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GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 Staff Awareness E-learning Course

GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 Staff Awareness E-learning Course

SKU: 5472
Format: 1 - 50 users
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Format: 751 - 1000 users
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Stay compliant and up to date with our fully updated GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018 staff awareness course. This course is your solution for meeting Article 39 of the GDPR by consistently training your staff on their data protection responsibilities.

What your staff will receive:

  • An introduction to data protection and the GDPR.
  • An explanation of what data confidentiality, integrity and availability are and how to maintain them.
  • Access to real-world examples of personal data and the best practices to secure it.
  • Knowledge of how your organisation can meet its data protection obligations and where to find additional information.
  • An overview of the fundamental data protection principles and how to adhere to them.

Flexible payment options

Enjoy the flexibility of our no-obligation annual subscription, with the freedom to cancel at any time (T&Cs apply).

For businesses looking for even more convenience, consider our IT Governance corporate account for a buy now, pay later option. To learn more apply online today or call our service centre team on +44 (0)1474 556685.

Want to host this GDPR employee training course on your own LMS (learning management system)? Find out how 

Step 1 - Select number of users
Annual subscription year 1
Price: £20.00
ex. VAT
Annual subscription thereafter £17.00ex. VAT
Step 2 - Select number of licences

Empower your team

 Demonstrate GDPR compliance

Providing evidence of compliance is a GDPR requirement. Our online training ensures compliance tracking.

 Empower your staff

Educate employees on their data protection responsibilities, enabling them to implement best practices and actively comply.

 Avoid fines

Equip your employees with knowledge of data breach consequences, motivating them to safeguard personal data.

 Reinforce awareness

Regularly refresh staff understanding through our continual staff awareness programme.

 Strengthen defences

Investing in expensive technology won’t helpif data processing is mishandled. Invest in your staff’s competence.

 Showcase your employees’ knowledge

Enable employees to showcase their GDPR and data protection knowledge with digital badges. These can be included in email signatures and shared on social platforms.

What does the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 Staff Awareness E-learning Course cover?

Explore the comprehensive content of this training course:

  • Introduction to data protection and the GDPR.
  • Navigating data confidentiality, integrity and availability principles.
  • Real-world examples of personal data best practices.
  • How functions within the organisation help safeguard data.
  • How the organisation complies with its obligations and who to ask for further information.
  • Understanding and adhering to fundamental data protection principles.

A fresh learning experience

Our course offers an engaging learning journey:

  • New designs: straightforward, simple card menus and bright, engaging illustrations to reinforce learning.
  • Progress bars for tracking module completion.
  • Easy navigation: menu icon available throughout, allowing the learner to jump between modules, exit the course, or access the tutorial at any point.
  • Reduced clicks: a simplified approach to course interaction that provides clear instructions on navigating through the slides.

Reinforce GDPR staff awareness

Strengthen employee awareness of the GDPR with this training package comprising the bestselling GDPR elearning course and the industry’s first GDPR game:

GDPR Staff Awareness and Challenge Game Package

  • A great approach to keeping on top of audits and complying with Article 39 of the GDPR.
  • A fun way to instil GDPR knowledge among employees.
  • Encourages a culture of data protection within the organisation.
  • Save up to 25% on purchasing the elearning course and game together, with pricing starting from as little as £16 per user.

Find out more

Why choose IT Governance?

  • Shop with confidence – more than 1,000 organisations use our elearning courses, and we’ve trained more than 100,000 professionals.
  • Industry experts develop our GDPR staff awareness courses, so you can be safe knowing that the content is accurate and up to date.
  • Guaranteed results – track progress and run reports on completion for auditing purposes.
  • Fast, easy deployment compatible with any device, including desktop computer, mobile and tablet.
  • Customise the learner experience by adding your company branding in the LMS and linking relevant documents (e.g. social media policy).
  • Flexible payment with annual renewals.
  • Our elearning team is on hand to support and guide you throughout the deployment.

“I found the course to an excellent introduction to GDPR and its relationship with DPA 2018. With a huge amount of content, it was well structured and easy to navigate through the pages and examples. I particularly valued the the graphical examples and frequent tests of knowledge after each section of content. Well done IT Governance.”

- Robert


“Privacy can be such a complex topic but this course does a great job of helping staff to understand the key points of GDPR and to be more aware of how it can impact their organisation.”

- Jim


“This is without a doubt the best online course i ever had. Thought it will bore me, but it was a rollercoaster of learning new things! Best time of the week, thank you so much.”

- Anonymous


“Very good course and easy to understand GDPR complex requirements. Guidance is very good and easy to follow for non-technical people like myself.”

- Aniruddh


Key features

Annual licence

This is a one-year, renewable licence.

Short duration

At just 45 minutes long, our online GDPR awareness training is ideal for initial and repeat engagement.

Engaging course contents

The GDPR Awareness course covers five modules with in-depth, engaging content and activities.

Test staff understanding

The assessment includes 20 randomly selected multiple-choice questions.

Retake as many times as you need

The assessment can be retaken as often as needed until the pass mark has been achieved.

Audit trail

Track participation and test results to demonstrate compliance should you be audited.

Multiple hosting options

Courses are hosted on our LMS to save you time on deployment. Read more about our hosting options if you want to host the course on your own LMS.

Free monthly security newsletter

Free monthly security bulletin, which includes the latest tips and updates.

Digital badges

Showcase your employee’s knowledge in core areas your customers are concerned about. Our digital badges are available from the LMS and can be used on email signatures and social profiles.

Licence types

What’s the difference between individual licences and corporate licences?

Individual e-learning licences are best suited to single users that require easy and immediate implementation of staff awareness solutions.

You can purchase up to two individual e-learning licences at a time, and assign licences to your staff via your Account area.

Individual licences are hosted on the following LMS:

Corporate e-learning licences are best suited to organisations that require complete oversight of their staff awareness programme implementation and uptake.

Corporate e-learning licences allow you to monitor course and exam completion, including exam scores and export reports to demonstrate your organisation’s collective understanding of the subject. You can also customise the look and feel of the LMS (learning management system) area for a more corporate learning experience.

You can purchase up to 1,000 corporate e-learning licences at a time and assign the licences to your staff via the LMS.

Corporate licences are hosted on the following LMS:

Need more than 1,000 licences?

If you require more than 1,000 licences, please speak to one of our experts. This will help us understand your requirements and scope so we can send you a tailored quote.

Bespoke options

If you would prefer a fully customised course or want to speak about hosting options on your branded LMS, please contact our team.


GRC eLearning

Our data protection eLearning courses are SCORM 1.2 compliant and are hosted on the LMS of our sister company, GRC eLearning Ltd.

GRC eLearning specialises in cyber security and data protection e-learning solutions and offers customisation, bespoke solutions and free trials.

Annual renewal

This is an annual subscription product, but you can cancel anytime.

Your first subscription payment will be taken on the day of purchase, and your first annual subscription payment will be taken 12 months after your first payment. (T&Cs apply.)

If you wish to cancel your subscription, log in to your account and visit your subscriptions page, where you can manage, edit and cancel your subscriptions at any time.

If you have purchased 1–2 individual licences

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

  1. For the delegates to access the e-learning courses, you must add their details in your Account area. Please note that delegates must access the course via the link in the welcome email from the LMS to activate the e-learning course.
  2. Please provide the required delegate information if you haven’t already done so. You can do this by logging in to your Account page and scrolling down to ‘E-learning Courses’, where you can select ‘Add delegate(s)’. Please ensure this information is correct as it cannot be amended once saved.
  3. Delegates will receive an email with a link to the course. New delegates will receive an email with login details for the GRC eLearning LMS.
  4. Individual licences are hosted on the following LMS:

If you have purchased 1–1,000 corporate licences

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

  1. Please provide the required delegate information if you haven’t already done so. You can do this by logging in to your Account page and scrolling down to ‘E-learning Courses’, where you can select ‘Add company details’.
  2. If you are a new customer, you must register your company and add an administrator. You will then receive a welcome email confirming the registered details. Please keep this safe as it will contain important information required for future e-learning licence purchases. Your assigned administrator will also receive an email detailing the next steps.
  3. If you have already registered your company, please enter your Company ID (Short Name) when prompted and click ‘Save’.
  4. Your assigned administrator will now be able to manage the booking via the GRC eLearning LMS. To log in to the LMS, you will need to use the email address provided when the company details were added.
  5. Corporate licences are hosted on the following LMS:

Need more information or support?

Check our FAQ page for more information about our GDPR awareness training for employees. Alternatively, take a look at our 12-month support package, which provides extra technical support on hosting and managing the administration of this course for the duration of the contract.

Technical information

Our data protection staff awareness courses have been designed to work on the following browsers and mobile apps:

  • Windows: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Firefox.
  • Mac: Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox.
  • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 12 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 12 or later and Google Chrome in Android OS 6 or later.

Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled in your browser, and that font downloads are enabled to see the correct fonts and characters in the course.

Note that older browsers may encounter playback issues related to browser feature releases, so we strongly recommend using the latest browser version for the best experience.



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Customer Reviews

(4.71)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 41
1. on 29/01/2024, said:
5 stars out of 5
We've used IT Governance for years and this course is great for new starters
2. on 10/11/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
We've used this online course for ongoing and recurrent awareness of GDPR. We've used IT governance before for in person courses and the latest documentation so this was our first place to look. The course was easy to complete, looked modern and fresh and received well. On the one occasion we needed support for managing licenses, the team replied quickly by phone and solved the problem immediately.
3. on 10/10/2023, said:
4 stars out of 5
Accessible and easy to track.
4. on 17/09/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
As Head of Marketing, GDPR falls under my remit. I came across IT Governance when they were recommended by the GDPR consultant I was working with, as ensuring the staff were suitably trained was an essential element of the actions we were required to undertake as a business. The course itself was informative and the process of setting up the staff was easy. The support of the team with any questions I had was always prompt and friendly. I always feel it is a very personal service and would not hesitate to recommend them.
5. on 10/07/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
Fantastic course, accessible by all abilities and provides a solid understanding of the regulations as well as the individual's responsibilities, well received by all staff and have received extremely positive feedback.
6. on 16/06/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
The content is comprehensive and informative, very easy to set up and use.
7. on 11/02/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
Convenient and informative
8. on 03/01/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
Great product. Very easy to use and distribute to all staff who can do the training in their own time. Also comes with great customer support.
9. on 05/12/2022, said:
4 stars out of 5
Good training that gives you the overview you need
10. on 02/11/2022, said:
4 stars out of 5
The content itself is of good quality and relevant. We had no issues getting our small team to complete the course. The overall UX of the platform could be a little better though, it's not immediately clear how the admin system works and how to apply the licences. Overall, good value for money.
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