Data Protection for Schools
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Under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR, all schools are classified as data controllers, because they hold large amounts of personal information about pupils, members of staff, parents, governors, and visitors. As a result, schools are required to appoint a data protection officer, and must comply with the law for all data processing activities - these include collecting, storing, sharing, and using data.
This Data Protection for Schools course explains what your responsibilities are under the UK data protection law and the EU GDPR, and will help you understand the steps you should take to ensure that your school’s data processing activities are secure and legally compliant.
By completing this course, you will:
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
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.
High Speed Training is proud to work with experts in education to create content that is up to date, relevant and practical. By taking a course with us, you can be confident that you and your staff will have the knowledge to safely carry out your jobs using best industry practice.
If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!
What is data protection?, key definitions, GDPR - what is it? and will Brexit affect it?, the Data Protection Act 2018, and a case study.
|2||The Principles of Data Protection|| |
Fair, lawful, and transparent processing, purpose limitations, data minimisation, accuracy, data retention and storage, sharing data, data security, and accountability.
|3||Legal Grounds for Processing and Obtaining Consent|| |
Collecting data, performance of a contract, legal compliance, vital interests and public interest, legitimate interests, obtaining consent, photographs, CCTV and biometrics, methods for obtaining consent, withdrawing consent and existing consent.
|4||Data Subject Right|| |
Data subject rights, access rights, the right to be forgotten, the right to restriction and rectification, and the right to object, data portability, and automated processing.
|5||Data 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.|
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.
All schools are data controllers and process large amounts of data about their students, staff, and parents, so it is vital that every member of staff understands how to process that data securely and in line with the law. Data Protection for Schools is suitable for staff working in a school environment at all levels, and no previous knowledge is required. It is suitable for both data controllers and data processors.
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