Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice: A great set of first results


After 18 months of development, working with industry experts, Act Now Training is pleased to announce the completion of its first ever Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice course. Congratulations to all the delegates who successfully completed the course. It has been a fantastic four month journey, from the first masterclass through to results day.

The Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice course is the the first of its kind and is proving very popular amongst practitioners. It builds on the knowledge and skills of data protection practitioners by focussing on analysing and evaluating complex  data protection issues. These skills are designed to help them interpret the legislation with greater understanding, equipping them with a skillset to tackle tricky data protection issues. 

The first group consisted of a great set of delegates, from both the public and private sector, who were fully engaged and pushed themselves. The feedback shows that they really enjoyed the innovative format and the skills being taught:

“There is no doubt that this course has pushed me and got me out of my comfort zone, but in a very positive way, I genuinely feel I have improved both my skillset and understanding of data protection on this course.” Michael Pennington, Head of Operations & Security at Health Intelligence

“ I would wholeheartedly recommend the Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice as it is a very different course. I definitely feel more informed and confident in my role with knowledge and techniques I have learned. But perhaps more importantly I have explored new avenues of learning with the enforcement notices and watching the training videos, whilst engaging with some industry leaders in data protection and some of my peers.” Zara Harrington, Data Protection Manager and DPO, Leaders Romans Group

“The course has reignited my passion for data-protection.” Neil Murphy, Governance and Data Protection Manager, North Star Community Trust

“The format of the learning also gave me a safe space to practice new skills, to analyse the legislation and to have robust conversations with my fellow students.” Gill Rust, People’s Postcode Lottery

“Despite the hard work, the training has been enjoyable – helped hugely by the great group of DPOs who were open to listening and challenging opinions and of course, Ibrahim and Susan who were supportive throughout.”

The syllabus has been designed in consultation with experienced data protection practitioners from both the public and private sectors. The Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice is one of the reasons why we have been nominated for this year’s IRMS awards; Supplier of the Year and Innovation of the Year.

Ibrahim Hasan, solicitor and course director said:

“We are delighted to see the first group complete the course and with such fantastic results!  They were a pleasure to teach and their enthusiasm was encouraging. I am glad that their hard work has paid off. Their feedback has really helped us to further improve the course for the next cohorts. ”

The first five courses have been fully booked. We have added more course dates in Autumn. More information here.

Author: actnowtraining

Act Now Training is Europe's leading provider of information governance training, serving government agencies, multinational corporations, financial institutions, and corporate law firms. Our associates have decades of information governance experience. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality training that is practical and makes the complex simple. Our extensive programme ranges from short webinars and one day workshops through to higher level practitioner certificate courses delivered online or in the classroom.

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