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Fees and Discounts

This page presents the fees and discounts for each day of training including our fees associated with courses leading to a BCS qualification (i.e. the Foundation level courses in DP and CISMP and our “standard” or “intensive” Practitioner courses in DP/FOI).

The page also highlights the discounts for NADPO members, for Data Protection Forum   members and for Charities, hospices etc. If you are seeking more than one qualification, the additional savings can be obtained via our IG Passport. In this regard Amberhawk is one of NADPO's recommended providers of training in Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Fees: Single training days

The fee for a single public day training course is £400+VAT. However, we apply a discount for multiple day bookings; a booking of two delegate training days attracts a 5% discount (e.g. 2x£400 = £800 minus 5%= £760); three days (3x£400 = £1200 minus 10% = £1,080), four days (15%) up to a maximum of 20% discount for a booking of 5 or more day courses.

Fees: CISMP (BCS Foundation Qualification)

The total cost of the Foundation course in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) is £1,905 plus VAT per delegate; this covers the 5.5 day training course (£1,760), mock exams and half day for the BCS exam (fee of £145).

Fees: Data Protection/GDPR (BCS Foundation Qualification)

The total cost of the Foundation course in Data Protection is £1,225 plus VAT per delegate; this covers 3 days of training (£1080 including 10% discount on training costs and the mock exam) and the BCS exam fee of £145

Fees for BCS Qualifications based on the new Data Protection Bill/GDPR

The fee for the new Foundation course is unchanged from that described above (£1,225+VAT); it remains 3 days
The fee for the new Practitioner course is that of the “Intensive” course (£2,270+VAT) but is calculated differently.
  • 6 days of GDPR training at the discounted rate (£1,920 ex VAT).
  • The Mock exam to do at home (£175 ex VAT)
  • BCS exam to be taken remotely or at the training venue (£175 ex VAT)
The fee for the Conversion Practitioner course
This course is aimed for those who have already attained the BCS Practitioner certificate for the Data Protection Act 1998 and want to upgrade to the GDPR/ DP Act 2018 Practitioner certificate.  The cost is £1,070+VAT made up from:

  • 2 days of training at the discounted rate (£760 ex VAT)
  • Mock exam to do at home (£145 ex VAT)
  • BCS exam to be taken remotely or at the training venue (£145 ex VAT)

Discounts: Information Governance Passport

Amberhawk’s IG Passport offers further discounted rates on our course fees when more than one qualification course (Practitioner or Foundation) is booked. Once you have an IG Passport you can use it for any public Amberhawk Training course, for any delegate, from any organisation and at any time.

Discounts for charities, hospices etc

Charities, housing associations, hospices or voluntary/community groups can apply for the Shelagh Gaskill Bursary. Please look at the Bursary pages of our web-site and complete the booking form on the “Brochures” part of the web-site. The discount is worth up to £600.

Discounts for NADPO or Data Protection Forum

We are also delighted to feature NADPO and the Data Protection Forum as organisations we have long been associated with and which we recommend.  Indeed Amberhawk provide speakers for their events and we attend on a regular basis. The discount on offer is equivalent to a year’s free subscription to either of these bodies.

The discount is worth £150 if you book any BCS/ISEB Practitioner course.. The automated booking system will deduct the discount. If you book one of our on-site courses, there is a discount of £100 per day off our fees.

Both these bodies are professional organisations that represent people working in the field of data protection and freedom of information. Often working in the field of data protection and FOI means ploughing a lonely furrow; attendance at NADPO or Forum functions allows you to keep up to date on current issues, discuss problems with fellow professionals in the field, and network with other people in like-minded organisations. If you are not a member, we strongly advise that you take this opportunity to enrol as we are essentially providing a “cost free” trial for half a year.

If you are not a member, you can still claim the discount if you promise to join either NADPO or the Data Protection Forum within a week of booking the course.

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