Act Now Training is pleased to announce the launch of the Intermediate Certificate in GDPR Practice.
For the past three years, we have been working on a skills and competency framework for DPOs. Alongside industry experts and education professionals, we have undertaken a thorough analysis of all the core skills and competencies required for the DPO role and how they map against our wider GDPR course curriculum. The latter has been designed to allow delegates to easily map their personal learning journey and ensure they have the requisite level of knowledge and skill for their role.
Through this work, we have identified a need to further develop DPOs who have undertaken our GDPR Practitioner Certificate but who now wish to hone their DPO skills. Hence the emphasis in the intermediate certificate is on skills, as well as advanced knowledge, with delegates covering more challenging topics to gain a deeper awareness of the fundamental data protection principles.
This new course is part of our ongoing commitment to encouraging the development of Information Governance as a recognised profession. Through our involvement in NADPO and the IRMS over the past 20 years, Act Now has been actively encouraging new entrants to the IG profession and providing quality training to assist in their learning and development. When the DP and IG Apprenticeship was launched last year, we became one of the first training companies to partner up with a leading apprenticeship provider to deliver specialist IG training and materials to apprentices.
These have led to our partner, Damar, recruiting over 100 apprentices and helping them lay the foundations for a successful career in IG.
Ibrahim Hasan, Course Director, said:
“Having listened to the demand from our delegates and taken soundings from IG experts, we are excited to launch the Intermediate Certificate in GDPR Practice. This new course is a great option for those with an established knowledge base and experience in data protection who wish to level up their knowledge and sharpen their skills. It is also an ideal stepping stone for those contemplating our Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice.”
This new course will challenge delegates, who have completed our GDPR Practitioner Certificate, by looking at previously covered subjects in more depth and complexity. These include getting to grips with Principle 1 and interpreting lawfulness, fairness and transparency in the light of ICO and EU enforcement action. We also work through more complex subject access requests applying exemptions and considering the practical aspects.
The course also covers new and topical data protection subjects such as the processing of children’s data, use of AI and consideration of data ethics.
We also take time to compare data protection laws around the world and consider the changes to the UK data protection regime proposed by the recently announced revised Data Protection and Digital Information Bill.
This course is set over three days (one day per week) and can be attended online or in the classroom. Each day is designed to develop delegates’ ability to understand and apply the UK DP law in a practical context using case studies and exercises. On completion of the course, delegates are required to complete a practical assessment within 30 days.
Our teaching style is based on practical and engaging workshops covering theory alongside hands-on application. Delegates will have personal tutor support throughout the course and access to a comprehensive online resource lab ensuring they have the best opportunity for success.
Who will this course benefit?
This course is ideal for those who have completed our GDPR Practitioner Certificate who wish to sharpen their skills and knowledge before undertaking the Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice.
The first course is scheduled for April. We have a special introductory price for a limited period. If you would like a chat with Ibrahim to discuss your suitability for the course, please get in touch.