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

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

SKU: 5384
  • Develop the the operational skills and knowledge to perform the DPO role, and covers all the activities required to ensure and maintain GDPR compliance.
  • Learn from Specialist consultants how to implement an effective compliance programme under the GDPR and fulfil the role of DPO.
  • Train without the travel with our instructor-led online or classroom/online combination courses giving you all the benefits of classroom study without the hassle, uncertainty and cost of travel.
  • The classroom/online courses offer you the option to attend in person or online, if circumstances change.
  • Successful completion of the course and included exams leads to the ISO 17024-Certificated EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P) and C-DPO Provisional Level qualifications and 42 CPD/CPE points.

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Simply book online to receive your booking confirmation and full joining instructions within 48 hours. We accept purchase orders from local authorities, government departments and other public-sector organisations, and will consider account facilities for large corporate customers. See our payment options page for details.

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Certified GDPR Practitioner Training Course

Certified GDPR Practitioner Training Course
Price: £1,995.00
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Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated Training Course

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Price: £1,195.00
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Certified GDPR Practitioner and C-DPO Accelerated training course outline

This course is ideal if you’re looking to advance your knowledge and now want to 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.

Certified GDPR Practitioner training course overview Certified DPO Accelerated training course overview
Learn from an experienced privacy consultant and gain a practical understanding of the GDPR. This course delves into the Regulation’s details, discussing how each aspect 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 a DPO fits in with other departments of the organisation. This 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 us to provide training remotely where necessary. Our classroom/ online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online, if circumstances change. Please also refer to our COVID-19 policy.

Certified GDPR Practitioner and C-DPO Accelerated training course benefits

Developed by experts

Designed and developed from our extensive experience gained advising on compliance with data privacy laws and related information security standards such as ISO 27001.

Delivered by professionals

Real-world practitioners show you how to tackle an ISMS project from start to finish.

Achieve GDPR compliance

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

Hands-on study

An experienced privacy consultant will use a combination of practical exercises and real-life examples.

Fast-track to certification

An experienced privacy consultant will use a combination of practical exercises and real-life examples.

Who should attend this course?

Staff who are responsible 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. 

  • Data protection officer
  • Privacy manager
  • Data protection manager
  • Information security manager
  • IT manager
  • Project manager
  • Corporate governance manager
  • Risk and compliance manager
  • General or privacy counsel

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?

  • What exactly constitutes personal data.
  • Accountability, a privacy compliance framework and a PIMS (personal information management system).
  • Lessons to be learned from common data security failures.
  • The six data processing principles – how to apply and demonstrate compliance to them.
  • The security of personal data.
  • An organisational risk management framework.
  • Legal requirements for a DPIA (data protection impact assessment).
  • How to conduct a DPIA with a dedicated tool.
  • Why and how to conduct a data mapping exercise.
  • The rights of data subjects.
  • Giving and withdrawing consent.
  • Handling DSARs (data subject access requests).
  • The roles of controllers and processors, and the relationships between them.
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU and the mechanisms for compliance.
  • How to become GDPR compliant using a compliance gap assessment tool.
  • The GDPR’s intersection with the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations), the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act), the Law Enforcement Directive and local implementation.
  • The requirements in respect of appointing a DPO, both for the appointee and the organisation.
  • How to achieve, monitor, maintain and demonstrate 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.
  • How to conduct a GDPR gap analysis.

What’s included in this course?

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

What equipment should I bring?

You will be sent the course materials in advance of the course, so please bring them with you, as well as a pop-up-enabled laptop or tablet to sit the exams.

Course duration and times

Day 1: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Day 2: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
Day 3: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
Day 4: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
Day 5: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Day 6: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm

Course locations

Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, and Manchester.

CPD/CPE points

This course is equivalent to 42 CPD/CPE points.

Exams and qualifications

Certified GDPR Practitioner and C-DPO Accelerated exams

Attendees take the EU GDPR P examination – a 90-minute, multiple-choice, ISO 17024-certificated exam set by the IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) – at the end of day 4 . They also sit the online C-DPO exam – a 4-hour exam set by IBITGQ consisting of multiple-choice questions – at the end of the course.

What qualifications will I receive?

EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P) and C-DPO Provisional qualifications, both ISO 17024-certified.

Please note that in order to get the C-DPO Professional level qualification, you must prove 24 months DPO work experience and 100 CPD learning hours.

Do I need to bring proof of identity?

Delegates must bring a form of photographic ID with them as the invigilator may request to check it prior to the exam.

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, after which you’ll receive your certificate by email if you passed.

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?

Before joining this course, you must have knowledge of the EU GDPR and have passed the Certified EU GDPR Foundation examination.

Please make sure you revise the topics covered in the GDPR Foundation course before attending this combination training course, as they may be included in the exam.

Is there any recommended reading?

We strongly recommend you purchase and read the standard prior to attending the course:

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