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Certified GDPR Foundation Distance Learning Training Course

Certified GDPR Foundation Distance Learning Training Course

SKU: 4800
Format: Remote proctoring (Windows systems only)
Published: 12 Jan 2017
Availability: Available

In your own time and at your own pace, gain a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR and a practical understanding of the implications and legal requirements for organisations in this GDPR Foundation training course. This course contains six modules with a total course length of three hours. Access is valid for 1 year. By completing the course and passing the exam, you will achieve the ISO 17024-Certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification.

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Price: £375.00
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The GDPR Foundation distance learning course outline

More extensive in scope and application than the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), the EU GDPR extends the data rights of individuals, and requires organisations to develop clear policies and procedures to protect personal data, and adopt appropriate technical and organisational measures. UK organisations have had to comply with the Regulation since 25 May 2018, or potentially face fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20 million – whichever is greater.

The Distance Learning Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation (GDPR) Distance Learning Training Course provides a comprehensive introduction to the EU GDPR, and a practical understanding of the implications and legal requirements for organisations of any size. The course is a stepping stone to the Certified EU GDPR Practitioner course.

The benefits of the GDPR Foundation distance learning course 

Delivered by an CEO and founder of IT Governance Ltd Alan Calder, the training sessions are built on the foundations of our extensive practical experience gained advising on compliance with data privacy laws and related information security standards, such as ISO 27001. 

The GDPR Foundation distance learning course pass rate

The average pass rate for this course is 78%.

Who should attend this course?

Business directors or managers who want to understand how the requirements of the GDPR will affect their organisation.

Managers involved in or responsible for GDPR compliance, such as:

  • Privacy managers;
  • Data protection managers;
  • Information security managers;
  • IT managers;
  • Project managers;
  • Corporate governance managers;
  • Risk and compliance managers;
  • General or privacy counsels; and
  • Finance, HR or marketing managers.
  • Individuals with a basic knowledge of data protection regulation and practices, and looking to develop their career with a professional qualification.

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • IT Governance introduced the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course and the only one that’s ISO 17024- certificated.
  • We are Europe’s premier GDPR training provider.
  • We offer more GDPR training dates and locations that anyone else.
  • We have trained more than 7,900 professionals on the GDPR.
Course details

What does the GDPR Foundation distance learning course cover?

The course will cover:

  • Essential General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) background and terminology
  • The six data protection principles
  • Special categories of personal data
  • The rights of data subjects, including data access requests
  • Controllers and processors
  • Data protection by design
  • Securing personal data
  • Reporting data breaches
  • How to perform a data protection impact assessment (DPIA)
  • The role of the data protection officer (DPO)
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU
  • The powers of supervisory authorities

What’s included in this course?

The course materials and the exam are included in this course.

Access to a monthly security bulletin on the Learning Management System (LMS), put together by our in-house information security experts to keep you up to date with the latest threats. To see an example, click here.

View our short course demo video for more information.

What equipment should I bring?

After placing your order online, you will receive an email within 48 business hours with an online link and login details to the GDPR Foundation learning portal. The email will include information on how to receive your free copy of EU GDPR – A Pocket Guide .

Your complete training programme

This course is part of our training programme. You can download your training pathway below to find your next recommended courses.

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Course duration and times

This course contains six modules with a total course length of three hours. Learn at your own pace.

CPD/CPE points

This course is equivalent of 5 CPD/CPE points.

Exams and qualifications

GDPR Foundation distance learning exam

Delegates take the EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation (EU GDPR F) online examination at the end of the course – a 60-minute multiple-choice, ISO 17024-certificated exam set by IBITGQ. There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • The exam uses automated remote proctoring.
  • You will be monitored online through your webcam and your results will be confirmed once the footage of your examination has been reviewed by the certification body.
  • System requirements:
    • Internet access for the full duration of the exam.
    • A Flash-compatible webcam (built-in or external).
    • Adobe Flash Player installed and activated.
    • Proctoring software downloaded and installed on your computer.
  • Important: Before purchase, please check with your IT department that you have permission to download software on your computer.

What qualifications will I receive?

The course supports professional development, and delegates who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification by IBITGQ.


This course is accredited by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ), as well as CIISec (The Chartered Institute of Information Security) and satisfies the CIISec requirements atLevel 1: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B2 and C3.

You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualification 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 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.


Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no pre-requisites for sitting this course.

Is there any recommended-reading?

We would recommend purchasing one or more of the following:

Customer Reviews

(5.00)stars out of 5
# of Ratings: 4
1. on 26/07/2017, said:
5 stars out of 5
A great course for the money, includes interactive reviews on some modules and a final knowledge check using 20 random questions.
2. on 11/07/2017, said:
5 stars out of 5
Great course content including working examples, not just endless video. Pocket guide by Alan Calder is included and an excellent product in its own right. The exam requires installation of a remote webcam monitoring tool, be sure to check with you Info Sec before installing it :-)
3. on 22/06/2017, said:
5 stars out of 5
Cheaper than other options. I also did not need to take time off work to do it. The only downside was not being able to ask a live tutor questions. But it did the trick and I passed the exam by proctor a few days after signing up.
4. on 06/06/2017, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent being able to study for this whenever you want. Much better than having to find the time to attend a physical or virtual class. Only wish IT Governance did more distance based courses for other areas such as ISO27001 & PCI-DSS! - Highly Recommend!
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