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The course described on this page covers the BCS Data Protection Practitioner syllabus dealing with the Data Protection Act regime based on the GDPR (40 hr syllabus). The objective is to provide a detailed and practical understanding of all Data Protection elements.

The course content of the STANDARD COURSE is as follows:

Day 1

Introduction, history of GDPR. The structure of the DP Bill definitions (personal data, processor, controller etc), Manual unstructured data held by FOI public authorities Manual unstructured data. Law Enforcement Definitions. Territorial scope and jurisdiction.

Day 2

Lawfulness of processing Principles (transparency, Accountability, security); DPIA and Data Protection by Design, role of Data Protection Officer. Data Loss Reporting. The controller/processor relationship. Transfers of personal data outside EEA (including Brexit options not examinable).

Day 3

ILaw Enforcement parts of the Bill. Rights of data subjects.

Day 4

(DP Bill & Law Enforcement) and commencing the Sectors (full description on Day 5).

Day 5

Sectors (part 2) Data sharing, Internet, HR, Marketing including Marketing under PECR Good Practice. CCTV. Data matching, data analytics and data warehousing (big data and profiling.  Public sector processing/Health.

Day 6

Commissioner’s powers, Codes of Practice, notification, Offences exam prep (and Mock exam to take home).

Day 7

IAfternoon: Half day (BCS exam).

Follow the link for information about the STANDARD DATA PROTECTION PRACTITIONER COURSE

The fee for the course is £2,320+VAT per delegate for six days of training and mock exam; this includes the £175 exam fee which we collect for BCS. NADPO and Data Protection Forum members have £150 discount You can book multiple delegates for the same course in one booking.


Date: course Location Price (ex VAT) Online booking
13,14,15,20,21,22 March. Exam 9 April London £2,320.00 Book
10th, 11th, 12th, 24th, 25th, 26th April Exam on 10th May London £2,320.00 Book
15th, 16th, 17th, 22,23, 24th May Exam on 8th June London £2,320.00 Book
12, 13, 14 June and 19, 20, 21 June; Exam 3 July. Leeds £2,320.00 Book
17, 18, 19 July and 11, 12, 13 September; Exam 24 September. London £2,320.00 Book
6, 7, & 8 November, and 20, 21 & 22 November; Exam 3 December. London £2,320.00 Book

The next Standard will be advertised as soon as the above courses finish; alternatively if you want more information or to book now please use the booking form  in the course brochure the contact us facility

If you or not sure whether you want the DATA PROTECTION FOUNDATION QUALIFICATION or the DATA PROTECTION PRACTITIONER QUALIFICATION please use the contact us facility.

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