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

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Certified GDPR Foundation Self-Paced Online Training Course

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Self-Paced Online Training Course

Price: £1,810.00
ex. VAT
Certified GDPR Foundation and Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Self-Paced Online Combination Training Course
SKU: 5916
Format: Bundle
  • Train with the experts: get an introduction to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the knowledge you need to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role.
  • This industry-leading course is designed to help you enhance your career as a GDPR professional.
  • Work at your own pace with self-paced online training, a more affordable, flexible and less disruptive way to study. Find out more.
  • Learn from anywhere with this Self-Paced course or our Classroom/Live Online option that allow you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum.
  • Successful completion of the course and exams awards the Certified GDPR Foundation (UK GDPR F) and Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) qualifications and 35 CPD/CPE points.

Training course outline

This course is ideal if you need to advance your knowledge and take the next step in your GDPR career by becoming a DPO. Under the GDPR, DPOs are required to have a level of expertise in national and European data protection law, as well as in-depth knowledge of the Regulation. They must also have a good understanding of how to build, implement and manage a data protection programme.

This self-paced online combination course gives you an introduction to the GDPR and equips you with the skills you need to meet the Regulation’s DPO requirements.

The Certified GDPR Foundation Self-Paced Online Training Course provides a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR, its implications and what it means for your organisation. It covers the six data processing principles, data subjects’ rights, securing personal data, reporting data breaches, and transferring personal data outside the UK.

Gain the knowledge and operational skills to fulfil the DPO role and understand how it fits with other departments in an organisation. The Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated Self-Paced Online Training Course uses practical examples and exercises to teach you how to monitor and maintain compliance with the GDPR.

Certified GDPR Foundation and Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Self-Paced Online Combination Training Course benefits:

 Bite-sized learning

Learn in easy, manageable bite-sized chunks, with short video modules.

 Study at your own pace

Learn at a time, place and pace that suits you. 

 Learning support

Comes with a learner guide to be read alongside the video modules and retained for future use.

 Test your knowledge

Knowledge-check questions at the end of each module help you gauge what you’ve learned.

 Designed by experts

Developed by experienced privacy consultants and built on the foundations of our practical experience delivering data protection advice to organisations globally.

 Delivered by professionals

Taught by a real-world practitioner with extensive knowledge of implementing the requirements of the GDPR and maintaining compliance.

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

Your Learning Path

Find out how the Certified GDPR Foundation and Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Combination Training Course will help enhance your knowledge and start or boost your career.

These courses are essential components of the following learning path:

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 28,000 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?

Certified GDPR Foundation Self-Paced Online Training Course

  • Key definitions and the scope of the GDPR.
  • The six data processing principles.
  • Special categories of personal data.
  • The rights of data subjects, including DSARs (data subject access requests).
  • Data controllers and processors.
  • Securing personal data.
  • Requirements for reporting data breaches and exceptions.
  • How to perform a DPIA (data protection impact assessment).
  • The DPO role.
  • The role of certifications in proving compliance.
  • Transferring personal data outside the UK.
  • The powers of the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).
  • The bands of financial penalties that can be imposed for violations.

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Self-Paced Online Training Course

  • The legal background of the GDPR and how the Regulation interacts with the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations), Freedom of Information Act, 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 with regard to data transfers to the US.
  • Update on Statutory Instrument 419 and the Keeling Schedule.
  • The requirements for appointing 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 supervisory authorities.
  • The DPO’s role in staff training and awareness.
  • 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, including 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 the UK, particularly in relation to Cloud service providers.

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (provided as PDF files).
  • Access to our LMS (learning management system) for one year.
  • A Certified GDPR Foundation (UK GDPR F) exam voucher (if purchased).
  • A Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) exam voucher (if purchased).
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • Access to a monthly security bulletin from our in-house information security experts to keep you up to date with the latest threats. To see an example,  click here.

Please note that this course can be purchased with or without exams.

What equipment do I need?

You’ll need a computer and a webcam for the duration of this course.

Course duration and times

The self-paced online courses consist of modules of pre-recorded videos and exercises, which are available at any time for one year.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for taking the Certified GDPR Foundation Self-Paced Online Training Course.

You can only start the Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Self-Paced Online Training Course after first taking and passing the UK GDPR F exam.

Is there any recommended reading?

We strongly recommend you purchase and read the following:

Exams and qualifications

Certified GDPR Foundation and Data Protection Officer exams

Candidates take the following exams set by the IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) at the end of each course.

  • UK GDPR F (60 minutes, 40 questions, 65% pass mark)
  • C-DPO (4 hours, 150 questions, 75% pass mark)

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

Certified GDPR Foundation (UK GDPR F)
Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO Provisional)

To achieve the C-DPO Professional qualification awarded by the IBITGQ, you must provide evidence of at least 24 months of DPO work experience and 100 CPD learning hours.


All courses hold accreditations from IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications).

The Certified GDPR Foundation course is also accredited by and CIISec (The Chartered Institute of Information Security) and satisfies the CIISec Knowledge Areas requirements at Level 1: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B2 and C3.

As a premier personnel certification body, IBITGQ specialises in certifying individuals who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in IT governance practices.

IBITGQ maintains accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard, a globally recognised benchmark for conformity assessment. Accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) further underscores the course's commitment to meeting stringent certification requirements.

ISO 17024 certification is esteemed within the industry and universally acknowledged by employers worldwide. By aligning with this standard, our course ensures that your qualifications are not only recognised but also highly valued by employers across diverse sectors.

Upon successful completion of the course, you have the opportunity to validate your professional expertise by registering your qualification on the esteemed IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register. This platform serves as a testament to your commitment to excellence in IT governance, setting you apart as a distinguished professional in the field.

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 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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Ways to learn

Fulfilment of your self-paced online training course

After you have completed your order, you will receive a sales receipt and a “Thank you for your order” confirmation email. This email will ask you to provide essential participant information and gives instructions on how to access your course. If you don’t receive this email, please check your junk folder.

Participant information

You must provide the requested participant information, including a valid email address. This applies whether you have made the booking for yourself or on behalf of someone.

Please check this information is correct before submitting, as you are unable to change the participant’s email address once it has been added to our system.

Accessing the course

If you are a new customer, you will receive an email from with instructions on how to access the LMS (learning management system). If you or other participants do not receive this email, please check your junk folders.

If you have accessed the LMS previously, please log in using your credentials. You can access the LMS at any time from your
My Account page.

Once you have logged in to the LMS, you can download the course material immediately.


Important information: Please read our examination guide before scheduling your exam.

All exams are delivered online using an automated proctor system managed by GASQ on behalf of IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications).

What you need

When you’re ready to take your exam, please log in to your My Account page, scroll down to the ‘Self-paced online training courses’ section and click the ‘Course completed’ button. A member of our team will be in touch to provide details of your exam booking procedure.

Exam candidates are required to have:

  • A desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone;
  • Google Chrome browser installed;
  • Photo ID such as a student card, ID card or driver’s licence;
  • A tablet or smartphone with a camera (optional – but required for some courses); and
  • A stable Wi-Fi Internet connection with a minimum upload speed of 1.5 Mbps.

Please see our examination guide for exact specifications.

Scheduling your exam

You are required to book your exam online at least 96 hours before the exam date.

Please be aware that you can reschedule your exam once (if needed) at least 48 hours before your booked exam date for no additional charge.

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