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.
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.
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.
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