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Managing Your Professional Digital Profile
Managing Your Professional Digital Profile
Managing Your Professional Digital Profile

Overview - Managing Your Professional Digital Profile

Professionalism in the workplace is essential, regardless of your job. This means representing your company well both in person and online, including via your personal social media profile.

Of course, you don't have to reference your job on your personal channels, but colleagues, clients and prospective employers are now easily able to search for you online and see how you spend your time outside of work.

If you're self-employed, it's arguably even more important to know how to manage your professional digital profile to ensure the lines between your private and professional lives remain clear.

What's more, with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to come into force in May 2018, businesses need to ensure staff are not sharing sensitive information on their personal social media profiles, and know exactly how far their digital footprint stretches.

Our Managing Your Professional Digital Profile course is designed to ensure companies know how to mitigate the risk of financial, reputational and even criminal damage by understanding what is and isn't acceptable to put into the public domain via digital communications.

Why take this course?

Managing Your Professional Digital Profile is designed to provide learners with the skills they need to use digital social communication tools such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook professionally.

It also aims to increase learners' understanding of their benefits, how to manage the risks associated with these digital platforms and how to manage a professional profile on an ongoing basis.

Who is this course for?

This course is appropriate for anyone who uses digital or social media for either personal or professional use.

The digital footprint of these platforms can be huge, so it's important that everyone knows how to protect their personal data and their business on these sites.

Course lesson plan

The Managing Your Professional Digital Profile course has the following lesson plan:

  • Introduction to managing your professional digital profile
  • Case studies, including professionalism examples
  • Contextual advice and scenarios

After completing this e-learning module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe what a digital footprint is and demonstrate a clear understanding of its importance to their professional and personal life
  • Explain how to monitor and maintain their digital profile to enhance their professional reputation
  • Describe their legal responsibility and obligations with regard to any information shared and posted via digital technologies
  • Assess their digital profile and take necessary steps to remedy any discrepancies or correct any mistakes


After completing the course, you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate, which you can print off for your records.

Course duration

Our Managing Your Professional Digital Profile course should only take an hour to complete, but this depends entirely on your individual learning speed and how quickly you absorb the study material.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

How It Works

How it Works

This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.

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Once your purchase has gone through you will be able to continue to a login screen. Enter your name and create a password if prompted. This will log you into our Learning Management System (LMS) where you will be able to take the course or allocate it to other people.

You can purchase more than 10 courses online, however if you wish to purchase more than 10 courses, and you would like to be invoiced in advance, you can e-mail us on or contact our sales team on 01943 885 085.

Step 3: Take the course

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You will get a better learner experience if you have sound enabled. Most computers come with built-in speakers, but the narration will generally be written in text on the screen for you to read if you don't have sound turned on.

The course is interactive and you may need to click on parts of the screen before you can advance. This will be obvious as the narration and text will tell you what to do or the links will pulse and flash. The system will remember where you left off and take you back there, but you can go over any part of it as many times as you want to and take as long as you want.

You can write your own notes for the course and print them off or simply store them to access later any time you view your course.

When you get to the end, you will be presented with an assessment to check your understanding. Don't worry; in most cases you can take this assessment three times at no extra cost, and we have policies and procedures in place for adding further attempts.

Step 4: Your certificate

You will be able to print your own certificate at the end of the course.

Some courses also include the option of a high-quality posted certificate, for example our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene courses.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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