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Managing Your Professional Digital Profile


The Managing Your Professional Digital Profile course will help you understand the boundaries that should exist on social media between your professional and personal lives.

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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.



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