About the course
Certified GDPR Foundation Training Course
- Get a comprehensive introduction, from our specialist consultants, to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
- Develop a practical understanding of the implications and legal requirements for your organisation.
- Learn from anywhere – choose whether you attend our courses Live Online or in person. Find out more.
- Our Classroom / Live Online option allows you to study your way, keeping travel and costs down to a minimum.
- IBITGQ and CIISec (The Chartered Institute of Information Security) accredited, one-day training course.
- Successful completion of the course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification and 7 CPD/CPE points.
Training course outline
Get a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR, its implications and what it means for your organisation.
This course provides an introduction to:
- Essential GDPR background and terminology;
- The six data protection principles;
- Data subjects’ rights, including data subject access requests;
- Securing personal data;
- Reporting data breaches;
- How to perform a DPIA (data protection impact assessment);
- The DPO (data protection officer) role; and
- Transferring personal data outside the EU.
COVID-19: remote delivery options
We would like to reassure our clients that all training courses will go ahead as scheduled during the current COVID-19 situation. As a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online. Please also refer to our COVID-19 policy.
GDPR Foundation training course benefits
Designed by experts
Delivered by an experienced privacy consultant, this training session is built on the foundations of our extensive practical experience delivering data protection support to clients.
The course includes a detailed learner guide that will help you during training and can be kept for future reference. Here are some extracts: Module 1, Module 2 and Module 4.
Learn from anywhere
Choose whether you attend Live Online or in person at one of our training venues throughout the UK.
Successful completion of the course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR F qualification.
See what our previous learners think about this course
of participants pass first time
thought the trainer had good knowledge of the subject
thought the trainer answered questions adequately
thought the trainer supported individual requirements
“The course was well lead and presented by a very passionate trainer. The delivery was fast-paced and concise, covering a large amount of practical information enabling me to pass the assessment. Anyone new to GDPR, I’d highly recommend reading the pre-course material. I recommend this course to anyone wanting to pursue a career in GDPR.”
Who should attend this course?
Business directors or managers who want to understand how the requirements of the GDPR will affect their organisation, such as:
Those employed in a risk or compliance department;
Information security managers;
General or privacy counsels; and
Individuals with a basic knowledge of data protection regulation and practices who want to develop their career with a professional qualification.
Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?
We’re internationally recognised as the authority on the GDPR – our team introduced the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses and the only ones that are ISO 17024-certificated.
We have trained more than 8,000 professionals on the GDPR.
Learn from anywhere – as a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online.
Trained by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
Pass first time or train again for free – we have trained more than 17,000 people and we’re confident you’ll pass with us first time. If you don’t, we’ll train you again for free.*
Choose the method that suits you – we offer classroom, instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.
* Terms and conditions apply
What does this training course over?
Bands of penalties for breaches
Lawfulness of processing and consent
The six data protection principles
Special categories of personal data
The rights of data subjects, including data access requests
Controllers and processors
Data protection by design
Securing personal data
How to perform a DPIA
Reporting data breaches
The DPO role
Transferring personal data outside the EU
Certification against the GDPR
The powers of supervisory authorities
Lead supervisory authorities
The role of the EDPB (European Data Protection Board)
What’s included in this course?
Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
The EU GDPR F exam.
Interactive PDF and an online quiz tool for knowledge testing.
A certificate of attendance.
What equipment do I need?
You will need a laptop for the duration of your course and exam.
Course duration and times
Day 1: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Learn from anywhere with our instructor-led Live Online courses, or Classroom / Live Online delivery options. Learn more.
Alternatively you can study in a classroom at one of our venues in London or Ely (Cambridgeshire).
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
There are no prerequisites for taking this course.
Is there any pre-reading?
The short pre-read for this course is included with your course materials and will be available 20 days before your course start date.
We also recommend you purchase and read EU GDPR, A Pocket Guide, Second Edition.
About the trainer - Judith Eis
Judith is a Senior Consultant for IT Governance, specialising in data protection and risk.
She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law with a Juris Doctorate in Law and has worked as a EMEA compliance officer.
GDPR Foundation exam
Attendees take the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR F exam set by IBITGQ
(International Board for IT Governance Qualifications). There is no extra charge for this exam.
Delivery method: Online
Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Multiple choice
Pass mark: 65%
This course is equivalent to:
7 CPD points
What qualifications will I receive?
The course supports professional development, and delegates who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification by IBITGQ.
This course is accredited by IBITGQ, as well as CIISec (The Chartered Institute of Information Security) and satisfies the CIISec requirements at Level 1: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B2 and C3.
You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualification on the IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register.
How will I receive my exam results and certificates?
Provisional exam results will be available immediately after completing the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
Results notifications and certificates are emailed directly to candidates by the relevant exam board; please note that hard-copy exam certificates are not issued.
Do I need proof of identity to take the exam?
Delegates must provide a form of photographic ID as the invigilator my request to check it prior to the exam.
Can exams be retaken?
Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt, you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest.
Your training pathway
This course is part of our training programme. You can download your training pathway below to find your next recommended courses.
Learn from anywhere with our range of instructor-led courses
Wherever you are in the world, you can now attend an IT Governance online course, and get the full benefit of a classroom session.
To make your life as easy as possible, we offer 3 ways to attend an instructor-led course:
Our instructor-led courses are hosted at professional training centres located in major cities across the UK.
Our instructor-led Live Online courses are hosted and delivered live by one of our expert trainers.
Learn from anywhere
Our instructor-led Classroom / Live Online courses give you the flexibility of attending a classroom course, either in person or by joining the classroom course online.
The benefits of learning from anywhere
Choosing an online option means you save on travel, parking, hotels and other fees.
Learn and obtain a professional certification from the comfort of your home.
Our courses use the latest conferencing technology that is compatible with all devices.
Our trainers focus on maximising audience participation and getting the most out of our online attendees.
All trainers have been hand-picked for their technical and practical expertise.
You have full control over your course booking, meaning you can edit delegate details, course dates and any special requirements.
Our Classroom / Live Online courses give you the full experience of a classroom course, whether you attend in person or to join the classroom online from your home or office.
See what our previous learners think about this course
“Andy was a really engaging trainer, kept things moving but also took time to answer any questions we had. A great course!”
- Victoria Preece, Senior Compliance Manager, AllPay Net
"Superb introduction to GDPR building a base to expand knowledge. Delivered with humour and in an engaging manner.”
- Jon Klaff, Head of Business Operations, KRM22
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