Professional Certificate in Data Protection (Level 9)

Start Date: 18/02/2014

Duration: 1 Semester Part Time

Location: The Institute of Banking, 1 North Wall Quay, IFSC, Dublin 1

Accreditation: Level 9

Full Fee: €1,450

Network Members Fee: €1,000

Programme overview

As well as a thorough understanding of the regulatory and legislative framework, professional practice in the area of data protection requires judgements and decisions to be made for many scenarios which require considerable intellectual capability. The primary motivation underpinning the development of the Professional Certificate in Data Protection is to provide a learning opportunity for compliance and/or other relevant professionals to develop the necessary intellectual capital to ensure that their organisations meet their current and future regulatory responsibilities in relation to data protection.

Progression

The Professional Certificate in Data Protection is a standalone qualification awarded from UCD and carries 10 ECTS credits. These credits can be used against the MSc in Compliance, for suitably qualified candidates, should they wish to progress to a full MSc award.

Entry Requirements

Admission is open to individuals with a relevant undergraduate degree in a business or legal discipline at Level 8 NFQ. Applicants who do not hold a primary degree but have exceptional professional experience in the area of data protection are eligible to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Professional Body Membership

You must be a member of the the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland to undertake this programme.

Course Content

Students take one module Data Protection Policy and Procedures for the Professional Certificate in Data Protection (10 ECTS). This programme will expose participants to an applied learning approach across key data protection themes (for example, legal and regulatory framework, enforcement, marketing and social media) utilising case studies.

Delivery

This programme is delivered over one semester, five Saturdays comprising six hours of teaching per day. The module Data Protection Policy and Procedures will involve blended learning comprising a pre-module preparation phase (including readings, cases, and exercises) followed by block release.

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