New course dates for GDPR training in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline is only three weeks away, many organisations are still struggling to fill the cyber security skills gap and ensure that they are compliant. Your staff need to be aware of the GDPR, the key changes it brings and the requirements that will affect their day-to-day work, or you run the risk of breaching the Regulation. One way this awareness can be achieved is through staff training, and IT Governance can support you every step of the way.

We run two different GDPR training courses across the UK, providing employees with an introduction to the Regulation and the knowledge required to manage a GDPR compliance project. The courses are also available in Live Online and distance learning formats for those who can’t get to a classroom.

High demand means we’ve added new course dates in Edinburgh and added Glasgow courses to our schedule. Limited places are available, so book now to ensure you don’t miss out.


 Certified EU GDPR Foundation Training Course

Gain a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR and a practical understanding of the implications and legal requirements for organisations in this one-day course.

What will you learn?

  • Essential GDPR background and terminology.
  • The six data protection principles.
  • Special categories of personal data.
  • The rights of data subjects, including data subject access requests (DSARs).
  • Controllers and processors.
  • Data protection by design.
  • Securing personal data.
  • Reporting data breaches.
  • How to perform a data protection impact assessment (DPIA).
  • The data protection officer (DPO) role.
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU.
  • The powers of supervisory authorities.

Next training dates:

Edinburgh: 21 May, 18 June, 23 July, 22 August, 24 September

Glasgow: 11 June, 29 August, 20 September

Qualification: Achieve the EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification (ISO 17024-certificated). Exam included in course.


Certified EU GDPR Practitioner Training Course

Designed for those who have completed the Foundation course, this four-day course will give you the skills you need to implement an effective compliance programme and fulfil the DPO role under the GDPR.

What will you learn?

  • The DPO role.
  • What constitutes personal data.
  • Accountability, the privacy compliance framework (PCF) and a personal information management system (PIMS).
  • Lessons to be learned from common data security failures.
  • The six data protection principles – how to apply them and demonstrate compliance.
  • The security of personal data.
  • An organisational risk management framework.
  • Legal requirements for a DPIA.
  • How to conduct a DPIA with a DPIA tool.
  • Why and how to conduct a data mapping exercise.
  • The rights of data subjects.
  • Giving and withdrawing consent.
  • Handling DSARs.
  • The roles of controllers and processors, and the relationships between them.
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU and the mechanisms for compliance.
  • How to prepare for GDPR compliance using a compliance gap assessment tool.

Next training dates:

Glasgow: 12-15 June 

Edinburgh: 22-25 May, 19-22 June, 24-27 July, 25-28 September

Qualification: Achieve the EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P) qualification (ISO 17024-certificated). Exam included in course.

Book the Foundation and Practitioner courses at the same time to save 15% on the total price.