The UK has chosen to adopt this legislation - the EU’s GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation). This law applies to all businesses and enforces guidelines and regulations to follow when handling and storing data. It is crucial to ensure your business complies with this legislation...

This course is aimed at those involved in the handling of people’s information as part of their day to day role, providing a GDPR overview. Staff will understand the key principles and process under the regulation and what their roles and responsibilities include.

GDPR has given consumers more power than ever before over their data. They now have the right to know how their data is used and stored, and for how long. They also have the right to be deleted from marketing databases, and businesses that fail to comply with any of these requests could find themselves facing a fine of up to €20 million, or four per cent of annual turnover, depending on which is greater.

Therefore, it’s important that everyone within a business is aware of the new data protection rules and understands GDPR compliance to ensure the company is staying in line with the rules laid out by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

After completing our The Essentials of GDPR course, candidates will:

  • Understand the key changes from the DPA to the GDPR
  • Understand what data is, and the different types of data
  • Recognise the six principles of GDPR
  • Understand how to safely handle sensitive data
  • Understand the rights of data subjects
  • Know the responsibilities of the information commissioner

Course content:

Course modules can be tailored to your exact requirements, but generally include:

  • What is a data controller
  • The data breach
  • Data processing
  • Systems
  • Data subject
  • Subject access requests
  • Data protection principles
  • Data Subject rights
  • Good practice
  • Accountability and governance
  • Data security
  • Investigating breaches


On completion of this course, candidates will be issued with a dual branded certificate.

Course duration:

3 hours.

Course assessment:

There will be a written assessment on the day.

Entry requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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