Spring Offer: Get 10% off on all day courses and special discounts on GDPR certificates

Spring is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by learning something new? Act Now Training are offering a special Spring sale with 10% off on all one day courses until 21/04/23. Plus, we have some exciting discounts on our GDPR certificates! 

Our one day courses are designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of various information governance topics, including data protection, records management, FOI and information security. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional, our courses are tailored to meet your specific needs. 

But that’s not all! We also have some exclusive discounts on our GDPR certifications. You can get a 10% discount on our NEW Intermediate Certificate in GDPR course (Valued at £195) and a mega £150 off on our Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice course. 

Our Intermediate Certificate in GDPR strengthens the foundations established by our UK GDPR Practitioner certificate. Delegates will cover more challenging topics and gain a deeper awareness of the fundamental data protection principles. It is an excellent option for those with an established knowledge base and experience in data protection who wish to level up their knowledge and sharpen their skills. 

Our Advanced Certificate in GDPR course is perfect for those who want to take their GDPR knowledge to the next level. This course covers the more complex aspects of GDPR and provides you with the practical skills needed to manage GDPR compliance effectively. You will learn how to break down complex multi-faceted scenarios and learn how to analyse case law, MPNs, ICO reprimands and Enforcement notices. This course is unlike any other, it challenges delegates with real world complex scenarios and is excellent in showcasing a much higher level of knowledge depth and understanding. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your information governance skills and take advantage of our Spring sale. To take advantage of this offer, simply book your chosen course before 21/04/23 and enter the code SPRING10 at checkout and the relevant discount will be applied.

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.

Act Now Launches New Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice


Act Now Training is pleased to announce the launch of the Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice. It comes following 12 months of development and as a result of the success of our GDPR Practitioner Certificate which, over the last few years, has cemented its position as the gold standard for data protection qualifications.  

Our courses are practical and jargon free. We focus on teaching the skills and knowledge to help delegates do their job every day. Our aim is to help delegates become the most complete DPO for the ever-changing privacy landscape.  

The training provided practical guidance with useful examples to help inform my application of GDPR in the workplace. The focus was on how to use it rather than learning all the legal minutiae, and from the first session I was able to go away and use what I’d learnt in my Information Governance role.EG, Hampshire CC  

A highly informative and interactive course which helped to join the dots together and add layers to my understanding of a complex area. I had some reservations as to how it would be possible to achieve an effective course remotely and would it be as engaging as a classroom-based alternative. Frank managed all this and more, he was approachable, highly knowledgeable and made sure the participants were understanding the content.
I would not hesitate to recommend to colleagues.SW, Harrogate BC 

Having trained over 1500 data protection professionals on our GDPR Practitioner Certificate, we have now answered their call for a more advanced GDPR qualification to help them enhance their skills and knowledge. 

The new Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice consists of a series of challenging masterclasses in which delegates will analyse and evaluate thought-provoking case studies designed to help them deconstruct and interpret complex GDPR issues. This will help them gain a deeper understanding of the GDPR and further their ability to navigate the legislation and its application. 

The course is set over three days; approximately one masterclass per month and will take a total of 12 weeks to complete. Delegates should expect to do at least five hours of self-study prior to each masterclass. A practical project will be required to be submitted at the end of the course.  

This course has been designed and will be delivered by our senior associate, Susan Wolf, and our director, Ibrahim Hasan. Susan has over ten years’ experience teaching practitioners on the LLM Information Rights Law at Practice at Northumbria University. She has also designed our very popular FOI Practitioner Certificate course. Ibrahim has been designing and delivering practical data protection courses for over 20 years. 

Ibrahim said: 

“I am really looking forward to teaching this course. I hope to challenge, inspire and provoke delegates into thinking about advanced GDPR concepts and their application.
It will be hard work for the delegates (and the tutor) but worth it! 

These together with a series of practical tasks is sure to enthuse and excite delegates on their way to advancing their skills.” 

This advanced course is exclusively available to those who have completed the Act Now  GDPR Practitioner Certificate as it builds on the knowledge and skills developed in that course. There is an application process for places which are limited to 8 per course.  

The course has a special introductory price of £2,150 plus vat, which is £500 off the RRP. Application forms are available on our website. If you wish to discuss your suitability for this course before applying, please get in touch and we will be happy to help. 

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