About the course
Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Training Course
- Gain the knowledge and skills from our specialist consultants, to enable you to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
- 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.
- Brought to you by the team that introduced the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses.
- IBITGQ accredited four-day training course.
- Successful completion of the data protection officer course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated C-DPO Provisional Level qualification and 28 CPD/CPE points.
Training course outline
Equip yourself with the knowledge and operational skills to act as a DPO in the UK and ensure that GDPR compliance is expertly designed, implemented and maintained.
Take this data protection office training course to learn:
All aspects of the processing of personal data;
The requirements around DSARs (data subject access requests) and the DPO’s role in facilitating them;
When and how to carry out a DPIA (data protection impact assessment);
The cross-border data processing requirements, particularly in relation to cloud service providers; and
The legal background of the GDPR and its intersection with the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) freedom of information legislation, the Law Enforcement Directive and member state implementation approaches.
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.
C-DPO training course benefits
Delivered by an experienced privacy consultant
This course covers the DPO role and how it fits in with other departments of the organisation.
Designed by experts
Designed by the team that led the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course
Using practical examples and exercises, attendees will learn how to conduct the DPO role with regard to DPIAs, DSARs and other obligations.
Attendees will learn everything they need to act as a DPO within their organisation and ensure that GDPR compliance is expertly designed, implemented and maintained.
Learn from anywhere
Choose whether you attend Live Online or in person at one of our training venues throughout the UK.
See what our previous learners think about this course
93% of delegates passed the first time
96% agreed that adequate course materials were provided
97% found the course content to meet their expectations
100% agreed that the course content was relevant.
"Both trainers on our course were brilliant, they took time to get us engaged in the subject matter and answered questions for us. Very good at keeping us on topic too. "
- Clare, Records Officer, Combat Stress
"I have to say that the trainer was excellent throughout the course. He was very knowledgeable and provided me with the skills and knowledge to undertake the changes needed in our company. Was great to have such a passionate and enthusiastic trainer.”
- Cieran McAuley, Safe Places for Children NI
Who should attend this course?
Staff who have been appointed as a DPO who require training to perform the role, or individuals who would like to become a DPO.
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 course and the only one that’s ISO 17024 certificated.
Since then we have trained more than 8,000 professionals on the GDPR.
We offer more GDPR training dates and locations than anyone else.
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.
We have an extensive DPO services team that has created the course according to its knowledge of the DPO role in practical terms.
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.
What does this training course cover?
The legal background of the GDPR, intersection with the PECR, with freedom of information legislation, the Law Enforcement Directive and member state implementation approaches.
The requirements for the appointment of a DPO, the demands placed on the DPO, and on the controller or processor.
You will understand and be able to carry out the responsibility to inform and advise controllers or processors of their GDPR obligations.
You will be able to demonstrate essential training skills to better ‘inform and advise’.
How to monitor compliance with the GDPR.
The role of the DPO in relation to liaison with data subjects and with the supervisory authorities.
The DPO’s role in awareness-raising and staff training.
All aspects of the processing of personal data.
The purpose of data inventories, data flow mapping, the records of processing required by Article 30.
The requirements around Data Subject Access Requests and the DPO’s role in facilitating them.
The DPO’s role in incident management and response and in data breach reporting.
When and how to carry out a DPIA.
The trans-border data processing requirements, particularly in relation to cloud service providers.
What’s included in this course?
A professional training venue with lunch and refreshments;
Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
The Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) exam; and
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
Day 2: 9:15am – 5:00pm
Day 3: 9:15am – 5:00pm
Day 4: 9:15am – 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?
Before joining this course, you must know about the EU GDPR and have passed the Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation examination.
Please make sure you revise the topics covered in the course before attending the C-DPO Masterclass, as topics will not be revisited but may be included in the exam.
Is there any recommended reading?
We would recommend purchasing one or more of the following:
EU GDPR Implementation and Compliance Guide
Information Security Breaches
The True Cost of Information Security Breaches and Cyber Crime
C-DPO Foundation exam
Attendees take the ISO 17024-certificated online C-DPO exam set by IBITGQ
(International Board for IT Governance Qualifications). There is no extra charge for this exam.
Delivery method: Online
Duration: 4 hours
Format: Multiple choice
This course is equivalent to:
28 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 C-DPO Provisional qualification by IBITGQ.
To get the C-DPO Professional level qualification by IBITGQ, you must prove 24 months of DPO work experience and 100 CPD learning hours.
This course is accredited by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ).
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 given immediately after completing the exam, confirmed results will be issued within ten working days with your certificate to your email address.
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 for the exam.
Do I need to bring proof of identity?
Participants must have a form of photographic ID as the invigilator my request to check it prior to the exam.
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.
|Start date||Location / delivery|
|23 Nov 2021||London|