Data Protection Online Training Course

Data Protection
£25 +VAT

This online Data Protection course is designed to help businesses and individuals comply with the essential principles of the Data Protection Act and the EU and UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you handle personal information as part of your work, then data protection should be integral to your daily activities. This course explains what your responsibilities are under data protection law so that you understand how to collect data legally, obtain consent where required, process data in accordance with the law and ensure data security.

Looking for information on how to implement GDPR? Find out more about our GDPR Training Course
  • Developed by a qualified legal professional
  • Approved by CPD and IIRSM
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

All businesses are required to comply with data protection law. If you handle any sort of personal information as part of your work, whether it’s about customers, clients, members of the public or employees, then you have a responsibility to keep that personal data safe and secure and process it in line with the GDPR. 

This Data Protection course is suitable for staff at all levels and no previous knowledge is required. It is suitable for both data controllers and data processors. 

The course is relevant to all types of businesses, including charities, professionals, sole traders and membership organisations, etc. 

If you use the internet as part of your day to day work then you may also be interested in taking our Cyber Security Training.


CPD Approved
IIRSM Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Additionally, this course has been independently recognised by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management as meeting the standards of its Training Approval Scheme.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 2 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Introduction to Data Protection and the EU and UK GDPR

What is data protection? Key definitions, GDPR – what is it and Brexit, case studies.

2The Principles of Data Protection Fair, lawful and transparent processing, purpose limitations, data minimisation, accuracy, data retention and storage, data security and accountability.
3Legal Grounds for Processing and Obtaining Consent

Collecting data, performance of a contract, legal compliance, vital interests and public interests, legitimate interests, obtaining consent, methods for obtaining consent and withdrawing consent.

4Data Subject Rights Access rights, the right to be forgotten, the right to restriction, rectification and objection, data portability and automated processing.
5Data Protection Responsibilities Who has responsibility for data protection? Data controllers, data processors, data protection officers, data protection by design and default, data security, reporting breaches, transferring data and consequences of non-compliance.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand the key terms used in data protection law.
  • Understand their responsibilities under the EU and UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act.
  • Have knowledge of the principles of data protection that all organisations must adhere to.
  • Understand the lawful grounds for processing personal information.
  • Understand how to obtain consent from data subjects.
  • Have an understanding of data subject rights, including access rights and the right to be forgotten.
  • Recognise the responsibilities of data controllers, data processors and data protection officers.
  • Understand how to ensure data security and report personal data breaches.
  • Be familiar with the consequences of non-compliance.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.