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Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner and Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated Combination Training Course
SKU: 5723
Format: Bundle
  • 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. Choose the Classroom course, or the Live Online option to study your way and keep travel and costs down to a minimum. Find out more.
  • Successful completion of the course and included exams leads to the ISO 17024-Certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F), EU GDPR Practitioner (EU 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 £3,740.)


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.

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 you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online. Please also refer to our COVID-19 policy.

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 EU GDPR F, EU 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

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

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

  • EU GDPR F (60 minutes, 40 questions)
  • EU GDPR P (90 minutes, 40 questions)
  • C-DPO (4 hours, 150 questions)

The pass mark is 65% for each exam and there is no extra charge for any of the exams.

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

  • Certified GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F)
  • Certified GDPR Practitioner (EU 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.


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

The Certified GDPR Practitioner and Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated courses are accredited by IBITGQ.

You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualifications 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 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 from anywhere with our range of instructor-led courses

Wherever you are in the world, you can now attend an IT Governance online course, and get the full benefit of a classroom session.

To make your life as easy as possible, we offer three ways to attend an instructor-led course:


Our instructor-led courses are hosted at professional training centres located in major cities across the UK.

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Live Online

Our instructor-led Live Online courses are hosted and delivered live by one of our expert trainers.

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Learn from anywhere

Our instructor-led Classroom / Live Online courses give you the flexibility of attending a classroom course, either in person or by joining the classroom course online.

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The benefits of learning from anywhere

  • Choosing an online option means you save on travel, parking, hotels and other fees.
  • Learn and obtain a professional certification from the comfort of your home.
  • Our courses use the latest conferencing technology that is compatible with all devices.
  • Our trainers focus on maximising audience participation and getting the most out of our online attendees.
  • All trainers have been hand-picked for their technical and practical expertise.
  • You have full control over your course booking, meaning you can edit delegate details, course dates and any special requirements.
  • Our Classroom / Live Online courses give you the full experience of a classroom course, whether you attend in person or to join the classroom online from your home or office.

Find out more about the benefits of learning from anywhere

Customer Reviews

(5.00)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 1
1. 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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