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Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner and Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated Combination Training Course
SKU: 5723
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  • Develop the operational skills and knowledge to perform the DPO (data protection officer) role and all the activities required to ensure GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance.
  • Learn from specialist consultants how to implement an effective compliance programme under the GDPR.
  • Significantly enhance your career prospects as a DPO.
  • Learn from anywhere with our Live Online or Self-Paced options that allow you to study your way, keeping travel and costs down to a minimum.  Find out more.
  • Successful completion of the course and included exams leads to the ISO 17024-Certificated GDPR Foundation (UK GDPR F), GDPR Practitioner (UK GDPR P) and C-DPO Provisional Level qualifications and 49 CPD/CPE points.

Save 15% when you book a place on the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner and Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated Combination Training Course. (RRP £4,335.00.)


Training course outline

This course is ideal if you are looking 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 data protection programmes.

This combination course will equip you with in-depth knowledge of the GDPR and the skills you need to meet the Regulation’s DPO requirements.

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

Learn from an experienced privacy consultant and get a practical understanding of the GDPR. The Certified GDPR Practitioner Training Course discusses how each aspect of the Regulation can be translated into implementation actions for your organisation. Understand how the GDPR applies in a real-world context with real-life examples.

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

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

 Developed by experts

Designed and developed using our extensive experience gained advising on compliance with data privacy laws and related information security standards.

 Fast-track to certification

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

 A complete masterclass on GDPR requirements

Develop the operational skills and knowledge to perform the DPO role, and all the activities required to ensure GDPR compliance.

 Delivered by professionals

Delivered by privacy consultants and trainers with over 10 years of experience.


Advanced learning methodology using a combination of practical exercises and real-life examples.

 Achieve GDPR compliance

Develop the skills and understanding required to achieve and maintain GDPR compliance. 

Who should attend this course?

Staff who are responsible for or involved in ensuring their organisation becomes GDPR compliant, and staff who have been appointed as a DPO and require training to fulfil the role. Anyone looking to develop their career in GDPR or data protection with a professional qualification. These individuals include:

  • Data protection officers
  • 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 Practitioner and Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated Combination Training Course will help you enhance your knowledge and start or boost your career.

The Certified GDPR Foundation, Certified GDPR Practitioner and Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated 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 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?

Certified GDPR Foundation covers:

  • Key definitions and scope of the GDPR.
  • The six data protection principles.
  • Special categories of personal data.
  • The rights of data subjects, including DSARs (data access requests).
  • 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 financial penalties that can be imposed for breaches.

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated covers:

  • The GDPR’s intersection with the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations), freedom of information legislation, the Law Enforcement Directive and member state implementation.
  • The requirements in respect of appointing a DPO, the requirements placed on the DPO and those placed on the controller or processor.
  • How to achieve, monitor, maintain and demonstrate privacy compliance.
  • The roles of controllers and processors, and the relationship and required contracts between them.
  • The Article 12 general conditions in respect of data subjects’ rights and how to facilitate them.
  • The data processing requirements when transferring personal data to locations outside of the UK, particularly in relation to Cloud service providers.
  • How to conduct a GDPR gap analysis.

Certified GDPR Practitioner covers:

  • What constitutes personal data.
  • The six data protection principles – how to apply them and demonstrate compliance.
  • Determining how consent is given and withdrawn.
  • The rights of data subjects.
  • Handling data subject access requests (DSARs).
  • The roles of controllers and processors, and the relationships between them.
  • The DPO role.
  • The security of personal data.
  • Lessons to be learned from common data security failures.
  • Incident response and data breach reporting.
  • An organisational risk management framework.
  • Why and how to conduct a data flow mapping exercise.
  • Legal requirements for a DPIA.
  • How to conduct a DPIA with a DPIA tool.
  • Transferring personal data outside the UK and the mechanisms for compliance.
  • Remedies, liabilities and penalties.
  • Accountability, the privacy compliance framework and a PIMS (personal information management system).
  • Plan how to transition to, and demonstrate compliance with, the GDPR.
  • How to become GDPR compliant using a compliance gap assessment tool.

What’s included in this course?

Course materials and the exams are all included in this course, as well as a DPIA tool and a GDPR compliance gap assessment tool.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a laptop for the duration of your course and exam. Our course materials include an interactive PDF and an online quiz tool for knowledge testing. Full details on how to access each of the exams are provided by email 1–2 days before the exam dates.

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: 9:15 am – 4:30 pm
Day 6: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Day 7: 9:15 am – 5.00 pm

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?

There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

Is there any recommended reading?

We strongly recommend you purchase and read the following before attending the course:

Exams and qualifications

GDPR Foundation (UK GDPR F), GDPR Practitioner (UK GDPR P) and DPO Accelerated (C-DPO) exams

Candidates will take the following ISO 17024-certificated IBITGQ exams:

  • UK GDPR F (60 minutes, 40 questions, pass mark: 65%)
  • UK GDPR P (90 minutes, 40 questions, pass mark: 65%)
  • C-DPO (4 hours, 150 questions, pass mark: 75%)

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

  • Certified GDPR Foundation (UK GDPR F)
  • Certified GDPR Practitioner (UK GDPR P)
  • C-DPO Provisional (C-DPO)

To get the C-DPO Professional level qualification awarded by IBITGQ, you must provide evidence of 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 and Practitioner courses are 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 exams. Confirmed results will be issued within ten working days with your certificate sent to your email address.

Do I need to bring proof of identity?

Candidates must have a form of photographic ID with them as the invigilator may request to check it before 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.

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

(4.80)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 5
1. on 25/06/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
The foundation course was excellent. The learning material prior to the course covered everything and really the day training with instructor just confirmed everything. Well organised, presented and a great venue in London to learn in.
2. on 02/05/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
This course provided an in depth knowledge of privacy to further my understanding to assist my development and ability to perform my current role.
3. on 01/11/2022, said:
4 stars out of 5
This course met expectations and have provided me with the knowledge required to fulfil my additional responsibilities in my role. The trainer was very helpful throughout and provided examples which helped my understanding.
4. on 16/08/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Having been offered the role of privacy manager for a small group of companies, including a franchisor, I asked for training to support me in the role. I found the training to be engaging but challenging as my depth of knowledge and understanding grew. I opted to do face-to-face training and spaced out over 9-10 months from foundation to C-DPO which suited me. I was very pleased to pass each part and to gain greater confidence in my knowledge and understanding of the subject matter. This worked really well for me and I would recommend it to anyone who takes on / has the role of privacy manager, even if not taking on the full DPO role for now.
5. on 05/07/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
I chose to sign up for the Foundation, Practitioner and C-DPO course, as I was coming at GDPR with very little experience or training. The format of these courses meant I got a great base level of knowledge that built with more detail as they went on leading to me passing the C-DPO exam by the end of the training. The trainer went through the theory and applied practical examples at all stages, which I found key to getting to grips with what can be quite a complicated and complex subject. Having completed the Foundation course online, I felt that for the longer courses the classroom experience would be useful and IT Governance made this a really simple, safe and enjoyable experience. I would certainly recommend the combined course for anyone that would like to gain a greater understanding of GDPR and looking to take on the role of DPO.
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