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Data Protection Act 2018 Self-Paced Online Training Course

Data Protection Act 2018 Self-Paced Online Training Course

SKU: 5319
Authors: IT Governance
Format: Self-paced course
  • The DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018 incorporates the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) into UK law.
  • Learn about the data protection framework for the UK and the replacing the DPA 1998.
  • This online course provides you with an overview of the differences between the GDPR and the DPA 2018.
  • This course contains 15 modules and takes a total of 7 hours.
  • Access to the self-paced course is available for 1 year, giving you the time to complete the course in your own time.
  • This is solely a training course not a qualification, there is no exam.
Price: £250.00
ex. VAT

Training course outline

The DPA 2018 updates UK laws on data protection to fit the digital age. It is the UK’s implementation of the GDPR, and empowers people to take control of their data.

This course:

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the DPA 2018;
  • Covers the similarities and differences between the DPA 2018 and the GDPR; and
  • Explains how the Brexit draft regulations will affect data protection in your organisation.

Data Protection Act 2018 self-paced online course benefits

 Save time and money

The course can be delivered to any location with Internet access, saving you both time and money. 

 Designed by experts

Developed by privacy experts, drawing on their industry-leading knowledge and experience.

 Learning that suits your lifestyle

Learn at a time, place and pace that suits you.

“The ITG DPA 2018 training course provides a comprehensive examination of the new UK’s 2018 Data Protection Act and how it differs from the GDPR. Combining a range of different learning materials, including a pre-learner course, ITG has rendered the complex DPA 2018 material accessible to all.”

- Alex, GDPR Consultant

Who should attend this course?

Those responsible for GDPR and data protection compliance:

  • Privacy managers
  • Data protection managers
  • Information security managers
  • IT managers
  • Project managers
  • Corporate governance managers
  • Risk and compliance managers
  • General or privacy counsels

Why choose self-paced online?

Self-paced online learning lets you learn in your own time from the comfort of your own home or office. Stop and start the recording according to your schedule, repeat modules that you want to go over again or skip parts that cover familiar topics. If you have a busy schedule and cannot commit to a whole day’s uninterrupted training, this is the solution for you.

Because this is a recorded session, you get just the undiluted core content, delivered in the most time-efficient manner, without any of the interruptions normally associated with a classroom course.

Course details

What does this course cover?

  • The differences between the GDPR and the DPA 2018.
  • The rights that a data subject has in relation to their personal data.
  • What implications the Brexit draft regulations or a no deal Brexit will have on data protection.
  • How personal data can be transferred securely to a third country.
  • When and how to process special categories of personal data relating to criminal convictions or offences.
  • The obligations placed on data controllers and processors in relation to law enforcement and intelligence.
  • The functions and roles of the Information Commissioner.
  • The rights and obligations of the Information Commissioner.

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
  • A certificate of attendance; and
  • 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?

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

Course duration and times

Eight modules – learn in your own time as your schedule allows.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

You must have as a minimum the GPDR Foundation knowledge either covered in our GDPR Foundation training course or delivered by another provider.

Is there any recommended reading?

We recommend reading the following textbooks:

Exams and qualifications

Data Protection Act 2018 Exam

There is no exam for this course.


Fulfilment of your self-paced training course

After you have completed your order, you will receive a sales receipt and a “Thank you for your order” confirmation email with the following steps (if you don’t receive these emails, please check your junk folder).

Delegate information

You must provide the required delegate information and a valid email address that the delegate can access during the course. This applies whether you have made the booking for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

Please note: You are unable to change the email address of the delegate once it has been added. Please ensure it is correct before submitting.

Accessing the course

If the delegate(s) is a new customer, they will receive an email from with instructions on how to access the LMS (learning management system). If they don’t receive this email, please ask them to check their junk folder.

If you have accessed the LMS previously, please log in using your existing credentials. You can access the LMS any time from your My Account page.

Once you have logged in to the LMS, you can download the course material immediately.


 Important information: Please read our examination guide before scheduling your exam.

Please note that all exams are now online, so delegates will need a pop-up enabled laptop to sit an exam. When you’re ready to take your exam, please log in to your My Account page, scroll down to the ‘Self-paced online training courses’ section and click the ‘Course completed’ button. A member of our team will then be in touch to provide exam details.

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