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Certified GDPR Foundation and Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Combination Training Course

Certified GDPR Foundation and Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Combination Training Course

SKU: 5382
  • Delivered by our Specialist Consultants, get a complete introduction to the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and how to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) requirements.
  • Train without the travel with our instructor-led online or classroom/online combination courses giving you all the benefits of classroom study without the hassle, uncertainty and cost of travel.
  • The classroom/online courses offer you the option to attend in person or online, if circumstances change.
  • Develop the operational skills and knowledge to perform your DPO role and covers all the activities required to design, implement and maintain GDPR compliance. 
  • Successful completion of the course and included exams leads to the ISO 17024-Certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and C-DPO Provisional Level qualifications and 35 CPD/CPE points.

How to Book:

Simply book online to receive your booking confirmation and full joining instructions within 48 hours. We accept purchase orders from local authorities, government departments and other public-sector organisations, and will consider account facilities for large corporate customers. See our payment options page for details.

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Certified GDPR Foundation Training Course

Certified GDPR Foundation Training Course
Price: £550.00
ex vat

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Training Course

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Masterclass Training Course
Price: £2,195.00
ex vat


The GDPR Foundation and Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) training course outline

Are you looking to become a DPO, or already performing the role? Under the GDPR you are required to have a level of expertise in both national and European data protection law, including in-depth knowledge of the Regulation. It is also essential to have a good understanding of how to build, implement and manage data protection programmes.

This combination course will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the GDPR and the requirements you need to meet in order to achieve GDPR compliance as a DPO.

 COVID-19: remote delivery options

We would like to reassure our clients that all training courses will go ahead as scheduled during the current COVID-19 situation. As a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow us to provide training remotely where necessary. Our classroom/ online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online, if circumstances change. Please also refer to our COVID-19 policy.

Certified GDPR Foundation training course outline

Learn from an experienced privacy consultant and get a practical understanding of the GDPR. This course provides an overview of the Regulation’s key elements, including the different bands of data breach fines, the six data processing principles and the rights of data subjects. 

Certified DPO training course outline

The starting point for all prospective and current DPOs. This course is focused on developing the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to conduct the DPO role, including how to carry out data protection impact assessments and facilitating data subject access requests.

GDPR Foundation and C-DPO training course benefits

 Developed by experts

This combination course has been built on the foundations of our extensive practical experience delivering data protection support to clients.

 Fast-track to certification

Successful completion of the course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR F, and the C-DPO Provisional Level qualification.

 A complete masterclass on GDPR requirements

Provides a complete introduction to the GDPR’s requirements, and covers all the activities required to plan, implement and maintain GDPR compliance.

 Delivered by professionals

Delivered by experienced privacy consultants, this combination course offers practical examples and exercises to help you fulfil your duties.


An experienced privacy consultant will use a combination of practical exercises and real-life examples.

 Achieve GDPR compliance

Develop the skills required to achieve GDPR compliance for your organisation..

Who should attend this course?

Staff who have been appointed DPO who require training to perform the role, or individuals who would like to become a DPO. Anyone with a basic knowledge of data protection regulation and practices who is looking to develop their career with a professional qualification: 

  • Privacy managers
  • Data protection managers
  • Information security managers
  • IT managers
  • Project managers
  • Corporate governance managers
  • Risk and compliance managers
  • General or privacy counsels

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re internationally recognised as the authority on GDPR – our team introduced the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course and the only one that’s ISO 17024- certificated and since then we have trained more than 8,000 professionals on the GDPR.
  • We offer more GDPR training dates and locations that anyone else.
  • Trained by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • 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 course cover?

  • Bands of penalties and range of awards for breaches
  • Lawfulness of processing and consent
  • The six data processing principles
  • Special categories of personal data
  • The rights of data subjects, including DSARs (data subject access requests)
  • Controllers and processors
  • Data protection by design
  • Securing personal data
  • Reporting data breaches
  • How to perform a data protection impact assessment (DPIA)
  • The DPO role
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU
  • The powers of supervisory authorities
  • Lead supervisory authorities
  • The role of the European Data Protection Board
  • The legal background of the GDPR, and intersection with the PECR, freedom of information legislation, the Law Enforcement Directive and member state implementation approaches
  • The requirements in respect to the appointment of a DPO, and the requirements placed on the DPO and on the controller or processor
  • Informing and advising controllers or processors of their GDPR obligations
  • Demonstrating key training skills to better ‘inform and advise’
  • How to monitor compliance with the GDPR
  • The DPO role in relation to liaison with data subjects and with the supervisory authorities
  • The DPO’s role in awareness-raising and staff training
  • All aspects of the processing of personal data
  • The purpose of data inventories, data flow mapping and the records of processing required by Article 30
  • The DPO’s role in incident management and response and in data breach reporting
  • When and how to carry out a DPIA
  • The cross-border data processing requirements, particularly in relation to Cloud service providers

What’s included in this course?

  • A professional training venue with lunch and refreshments.
  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file)
  • The EU GDPR F and C-DPO Provisional Level exam
  • A certificate of attendance.

What equipment should I bring?

You will be sent the course materials in advance, so please bring them with you, as well as a pop-up enabled laptop or tablet on which to sit the exams .

Course duration and times

Day 1: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Day 2: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Day 3: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
Day 4: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
Day 5: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Course locations:

Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Manchester.

Please note: The classroom/online option offers you the choice to attend the course in person or online.

CPD/CPE points

This course is equivalent to 35 CPD/CPE points.

Exams and qualifications

GDPR Foundation and C-DPO exams

Attendees take the EU GDPR F examination at the end of day 1:

  • A 60-minute, multiple-choice, ISO 17024-certificated exam set by IBITGQ.

The online C-DPO exam is taken at the end of the course:

  • A four-hour exam set by IBITGQ consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions.

What qualifications will I receive?

EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and C-DPO Provisional qualifications.

Please note that in order get the C-DPO Professional level qualification by IBITGQ, you must prove 24 months’ DPO work experience and 100 CPD learning hours.

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 10 working days, after which you’ll receive your certificate by email if you passed.

Do I need to bring proof of identity?

Delegates must bring a form of photographic ID with them as the invigilator may request to check it prior to the exam.

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.


Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for taking the EU GDPR Foundation course.

Before taking the C-DPO course, you must have passed the Certified EU GDPR Foundation examination.

Is there any recommended reading?

There is no pre-reading for the EU GDPR Foundation course.

For the C-DPO course, we strongly recommend you read at least one of the following:

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