Managing Your Professional Digital Profile

professional-digital-profileDigital and social media blurs the lines between private and professional lives. As a result, organisations are at risk from financial, reputational and criminal damage caused by ill-trained employees in what is and isn’t acceptable to put into the public domain via digital communications.

Successful organisations have been mitigating risk in data, IT security, health and safety, personal safety and bribery for many years, but are still behind technology advances when it comes to digital and social risk management.

This course aims to assist learners in establishing the skills required of a professional when using digital social communication tools, to realise the benefits, manage the risks and provide the skills to monitor and maintain your digital profile.

On completion of this module, learners will understand how to:

  • Describe what a digital footprint consists of 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 information shared and posted with digital technologies
  • Assess their digital profile and take the steps necessary to remedy any discrepancies or correct any mistakes.

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Introduction to managing your professional digital profile
  • Case studies
  • Contextual advice and scenarios


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This Managing Your Professional Digital Profile module is suitable for any individual who uses digital and social media professionally or personally.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

This course costs £30 + VAT, with discounts for multiple learners.

Buy the Professional Digital Profile Course