EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation and Practitioner

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EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation and Practitioner

Who is this course for?

Delivered by UK training providers IT Governance, this course will be essential for those involved in understanding and implementing the new GDPR regulation. This includes privacy managers, legal compliance officers and risk managers, IT and information security professionals, and anyone with limited experience who wishes to enter the field of data protection with a professional qualification.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however the Business Development Centre (BDC) team will discuss the content in full, ahead of enrolment. 

A pre-course interview may be required.


How long is this course?

The course is run over 5 full day workshops at Highlands College from 11-15 September 2017.


What will I study on this course?

The benefits of this course are:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the new regulation and its application in an organisational context.
  • Learn from an experienced data protection consultant with practical understanding of the regulation and its implementation.
  • Provides recognised qualifications in the subject: EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner.
  • Build upon existing data privacy law compliance and related information security standards.
  • Practical GDPR tools: data protection impact assessment and compliance gap assessment.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued professional learning.

The course objectives are:

  • Achieve a recognised international qualification at Foundation and Practitioner levels.
  • Learn from experts how to implement and achieve full organisational compliance with GDPR.
  • Gain a clear, practical understanding of the EU GDPR implications and how it affects people and organisations.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of how to fulfil the role of Data Protection Officer (DPO).


What Qualification will I gain?


Candidates achieve the EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P) qualifications (both ISO 17024-accredited).


Will I go out on work experience?



How is the course assessed?

Attendees take the EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation (EU GDPR F) and Practitioner (EU GDPR P) examinations consisting of 60-minute and 90-minute multiple-choice exams accredited by IBITGQ.

  •  Foundation: 60 minutes, multiple-choice questions.
  •  Practitioner: 1½ hours, multiple-choice questions.

Examination fees are included in course.


How much will it cost?

£2450.00 inclusive of GST

Installment plan availalbe


How can I find out more?

Please contact the Business Development Centre on 608755 or email:


Course content

Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation:

  • Essential GDPR background and terminology.
  • Remedies, liability and penalties under the GDPR.
  • Rights of data subjects, including data access requests.
  • The implementation path to GDPR compliance:
  • Privacy by design.
  • Data privacy impact assessments (DPIA).
  • Data audits.
  • Training and competence requirements.
  • Incident response and breach reporting.
  • Updating policies and procedures.
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU, and the mechanisms for compliance.

Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation Practitioner:

  • The role of the DPO
  • What constitutes personal data.
  • Accountability, the privacy compliance framework and PIMS (personal information management system).
  • Lessons to be learnt from common data security failures.
  • The six data protection principles – how to apply them and demonstrate compliance.
  • Security of personal data.
  • Organisational risk management framework.
  • Legal requirements for a DPIA (data protection impact assessment).
  • 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 data subject access requests.
  • Roles of, and relationships between, controllers and processors.
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU, and the mechanisms for compliance.
  • How to prepare for GDPR compliance using a compliance gap assessment tool.

Course materials include:

  • A real-life case study.
  • Data protection impact assessment tool.
  • GDPR compliance gap assessment tool.
  • Course slides.


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