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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: 1 course without exam
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  • Train with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) experts and get a complete introduction to the DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018.
  • Industry-leading course designed to help you understand the requirements of the DPA 2018 and its relationship with the GDPR.
  • Work at your own pace with self-paced online training – a more affordable, flexible and less disruptive way to study. Find out more.
  • Learn from anywhere with our Self-Paced option, which allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs to a minimum.
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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 Training Course benefits:

 Bite-sized learning

Pre-recorded online course, enabling you to learn in easy, manageable bite-sized chunks.

 Study at your own pace

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

  Learning support

Comes with a learner guide to be read alongside the video modules and retained for future use.

 Test your knowledge

Knowledge-check questions at the end of each module help you gauge what you’ve learned.

  Designed by experts

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

 Delivered by professionals

Taught by a real-world practitioner with extensive knowledge of implementing the DPA 2018 and GDPR.

“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 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 have trained more than 8,000 professionals on the GDPR.
  • We are Europe’s premier GDPR training provider.
  • We offer more GDPR training dates and locations that anyone else.
  • 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.*

* Terms and conditions apply.

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

This self-paced online course consists of eight modules of pre-recorded videos and exercises, which are available at any time for one year.

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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Customer Reviews

(5.00)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 1
1. on 24/03/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Fantastic insightful course into the GDPR - Engaging content - certainly increased my awareness and knowledge of the subject - would have no hesitation in recommending this course
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