The UK has chosen to adopt in full a new key piece of legislation - the EU’s GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation). This law will apply to all businesses and will enforce new guidelines and new regulations to follow when handling and storing data. It is crucial to ensure your business can comply with this new 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. Learners will understand the key principles and process under the regulation and what their roles and responsibilities include.
- Online, self-paced training
- Interactive course with colourful animations
- 24 hour learner support
- Complete in one to two hours
- CPD certified training
- Instant digital certificate on completion
On the 25th May 2018, the UK will adopt a new piece of legislation known as the EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. This legislation the UK has chosen to adopt in full will be the biggest change of data protection law in the last twenty years, and will replace the current legislation in place, the Data Protection Act 1998.
Why take this essentials of GDPR course?
The essentials of the GDPR training course will cover the key purposes of the new legislation and will give learners a complete GDPR overview, to help those involved with the handling of people’s information to be able to adopt these practises within their organisation. Learners will understand the responsibility of data processing and the role of a data controller – and will be able to make essential changes to ensure your business is prepared for the implementation of GDPR to achieve business compliance training, in accordance to the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office).
This GDPR compliance training course was designed for data processors and compliance officers, or those who handle or are responsible for personal data. Upon completion of this course, learners will fully understand the key changes from the Data Protection Act 1998 to the EU GDPR, will be able to understand what is meant by the term “data”, as well as the different types of data they might come across in the role. Learners will be able to recognise the six principles of the GDPR and what they each mean, will know the rights of data subjects and the control they have over their information, and how to safely handle sensitive data.
This course is made up of the following e-learning modules:
- The essentials of GDPR
- What is a data controller?
- Data processing
- Data subject
- Data protection principles
- Good practice
- Data security
- The data breach
- Subject access request
- Data subject rights
- Accountability and governance
- Investigating breaches
Having completed this course, learners will be able to:
- 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
- Safely handle sensitive data
- Understand the rights of data subjects
- Know the role of the information commissioner
This course is aimed at those involved in the handling of people’s information as part of their day to day role. It aims to provide an introduction to the GDPR, it's principles and process and roles and responsibilities under the Regulation. It introduces GDPR and the key compliance obligations of organisations, whilst demonstrating best practice in an engaging and informative way.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
This training will take approximately one to two hours to complete, depending on how quickly learners can study and absorb the material. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout.
Please note, this course is based on fictional names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
Test and certificate
The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.
If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to download a Virtual College digital certificate. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?
Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.
If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.
If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.
Can I buy this course and give it to other people?
Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.
Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.
Is there a refund policy?
We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.
To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.
Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?
We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.
Is a specific internet browser recommended?
For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.
How long do learners have to complete a course?
There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.
Does the course contain sound?
Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.
Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.
If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.