Act Now Launches Updated GDPR Practitioner Certificate  

Act Now Training is pleased to announce the launch of its updated GDPR Practitioner Certificate. This course has been running successfully for the past five years with excellent delegate reviews: 

“The course was very useful as an IG Officer. The trainer was knowledgeable and explained some complex aspects of the legislation using interesting examples and real life scenarios. The course materials and handbook are invaluable and I know I will reuse them in conjunction with my usual resources.” NC, Lincolnshire County Council  

“I would highly recommend this online course which was well structured and interactive. The course tutor was engaging and made a complex subject accessible. There was a good balance between understanding the legal framework and practical application. I learnt a great deal which will help me in my DPO role.” RS, London Councils  

Key features of the new course include an updated course curriculum, new exercises and more emphasis on helping delegates develop key DPO skills.  

Our Motivation  

This revised course is part of our ongoing commitment to encourage and assist new talent in the IG 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.  

Course Content 

The course curriculum has been updated in the light of Act Now’s Skills and Competency Framework for DPOs. For the past three years we have been working on this framework, alongside industry experts and education professionals, by thoroughly analysing all the core skills and competencies required for the DPO role and how they map against our wider GDPR course curriculum.  

Completing the course will enable delegates to gain a thorough understanding of the UK GDPR and develop the skills required to do their job with greater ease and confidence. In addition to the main course topics such as principles, rights and enforcement we have introduced new topics such as the ICO Accountability Framework. We also take time to consider the latest ICO enforcement action and the changes to the UK data protection regime proposed by the recently announced Data Protection and Digital Information Bill

Completing the GDPR Practitioner Certificate will enable delegates to gain a thorough understanding of the UK GDPR. The course will help delegates interpret the data protection principles in a practical context, drafting privacy notices, undertaking DPIAs and reporting data breaches. 

The course teaching style is based on four practical and engaging workshops covering theory alongside hands-on application using case studies that equip delegates with knowledge and skills that can be used immediately. Delegates will also have personal tutor support throughout the course and access to a comprehensive revised online resource lab. 

The DPO Learning Pathway 

The updated UK GDPR Practitioner Certificate is part of our learning pathway for Data Protection Officers. Once completed they can move on to the Intermediate Certificate in GDPR Practice where the emphasis 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.  

Our premier certification is the Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice, tailored for seasoned Data Protection Officers seeking to refine and expand their expertise. The course comprises a rigorous set of masterclasses that engage delegates in dissecting and interpreting intricate GDPR scenarios through compelling case studies. This immersive experience empowers participants with the skills and confidence needed to tackle even the most challenging Data Protection and Privacy scenarios they may encounter.

If you would like a chat to discuss your suitability for any of our certificate courses, please get in touch.  

Spring Offer: Get 10% off on all day courses and special discounts on GDPR certificates. Click on the link to find out more and take advantage of this limited time offer!

Introducing the New UK GDPR Handbook

GDPR Handbook Front Cover with Tabs cropped

Act Now Training is pleased to announce the launch of the new UK GDPR Handbook.

The handbook is designed for data protection practitioners and legal advisers who require a complete guide to the UK Data Protection regime post Brexit.

The UK’s exit from the European Union has resulted in changes to the principal UK Data Protection legislation namely the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (EU GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The revision of the GDPR, pursuant to the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, is now known as the ‘UK GDPR’.

The UK GDPR Handbook sets out the full text of the UK GDPR laid out in a clear and easy to read format including tabs for ease of navigation. Tabs have been the most requested feature from user feedback of our popular EU GDPR Handbook.

The Handbook cross references the EU GDPR recitals, which also now form part of the UK GDPR, allowing for a more logical reading. Amendments, insertions and deletions (made by the 2019 regulations and shown in the Keeling Schedule) have been clearly indicated, using a colour coding system, to allow users to easily identify what has been changed. Relevant provisions of the amended DPA 2018 have been included where they contribute to the further understanding of the UK GDPR. Guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office, Article 29 Working Party and the European Data Protection Board is also signposted to assist users in interpreting the legislation.

Act Now has sold over 3000 copies of the EU GDPR Handbook. This new publication will be a valuable addition to data protection practitioners’ libraries. Ibrahim Hasan, the editor of the UK GDPR Handbook, said:

“I am really pleased with the publication of the UK GDPR handbook. My team and I have tried to produce a clear and easy to follow publication which will help practitioners navigate their way around this complex legislation.”

SPECIAL PRE ORDER PRICE

The UK GDPR Handbook will soon be on sale at £54.95 plus p&p.

We have a special price of only pre order price of £44.95 plus p&p until 12th March 2021 for the first 500 copies. Orders will be shipped from 22nd March 2021. Order now here.

Act Now will be donating £1 for each handbook sold to our chosen charity Woodgate Community Food based in Leicester.

Delegates on  the Act NowAdvanced Certificate  in GDPR Practice  will receive a complimentary copy of the UK GDPR Handbook as part of their course materials.

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