visiting FETCH, Irelands Further Education and Training Hub. You will have to register for an account before you can begin the course.

Who is the provider for this course?

The provider for this course is Cenit College, and your learning will be delivered through the eCollege online learning environment. When you complete your application you will receive an email with your access details, and when you log into the platform you will see details of how to contact your course tutor. You can contact your course tutor at any time, or reach out to Cenit College directly at 

Does the course have prerequisites? 

This course has no prior knowledge requirements.

Does this course have tutor support?

Yes, this course is supported by an online tutor who you will have access to during the course.

What's the exam like for this course?

Exams are taken online and are 45 minutes in duration. There are 32-39 questions with a pass mark of 75%.

Do I need specific hardware or software?

You will require access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Microsoft Windows (the most recent version is Windows 11).

No specific software is required for this course.