Course Introduction

This GDPR qualification will help you gain an understanding of what the General Data Protection Regulation is and why you need to apply this to your organisation. This certification will also help you gain the skills to meet the criteria of becoming a Data Protection Officer (DPO). 

The European government published the EU GDPR so that businesses in Europe and the UK can strengthen the security of processing personal data. Cyber attacks are frequently affecting major companies and the regulation is aimed to prevent this from happening.

This course is delivered by The Knowledge Academy.


What's Included

Find out what's included in the training programme.

Course Content

EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation


Throughout the 2-day Foundation course, you will be able to learn:

  • Essential EU GDPR background and terminology.
  • Key differences between the Data Protection Act and the EU GDPR.
  • Data subjects and their rights.
  • Dealing with subject access requests.
  • Marketing requirements.
  • The implementation path to EU 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.
  • International data transfers.
  • Replacing Safe Harbour – the new requirements.


EU General Data Protection Regulation Practitioner


During the Practitioner 2-day qualification, you will be able to:

  • Setting up a privacy compliance framework.
  • The role of the DPO.
  • Common data security failures, consequences, and lessons to be learnt.
  • Privacy principles in the GDPR
  • Privacy impact assessments of data
  • Development of a risk management framework.
  • Data mapping.
  • The rights of data subjects.
  • Rules around consent.
  • Subject access requests.
  • The roles of controllers and processor and the relationships between them.
  • Dealing with third parties
  • Data in the Cloud.
  • How to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR.
  • Reporting requirements of a data breach
  • Enforcement, regulation, and compensation aspects of the GDPR.


GDPR Exams


  • 1 hour
  • 45 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 65% pass rate


  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 40 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 55% pass rate



Course Schedule

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