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General Data Protection (GDPR) – Foundation Training

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£234 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
4 Hours
3 CPD points / hours

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Designed to substitute expensive classroom training, whilst being more flexible, very easily audited, and cover the same information.........

When the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into force in May 2018, your organisation will be liable for hefty fines if it doesn’t comply.

If you’re responsible for building and implementing the policies around operations which process data, you need this course.


This seven-module, comprehensive data protection course provides practical advice to staff who are responsible for processing personal data and executing data protection measures within their organisation in line with GDPR compliance requirements.

This GDPR training course contains modules covering definitions and principles, individual rights, consent and other conditions for processing, information privacy notices, breach management and the notifications and steps to data protection legislation compliance – it’s a one-stop shop for policy professionals.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • GDPR and the new Data Protection Act
  • The key differences between the current data protection regime and the new one
  • What the accountability principle is
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • What rights people have over the processing of their data and the grounds for the exercising of these rights
  • What information needs to be provided to a data subject
  • How to respond to subject access requests and other requests from individuals
  • The definition of consent and how to obtain valid consent
  • The penalties for getting consent wrong
  • The legal ways to process data
  • What information must be provided in a privacy policy and when this information should be provided
  • How to make sure the privacy policy is accurate
  • What organisations should do to help prevent breaches
  • What to do in the event of a breach

Who is this course for?

This data compliance course is intended for all staff in an organisation who are responsible for implementing and executing GDPR-compliant technical and non-technical policies, processes and procedures.

If you are designing your processes, applying GDPR across your operations or reviewing GDPR as it applies to your business, this is the ideal course for you.

It is one of four GDPR training options which we have tailored for personal data-handling organisations in any situation.


You’ll need a desktop or laptop device with internet access to run courses that you’ve purchased through this website.

We recommend using Google Chrome, or alternatively Mozilla Firefox / Internet Explorer 11 or later.

Career path

If you’re responsible for building and implementing the policies around operations which process data, you need this course.

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Emmanuel asked:

How long can i keep the course content after purchase


Hi Emmanuel, Once set up, you will have access to the interactive course, refresher guides and a CPD certified certificate awarded upon completion, for 12 months. This will allow you to use it as an ongoing resource to revisit whilst implementing changes for the GDPR, and being more flexible, auditable and easier to access than Classroom training covering the same information Let us know if you need anything else. All the best,

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Peter asked:

In what form the certificate is provided and what it exactly states?


Hi Peter, Upon completion, you'll be awarded a CPD certified certificate automatically via PDF. It will include your name, the course and course objectives, duration, award date, and our and CPD's logo. Hope that helps. Our GDPR Foundation course substitutes the need for a classroom course whilst being a 12-month resource, more flexible and cost-effective. Hope this helps, please do let me know of any other Q's, Anna

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