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GDPR Data Protection Certificate

GDPR Data Protection Certificate



The rise of smartphones and social media over the past 15 years has led to many of us worrying about our data privacy. Until recently, the government was stuck with legislation from the mid-90s, wholly unfit to deal with the challenges of modern life. But GDPR has changed all of that. Coming into force in May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation gives people more control over their own data and penalises companies who misuse it for profit. If your business breaches GDPR, you may be looking at a fine of up to 4% of your annual global turnover, or €20 million – whichever is greater.


The benefits of the act are obvious. Businesses are estimated to save billions due to the simpler laws, and the EU hopes that giving people more control over their information will lead to more trust in technology companies and the digital economy as a whole.

But what impact will Brexit have on GDPR? A surprisingly small one. Although Britain is still negotiating its exit from the EU, it’s already passed an almost identical version of GDPR, called the Data Protection Act. So regardless of how we leave, the law won’t change.

GDPR applies to every business dealing with the data of EU subjects, even if they are based outside of the EU itself, so it’s essential you learn how to stay on the right side of this new law.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The GDPR Data Protection Certificate is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Course Curriculum

Module 01
Module 01: GDPR Aim 00:30:00
Module 02
Module 02: GDPR Definition and Principles 00:30:00
Module 03
Module 03: Processing, Consent and Subject Rights 00:30:00
Module 04
Module 04: Data Controller, Security and Processor Obligations 00:30:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – GDPR Data Protection Certificate 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – GDPR Data Protection Certificate 00:20:00

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