• Level 2
  • 3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Data Protection and GDPR Awareness

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This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Participants will gain knowledge about key concepts, principles, and responsibilities related to data protection, ensuring compliance with GDPR.

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Course Summary

  • Discuss what is Data Protection & GDPR.
  • Examine Key Definitions used in the Data Protection & General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
  • Review the GDPR Principles.
  • Consider the rights of Data Subjects.
  • Review the importance of Data Security and the consequences for Data Breaches.
  • Discuss the action to take if a breach has taken place.

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Data Protection & GDPR Training FAQs

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    Where do you deliver this training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    Will attending this training make me competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

Data Protection Training and GDPR Awareness

Data protection training is education that teaches employees how to properly handle, store, and protect personal data according to relevant laws and organizational policies. GDPR awareness training educates employees on properly protecting customer, employee, and other stakeholder data according to policy and law.

Data protection refers to the principles and regulations governing the ethical use, storage, and security of personal data. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a key data protection law passed in 2016 to strengthen online privacy for EU citizen.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

GDPR awareness training covers GDPR principles, individual rights, breach protocols, and data compliance best practices. Ongoing training is crucial as penalties for violations are severe under GDPR.

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Data Protection Course Structure

This structured course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complex landscape of Data Protection and GDPR effectively. What to expect:

Module-1: Introduction to Data Protection & GDPR

  • Understand the fundamentals of Data Protection.
  • Explore the purpose and scope of the GDPR.
  • Recognise the significance of data privacy in the modern world.

Module 2: Key Definitions in Data Protection & GDPR

  • Examine crucial terms and phrases used in Data Protection and GDPR.
  • Clarify the meanings of data controller, data processor, personal data, and more.

Module 3: GDPR Principles

  • Review the core principles of GDPR, including lawfulness, fairness, and transparency.
  • Understand the principles of purpose limitation, data minimisation, and accuracy.

Module-4: Rights of Data Subjects

  • Explore the rights of individuals under GDPR, such as the right to access, rectification, and erasure of their data.
  • Discuss how organisations should respond to data subject requests.

Module 5: Data Security & Breach Consequences

  • Emphasise the importance of data security measures.
  • Understand the potential consequences of data breaches, including regulatory fines and reputational damage.

Module-6: Responding to Data Breaches

  • Discuss the necessary actions to take if a data breach occurs.
  • Explore the GDPR’s requirements for reporting and mitigating breaches.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe what is Data Protection & GDPR.
  2. Explain Key Definitions used in the Data Protection & General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
  3. Identify the GDPR Principles.
  4. Analyse the rights of Data Subjects.
  5. State the importance of Data Security and the consequences for Data Breaches.
  6. Describe the action to take if a breach has taken place.

Course Benefits:

  • Gain essential knowledge of Data Protection and GDPR.
  • Ensure compliance with data privacy regulations.
  • Protect your organisation from potential data breaches.
  • Empower individuals with the skills to handle data responsibly.

Frequently Asked Questions(s)


Q: How long will the training last?

A: This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

Q: Who will conduct the training?

A: One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Q: What equipment will you use for training?

A: We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided.

Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Questions and Answer (other FAQs)

1. Why is data protection training important?

Data protection training is crucial because it makes sure that people who handle personal data know what they should do. It teaches them about privacy laws, how to keep data safe, and how to stop data leaks.

When employees are well-trained, it helps organisations avoid problems, follow the law, and gain trust from customers.

2. Who needs data protection training?

Anyone who deals with personal data in their job, whether they’re just starting or in a senior position, should get data protection training.

It’s not just for specific industries; it applies everywhere because everyone cares about data privacy. Training should match each person’s job, making sure everyone knows what they should do under data protection laws like GDPR.

3. How often should data protection training happen?

How often you do data protection training can change depending on rules, how your organisation works, and what kind of work you do.

But generally, it’s a good idea to start with training when someone begins their job, and then have reminders, maybe every year or when there are big changes in data protection laws or company rules.

Training should keep people updated on the right way to do things and remind them to take care of personal data.

4. What are the 6 main data protection principles?

The six fundamental data protection principles are:

  • Use data fairly and lawfully.
  • Keep data safe and secure.
  • Use data only for its intended purpose.
  • Ensure data is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Don’t retain data longer than necessary.
  • Respect individuals’ rights over their data.

5. What are the three types of data protection?

There are three primary types of data protection:

  • Physical Data Protection: Safeguarding physical items, such as documents or servers, from theft or damage.
  • Technical Data Protection: Employing technology to secure digital information, including strong passwords and encryption.
  • Organisational Data Protection: Establishing company rules and procedures to protect data, encompassing employee training and clear policies.
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