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Digital Skills

GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Online

Course details

CPD Points

7, 28 or 35

Cost

£2,345

Length

1, 4 or 5 full days (09:30-17:30)

Course Overview

These live online programmes give you the full experience of a classroom course and are primarily aimed at professionals working in the field of data protection and data privacy. They are also suitable for individuals with little experience but who wish to enter the field of data protection with a professional qualification.

The Foundation course provides a complete introduction to the Regulation, and an overview of the implications and legal requirements for organisations, including responding to individuals (data subjects) exercising their rights, DPIAs (data protection impact assessments) and data breach reporting (1 day). Course cost stands at £550.00.

The Practitioner course is at advanced-level and builds on the GDPR Foundation qualification to give you the knowledge and operational skills to build, implement and manage a GDPR compliance programme, and to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role. Course cost stands at £1795.00.

The combined cost if the Foundation and Practitioner course are booked together as a full programme stands at £2345.00.


Course Content

The Foundation element of the course provides a complete introduction to the EU GDPR, and an overview of the key implementation and compliance activities.

It focuses on:

  • Bands of penalties for breaches
  • Lawfulness of processing and consent
  • The six data protection principles
  • Special categories of personal data
  • The rights of data subjects, including data access requests
  • Controllers and processors
  • Data protection by design
  • Securing personal data
  • How to perform a DPIA
  • Reporting data breaches
  • The DPO role
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU
  • Certification against the GDPR
  • The powers of supervisory authorities
  • Lead supervisory authorities
  • The role of the EDPB (European Data Protection Board)

On the Practitioner element of the course you will understand how to implement an effective privacy and information security compliance programme in line with the GDPR with this Practitioner training course. It is essential for anyone involved in implementing and maintaining GDPR compliance in their organisation.

  • The role of the DPO (data protection officer)
  • What constitutes personal data
  • Accountability, the privacy compliance framework and a PIMS (personal information management system)
  • Lessons to be learned from common data security failures
  • The six data protection principles – how to apply them and demonstrate compliance
  • The security of personal data
  • An organisational risk management framework
  • Legal requirements for a DPIA
  • How to conduct a DPIA with a DPIA 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

Who should attend this course:

  • Privacy managers
  • Data protection managers
  • Information security managers
  • IT managers
  • Project managers
  • Corporate governance managers
  • Risk and compliance managers
  • General or privacy counsels
  • Individuals with little experience but who wish to enter the field of data protection with a professional qualification

Read the States of Guernsey's draft legislation document The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 (published in November 2017).

If you would rather take the classroom version of this qualification, please see GDPR Foundation & Practitioner.


Course Benefits

By attending this course you will get a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR, its implications and what it means for your organisation.

You will also benefit from a comprehensive learning experience, from specialist consultants, on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), developing a practical understanding of the implications and legal requirements for your organisation.

These live online courses are hosted and delivered by expert trainers and allow you to learn and obtain a professional certification from the comfort of your own home. As a bonus, you can participate in classroom interactions - just like if you were in the room.

Successful completion of the course and included exams leads to the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation & Practitioner (EU GDPR) qualification.


Assessment

GDPR Foundation Exam online;

You will take the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR F exam set by IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications).

There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

GDPR Practitioner Exam online;

You will take the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR P exam set by IBITGQ.

There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

Prerequisites

We recommend purchasing and reading EU GDPR - A Pocket Guide, and one or both of the following:

EU GDPR - An Implementation and Compliance Guide

GDPR Toolkit


Next Steps

If you are interested in taking the course online, please register your interest through the ‘Register Interest’ button on the right hand side of this page, and we will contact you with the information you need to start your on-line training journey.

Course Tutor

  • IT Governance

    IT Governance is a professional services company, founded in 2002, with a wealth of consultancy skills that originally focused on information security/cybersecurity standards, notably ISO27001. Their consultants have extensive practical experience of designing and implementing management systems and help to develop the skills needed to deliver best practice and compliance in an organisation.

    The company has an impressive track record having helped well over 130 clients over the years to successfully gain the coveted ISO27001 certificate, proving their compliance with one of the most demanding management system standards. They have since developed their offerings into various other management disciplines and now provide a comprehensive single source of information, advice, books, tools, consultancy and training for IT governance, risk management, compliance and IT security objectives.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.