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Certified Introduction to Data Protection Training Course

Certified Introduction to Data Protection Training Course

SKU: 5446
  • Gain an introduction and an understanding of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018 and PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) from our Specialist Consultants. 
  • 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 exam leads to the ISO 17024-Certificated Introduction to Data Protection (C IDP F) qualification and 7 CPD/CPE points.
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Training course outline

With data breaches regularly in the media, it is essential that everyone who works with people’s data is aware of their legal requirements. Whether you work in a marketing team or run a local community group, you will process someone’s personally identifiable information, and you need to do this legally and correctly.

The one-day Certified Introduction to Data Protection training course will provide you with an overview of the GDPR, the DPA 2018 and the PECR, three of the most important data protection requirements in the UK.

 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.

Introduction to Data Protection training course benefits

 Designed by experts

Designed by the team that introduced the world’s first certified GDPR courses and the only ones that are ISO 17024-certificated.

 Delivered by professionals

The course is delivered by an experienced privacy consultant drawing on years of extensive practical experience.

 Hands-on study

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

 A complete introduction

A complete introduction to data protection and the UK’s privacy legislation including the GDPR, the DPA 2018 and the PECR.

Who should attend this course?

The Certified Introduction to Data Protection training course should be attended by anyone who processes or uses people’s data as part of their job or voluntary role. Article 39 of the GDPR outlines the need for training and staff awareness across an organisation: 

  • HR departments
  • Marketing departments
  • Finance departments
  • Sales departments
  • Community group owners
  • Small business owners

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 over?

  • A comprehensive overview of the key data protection laws and regulations in the UK;
  • Key definitions that underpin the GDPR, DPA 2018 and PECR;
  • How the GDPR, DPA 2018 and PECR should be applied; and
  • Key elements of UK data privacy legislation.

What’s included in this course?

  • A professional training venue with lunch and refreshments;
  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
  • The Certified Introduction to Data Protection exam; and
  • A certificate of attendance.

What equipment should I bring?

You will need a laptop for the duration of your course. Our course materials include an interactive PDF and an online quiz tool for interactive knowledge testing. You will also need a pop-up enabled laptop on which to sit the exam.

Course duration and times

1 day: 09.00 – 17.00

Course locations:


Please note: The classroom/online option offers you the choice to attend the course in person or online.

CPD points

This course is equivalent to 7 CPD points.

Exams and qualifications

Introduction to Data Protection training exam

Attendees take the ISO 17024-certificated, Certified Introduction to Data Protection (C IDP F), exam set by IBITGQ at the end of the course.

This is a 60-minute multiple-choice online exam, consisting of 40 questions. Candidates need to achieve a minimum of 65% to pass. There is no extra charge for taking the exam.

What qualifications will I receive?

Certified Introduction to Data Protection (C IDP F)


This course is accredited by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ).

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 available immediately after completing the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Results notifications and certificates are sent directly to candidates by the relevant exam board in electronic format; please note that hard-copy exam certificates are not issued.

Do I need to bring proof of identity?

Attendees must bring a form of photographic ID with them as the invigilator may ask 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.


Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no pre-requisites for sitting this course.

Is there any pre-reading?

We recommend you purchase and read EU GDPR, A Pocket Guide, Second Edition.

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