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Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course

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Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course
SKU: 4779
Format: Bundle
  • Train with the experts and get a complete introduction to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
  • Learn how to plan and implement GDPR compliance and enhance your career as a GDPR professional.
  • Our Ely/Online course provides the flexibility of attending our certified COVID-19 secure training centre or booking as an online learner.
  • Learn from anywhere with this Classroom/Live Online course or our Self-Paced online option that allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum. Find out more.
  • Successful completion of the course and included exams awards the Certified GDPR Foundation (UK GDPR F) and Practitioner (UK GDPR P) qualifications and 35 CPD/CPE points.

Training course outline

The Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course consists of the Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses.

This unique training programme:

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the implications and legal requirements of the GDPR;
  • Offers a practical guide to planning, implementing and maintaining a GDPR compliance programme;
  • Focuses on the application of the Regulation;
  • Explains how the data protection principles work in practice; and
  • Covers the policies and procedures necessary for a privacy and information security compliance programme.

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 GDPR Practitioner training course outline

This course delves into the Regulation’s details, discussing how each aspect can be translated into implementation actions for your organisation. Learn from an experienced privacy consultant how the GDPR applies in a real-world context with real-life examples.

GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course benefits

 Designed by experts

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

 Real-life examples

Practical examples to help you understand how the GDPR applies in a real-world context.

 Learn from anywhere

Choose whether you attend Live Online or in person at our training venues in Ely and London.

 Delivered by professionals

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

 Fast-track to certification

Achieve globally recognised GDPR qualifications certificated to ISO 17024 in just five days.


Participate in group discussions, complete practical exercises and examine case studies throughout the course.

Who should attend this course?

Managers with responsibility for or involvement in making sure their organisation becomes GDPR compliant:

  • Privacy managers.
  • Data protection managers.
  • Information security managers.
  • IT managers.
  • Project managers.
  • Corporate governance managers.
  • Risk and compliance managers.
  • General or privacy counsels.
  • Individuals with little experience but who wish to enter the field of data protection with a professional qualification.

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 Training Course

  • Key definitions and the scope of the GDPR.
  • The six data protection principles.
  • Special categories of personal data.
  • The rights of data subjects, including DSARs (data subject 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 (data protection officer) role.
  • The role of certifications in proving compliance.
  • Transferring personal data outside the UK.
  • The powers of the ICO (Information Commissioners Office).
  • The bands of financial penalties that can be imposed for breaches.

Certified GDPR Practitioner Training Course

  • 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 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).
  • Planning 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?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) tool.
  • The GDPR compliance gap assessment tool.
  • The Certified GDPR Foundation (UK GDPR F) exam.
  • The Certified GDPR Practitioner (UK GDPR P) exam.
  • A certificate of attendance.

What equipment should I bring?

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

Course duration and times

Day 1: 09.30 – 17.00
Day 2: 09.30 – 17.00
Day 3: 09.15 – 17.00
Day 4: 09.15 – 17.00
Day 5: 09.15 – 17.00

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 pre-requisites for sitting this course.

Is there any recommended reading?

We recommend purchasing the following:

Exams and qualifications

Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner exams

Candidates take the Certified GDPR Foundation (UK GDPR F) and Certified GDPR Practitioner (UK GDPR P) exams set by IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) at the end of the course.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 60 minutes (UK GDPR F) and 90 minutes (UK GDPR P)
  • Questions: 40 in each exam
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

ISO 17024-certificated UK GDPR Foundation (UK GDPR F) and UK GDPR Practitioner (UK GDPR P).


All courses hold accreditations from IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) and are also accredited by 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 10 working days with your certificate to your email address.

Do I need to bring proof of identity?

Delegates must bring a form of photographic ID with them as the invigilator my 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.

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

(4.82)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 17
1. on 13/03/2024, said:
5 stars out of 5
Its the kind of topic that you expect to leave you feeling bored and unenthused. ITGovernance and Matt (tutor) have created an amazing course content and delivery that make sure the highly detailed course content sticks. I would definelty recommend this to any prospective delegates.
2. on 11/03/2024, said:
5 stars out of 5
A very intensive course delivered brilliantly by Matt. Plenty of opportunities to ask questions and great examples given to aid understanding of some of the more complex areas of the GDPR. The course material is a really useful resource, I would recommend reading it prior to starting the course.
3. on 11/03/2024, said:
5 stars out of 5
I completed the GDPR Foundation and Practicioner course in the same week under the guidance and tuition of Matt, who explained in detail and set the context for many instances where GDPR applies. IT Governance provided a solid standard for tuition, and I highly recommend using it in the future! I would recommend reading some course material and taking detailed notes throughout the duration of the course, as there is a lot of information to absorb in a small timeframe.
4. on 11/03/2024, said:
5 stars out of 5
Extremely well rounded GDPR course that explains the requirements of GDPR in practice for SME's. The foundation course was extremely fast paced with the practitioners course delving into the details. Matt's was an excellent tutor, with vast knowledge of the law itself and lots of examples and case studies but provided plenty of time to ask questions and get a discussion going even though we were all remote attendees.
5. on 18/12/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
Foundation (Matt) followed by Practitioner (Andy) in the one week. The knowledge and guidance given by both was great. Really appreciate the time Andy took to relate items to my industry (travel). Its a hard going course but well worth it. I have come away with lots to do.
6. on 11/12/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
This course has given me a comprehensive understanding of GDPR and Matt's knowledge was on a different level. The first day was well-structured and gave a compact overview, setting me up well for the rest of the week. The remaining four days were spent unpicking GDPR compliance and we were able to ask lots of questions and delve into specific details if we were unsure. Matt was very engaging and his delivery of the material was excellent. All of the loose ends just seemed to come together and I feel more confident in my new role because of this course. Thank you very much!
7. on 12/06/2023, said:
4 stars out of 5
A 1 day course followed by a 4 day course with some of the topics from the first course covered in the second. First course is fast paced and prior reading is ideally needed if you have had limited exposure to GDPR. The second was better paced and more hands on. Overall a good learning experience and practical for GDPR in the workplace. Both courses come with exams at the end.
8. on 13/02/2023, said:
4 stars out of 5
This is a very intensive week long course 9-5pm. The Foundation is a 1 day course squeezed with a lot of information to digest and at the end of the day you have to sit the exam. This is then followed by the 4 day practitioner course which gives a recap of the foundation but in more detailed way. The Foundation did not offer quizzes using Socrative whilst the Practitioner did. I would recommend reading the course material well in advance. However the course content is very good and lecturer gives food for thought to take away for your organisation.
9. on 20/12/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
The course gave me practical insights about GDPR and its application which would help me implement privacy into my organisation. A Big thank you to Matt who was so engaging and interactive, and delved into details to help clarify the granular aspects of the course. Will definitely take further courses with ITGovernance
10. on 12/12/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Amazing course for anyone looking to learn in-depth about GDPR. Matt was superb as the trainer and helped in having interesting discussions.
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