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  • Train with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) experts and gain the knowledge to enable you to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role.
  • Designed for individuals who have completed the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses.
  • Our Ely/Online course provides the flexibility of attending our certified COVID-19 secure training centre or booking as an online delegate.
  • Learn from anywhere with this Live Online course or our Self-Paced option that allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum. Find out more.
  • Successful completion of this two-day course and included exam awards the Certified Data Protection Officer Provisional Level (C-DPO) qualification and 14 CPD/CPE points.
1395.0000
  • Train with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) experts and gain the knowledge to enable you to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role.
  • Designed for individuals who have completed the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses.
  • Our Ely/Online course provides the flexibility of attending our certified COVID-19 secure training centre or booking as an online delegate.
  • Learn from anywhere with this Live Online course or our Self-Paced option that allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum. Find out more.
  • Successful completion of this two-day course and included exam awards the Certified Data Protection Officer Provisional Level (C-DPO) qualification and 14 CPD/CPE points.
1395.0000
  • Train with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) experts and gain the knowledge to enable you to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role.
  • Designed for individuals who have completed the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses.
  • Our Ely/Online course provides the flexibility of attending our certified COVID-19 secure training centre or booking as an online delegate.
  • Learn from anywhere with this Live Online course or our Self-Paced option that allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum. Find out more.
  • Successful completion of this two-day course and included exam awards the Certified Data Protection Officer Provisional Level (C-DPO) qualification and 14 CPD/CPE points.
1395.0000
  • Train with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) experts and gain the knowledge to enable you to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role.
  • Designed for individuals who have completed the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses.
  • Our Ely/Online course provides the flexibility of attending our certified COVID-19 secure training centre or booking as an online delegate.
  • Learn from anywhere with this Live Online course or our Self-Paced option that allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum. Find out more.
  • Successful completion of this two-day course and included exam awards the Certified Data Protection Officer Provisional Level (C-DPO) qualification and 14 CPD/CPE points.
1395.0000
  • Train with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) experts and gain the knowledge to enable you to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role.
  • Designed for individuals who have completed the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses.
  • Our Ely/Online course provides the flexibility of attending our certified COVID-19 secure training centre or booking as an online delegate.
  • Learn from anywhere with this Live Online course or our Self-Paced option that allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum. Find out more.
  • Successful completion of this two-day course and included exam awards the Certified Data Protection Officer Provisional Level (C-DPO) qualification and 14 CPD/CPE points.
1395.0000
  • Train with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) experts and gain the knowledge to enable you to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role.
  • Designed for individuals who have completed the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses.
  • Our Ely/Online course provides the flexibility of attending our certified COVID-19 secure training centre or booking as an online delegate.
  • Learn from anywhere with this Live Online course or our Self-Paced option that allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum. Find out more.
  • Successful completion of this two-day course and included exam awards the Certified Data Protection Officer Provisional Level (C-DPO) qualification and 14 CPD/CPE points.
1395.0000
Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Upgrade Training Course

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated Training Course

SKU: 5003
  • Train with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) experts and gain the knowledge to enable you to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role.
  • Designed for individuals who have completed the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses.
  • Our Ely/Online course provides the flexibility of attending our certified COVID-19 secure training centre or booking as an online delegate.
  • Learn from anywhere with this Live Online course or our Self-Paced option that allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum. Find out more.
  • Successful completion of this two-day course and included exam awards the Certified Data Protection Officer Provisional Level (C-DPO) qualification and 14 CPD/CPE points.
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Training course outline

This fully accredited, two-day training course teaches you the knowledge and operational skills to act as a DPO and ensure that GDPR compliance is expertly designed, implemented and maintained. It also prepares you to pass the Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) exam at the first attempt.

The course covers:

  • All aspects of the processing of personal data;
  • The requirements around DSARs (data subject access requests) and the DPO’s role in facilitating them;
  • When and how to carry out a DPIA (data protection impact assessment);
  • Key changes in the UK GDPR and how it differs from the EU GDPR;
  • The data processing requirements when transferring personal data to locations outside of the UK, particularly in relation to Cloud service providers; and
  • The legal background of the UK GDPR and its intersection with EU and international privacy laws and regulations.

Please note that this course is designed for individuals who have completed the Certified GDPR Foundation and Certified GDPR Practitioner training courses.


C-DPO Accelerated Training Course benefits

 Delivered by an experienced privacy consultant

This training covers the DPO role and how it fits in with other departments of the organisation.

 Designed by experts

Designed by the team that led the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course

 All-encompassing

Attendees will learn what is required to act as a DPO within their organisation and ensure that GDPR compliance is effectively designed, implemented and maintained.

 Hands-on study

Using practical examples and exercises, attendees will learn how to conduct the DPO role in DPIAs, DSARs and other obligations.

 Learn from anywhere

Choose whether you attend Live Online or in person at one of our training venues throughout the UK.


See what our previous learners think about this course

Excellent training

94%

of delegates passed first time

92%

thought the trainer had good knowledge of the subject

85%

thought the trainer supported individual requirements

“Andrew was fantastic, very knowledgeable and answered every question put to him. Thoroughly enjoyed the course and will recommend to colleagues, past and present. Andrew is a credit to your company and is a model GDPR training professional for younger members to learn from. Well done Andrew!”

- Chris Hepple, Head of Information and Cyber Security

 

“This was the culmination of the GDPR training path which started with Foundation and Practitioner courses. Throughout the instructors have been knowledgeable and highly engaging. It's not easy, you will need to put the work in, but very rewarding!”

- Paul

 

“Andrew was great. He was able to engage everything throughout the course and provided practical/applicable examples to drive home each questions asked.”

- Emmanuel Iserameiya, Group DPO

 

“Matt was knowledgeable and his enthusiasm infectious. Fantastic presentation style that kept the room engaged. Excellent live examples that really helped to relate the scenarios in the exam.”

- Becky Tucker, Director Audit & Risk, Sovereign

 

“Matt was incredible. His knowledge and enthusiasm was very clear and I really enjoyed the course.”

- Susan Mason, Director, UK IT Operations

 

“Andy was very articulate and knowledgeable about the subject area. He was available to answer additional questions in breaks, if required.”

- Anonymous

 

“A huge thanks to Andrew. I did the GDPR F & P in 2017 and this was my first refresher in all that time. Having had most of the last two years off it was good to be re reminded and therefore feeling much more confident to get back out there. ”

- Anonymous

 

Who should attend this course?

Staff who have been appointed as a DPO but require training to perform the role, or individuals who would like to become a DPO.

Attendees must have knowledge of the GDPR and have passed the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course.


Your Learning Path

Find out how the Certified Data Protection Officer Accelerated Training Course will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

This course is an essential component of the following learning path:


Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re internationally recognised as the authority on the GDPR – our team introduced the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course and the only one that’s ISO 17024 certificated.
  • We have trained more than 8,000 professionals on the GDPR.
  • We offer more GDPR training dates and locations than anyone else.
  • Learn from anywhere – as a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online.
  • We have an extensive DPO services team that has created the course according to its practical knowledge of the DPO role.
  • Pass first time or train again for free – we have trained more than 17,000 people and we’re confident you’ll pass with us first time. If you don’t, we’ll train you again for free.*
  • Choose the method that suits you – we offer classroom, instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
  • Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.

* Terms and conditions apply

Course details

What does this training course cover?

  • The legal background of the GDPR and how the Regulation intersects with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), freedom of information legislation, the Law Enforcement Directive and EU member state implementation approaches.
  • Key changes in the UK GDPR and how it differs from the EU GDPR.
  • The practical implications of the Schrems II ruling for UK–US data transfers and standard contractual clauses.
  • Updates on the Statutory Instrument 419 and Keeling Schedules.
  • The requirements for the appointment of a DPO, and the demands placed on the DPO and on the controller or processor.
  • The responsibility to inform and advise controllers or processors of their GDPR obligations.
  • Essential training skills to allow the DPO to better ‘inform and advise’.
  • How to monitor compliance with the GDPR.
  • The DPO’s role in relation to liaising with data subjects and with the supervisory authorities.
  • The DPO’s role in awareness-raising and staff training.
  • All aspects of personal data processing.
  • The purpose of data inventories, data flow mapping and the records of processing activities required by Article 30.
  • The requirements around DSARs and the DPO’s role in facilitating them.
  • The DPO’s role in incident management and response and data breach reporting.
  • When and how to carry out a DPIA.
  • The data processing requirements when transferring personal data to the EU and other locations outside of the UK, particularly in relation to Cloud service providers.

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • The Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) exam.
  • A certificate of attendance.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a laptop for the duration of your course and exam.


Course duration and times

Day 1: 09:30am – 5:00pm
Day 2: 09:30am – 5:00pm


Course locations

  • Learn from anywhere with our instructor-led Live Online courses, or Classroom / Live Online delivery options. Learn more.
  • Alternatively you can study in a classroom at one of our venues in London or Ely (Cambridgeshire).

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Before joining this course, you must have knowledge of the GDPR and have passed the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course.

Please make sure you revise the topics covered in these courses before attending the C-DPO Accelerated Training Course, as topics will not be revisited but may be included in the exam.


Is there any recommended reading?

We would recommend purchasing one or more of the following:

Exams and qualifications

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) exam

Candidates take the Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) exam set by IBITGQ at the end of the course. There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Questions: 150
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 75%

This course is equivalent to:

14

CPD points


What qualifications will I receive?

The course supports professional development, and delegates who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated C-DPO Provisional qualification by IBITGQ.

In order to get the C-DPO Professional level qualification by IBITGQ, you must prove 24 months DPO work experience and 100 CPD learning hours.


Accreditation

This course is accredited by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ).

IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) is a personnel certification body that certifies individuals in the field of IT governance.

IBITGQ is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard (Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons) by IAS (International Accreditation Service). ISO 17024 is a global, industry-recognised benchmark, and qualifications accredited to this standard are recognised and highly valued by employers throughout the world.

You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualification on the IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register.


How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

Provisional exam results will be given immediately after completing the exam, confirmed results will be issued within ten working days with your certificate to your email address.


Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest for the exam.

Ways to learn

Learn your way with our flexible delivery methods

We want you to learn, qualify and progress, and we are committed to providing learning options for all scenarios: deadline-driven, career-orientated, company-wide or interest-led.

Instructor-led public courses

Structured learning, with clear direction and guidance from expert practitioners:

  • Focused learning
  • Delivered by expert practitioners
  • Peer support
  • In-the-moment insights

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Self-paced online learning

Learn and absorb material in a way that works for you:

  • Study at your own pace
  • Cost-effective
  • Bite-sized learning
  • Fits around you

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Unique blended learning courses

The most effective learning method for professionals:

  • Work around lifestyle challenges
  • A more manageable programme
  • Tailored, mastery-based learning
  • Better learning outcomes

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In-house and corporate training

Learning as a team and building a culture of awareness:

  • Unique to you
  • Peace of mind
  • Improve teamwork
  • Maximise your budget

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Customer Reviews

(4.67)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 18
1. on 23/03/2022, said:
4 stars out of 5
Highly recommended - instructor led the course very well and ensured interaction with the group and answered all questions - Good supportive materials
2. on 04/03/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
I had previously completed both the Foundation and Practitioner courses with IT Governance and was yet again really pleased with the quality of training for this "accelerated" DPO course - Lots of real world scenarios and context delivered by Matthew Potter and once again, course materials of a high quality - no hesitation in recommending
3. on 03/03/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
I took this course after completing both the Foundation and Practitioner courses - the standard of delivery was once again excellent - Recommended
4. on 18/01/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Took this course to gain the CPD points and also to refresh my learning - Andy Snow certainly delivered a fine course supported by great materials - completely met my expectations - Recommended 5 star
5. on 09/12/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Rounded off my GDPR Training pathway with another excellent course from IT Governance - If your company needs expert tuition on this subject, why book with any other provider - superb from start to finish
6. on 18/11/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
A great course that completed my full DPO training pathway - expertly led by Andrew Snow who can help anyone, whatever their background, to achieve the certification. Great course materials - I wouldn't hesitate in recommending IT Governance and I have had an exceptional training experience - thank you
7. on 25/10/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Informative Course, gained a lot of knowledge - great training materials, great instructor and will certainly inform my new role within my organisation - looking forward to ISO 27001 courses with IT Governance - Recommended
8. on 27/09/2021, said:
4 stars out of 5
Completely met my expectations - really good course - really pleased with a very good pass in the exam - would totally recommend - A big thank you to Tanya Sizer, a thoroughly knowledgeable and helpful Training Team member at IT Governance who provided excellent and responsive information regarding my booking that enhanced my impression and training experience.
9. on 21/09/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Simple booking - course materials great Andrew Snow was an excellent trainer expertly handling questions and relevant real case scenarios really helped with context - highly recommended course
10. on 21/09/2021, said:
4 stars out of 5
Course thoroughly met my expectations and objectives - Andrew Snow was a knowledgeable training consultant and the course materials were plentiful and useful addition/accompaniment - recommended course
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