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Certified GDPR Foundation and Data Protection Act 2018 Combination Training Course

Certified GDPR Foundation and Data Protection Act 2018 Combination Training Course

SKU: 5386
  • Get a comprehensive complete introduction from our Specialist Consultants, to the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018
  • 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.
  • Successful completion of the course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification and 14 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

Data Protection Act 2018 Training Course

Data Protection Act 2018 Training Course
Price: £495.00
ex. VAT


GDPR Foundation and Data Protection Act 2018 training course outline

The GDPR, which came into effect on 25 May 2018, has revolutionised data protection legislation. The DPA 2018 incorporates the GDPR into UK law and fills in aspects of the Regulation that were left to individual member states to interpret and implement. The DPA 2018 also covers certain types of personal data processing that fall outside the GDPR’s scope, including processing by public authorities.

The DPA 2018 supports the GDPR, which is why the two laws should be read together to ensure you fully understand your regulatory obligations. Book the two courses together to receive a 15% discount.

Certified EU GDPR Foundation Data Protection Act 2018
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 protection principles and the rights of a data subject. Identify and understand the differences between the DPA 1998, the DPA 2018 and the GDPR. Discover how to process special categories of data and the obligations of data controllers and processors.

 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.

GDPR Foundation and Data Protection Act 2018 training course benefits

Developed by experts

Designed and developed by our experienced team of experts using their extensive knowledge and understanding of data privacy laws and related information security standards, such as ISO 27001.

A masterclass in the GDPR’s and DPA 2018’s requirements

This combination course offers a complete introduction to the requirements of the GDPR and the DPA 2018.

Achieve GDPR and DPA 2018 compliance

Develop the skills required to successfully achieve and maintain GDPR and DPA 2018 compliance for your organisation.

Delivered by professionals

Delivered by experienced privacy consultants, this combination course includes practical examples and exercises to help you learn how to fulfil your regulatory requirements.

Fast-track to certification

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

Hands-on study

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

Who should attend this course?

Staff who are responsible for GDPR and DPA 2018 compliance for their organisation. 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; and
  • 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?

The course will 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 data subject access requests
  • Controllers and processors
  • Data protection by design
  • Securing personal data
  • Reporting data breaches
  • How to perform a DPIA (data protection impact assessment)
  • The DPO (data protection officer) role
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU
  • The powers of supervisory authorities
  • Lead supervisory authorities
  • The role of the European Data Protection Board
  • The differences between the DPA 1998, the GDPR and the DPA 2018
  • When and how to process special categories of personal data relating to criminal convictions or offences
  • The obligations placed on data controllers and processors in relation to law enforcement and intelligence
  • The functions and roles of the Information Commissioner
  • The rights and obligations of the Information Commissioner
  • The implications the Brexit draft regulations or a no-deal Brexit will have on data protection

What’s included in this course?

Course materials, lunch, refreshments and the GDPR Foundation exam are all included in this course.

What equipment should I bring?

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

Course duration and times

Day 1: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Day 2: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Course locations

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

CPD/CPE points

This course is equivalent to 14 CPD/CPE points.

Exams and qualifications

GDPR Foundation and Data Protection Act 2018 exams

Attendees take the EU GDPR F examination at the end of day 1 – a 60-minute, multiple-choice, ISO 17024-certificated exam set byIBITGQ.

What qualifications will I receive?

EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification.

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.

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 and your certificate will be sent 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.


Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for taking this combination training course.

Please make sure you revise the topics covered in the GDPR Foundation course before attending this combination training course, as they may be included in the exam.

Is there any recommended reading?

There is no pre-reading for this combination training course.

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