EU GDPR Foundation & Practitioner online

Course Summary

Please note, due to high demand for this training there are very limited spaces available on this online course.

Please submit your booking request via the buttons on the right hand side of this page and we will reply to you as soon as we have confirmed whether there are spaces available on the date you request.

The five-day Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation & Practitioner online course is an interactive live online session that covers the EU GDPR in depth, including implementation requirements, the necessary policies and processes, as well as important elements of effective data security management. It will also enable delegates to fulfil the mandatory role of data protection officer (DPO) under the EU GDPR.

This is primarily aimed at professionals working in the field of data protection and data privacy. It is also suitable for individuals with little experience but who wish to enter the field of data protection with a professional qualification.

Delivered by an experienced data protection consultant from IT Governance, this online training session is built on the foundations of their extensive practical experience gained advising on compliance with data privacy laws and related information security standards such as ISO 27001.

Delegates take the EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and Practitioner (EU GDPR P) online examinations. They are 60-minute and 90-minute, multiple-choice, ISO 17024-accredited exams set byIBITGQ.

If you prefer face-to-face training, the GTA offers a five-day EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner programme from the GTA training suite in St. Peter Port.


The EU GDPR will provide a single, harmonised data privacy law across the EU, and Guernsey will update its own law to reflect these new rules. All organisations need to respond to fast changing risk in this area – with cyber-attacks and poor information governance featuring heavily in recent times. The EU GDPR tightens up on rules around data security and information handling and will require a comprehensive risk-based approach by all those handling personal data.

Organisations have until May 2018 to prepare for the changes. Failing to do so risks significant reputational and financial penalties including fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20 million.


The one-day Foundation element of the course covers:

  • essential EU GDPR background and terminology
  • key differences between the Data Protection Act and the EU GDPR
  • data subjects and their rights
  • dealing with subject access requests
  • marketing requirements
  • the implementation path to EU GDPR compliance:
    • privacy by design
    • data protection impact assessments (DPIA)
    • data audits
    • training and competence requirements
    • incident response and breach reporting
    • updating policies and procedures
  • international data transfers
  • replacing Safe Harbor – the new requirements.

The EU GDPR Practitioner element of the course covers:

  • setting up a privacy compliance framework
  • the role of the DPO
  • common data security failures, consequences and lessons to be learnt
  • GDPR privacy principles
  • data protection impact assessments
  • developing a risk management framework
  • data mapping
  • the rights of data subjects
  • consent rules
  • subject access requests
  • the roles of and relationships between controllers and processors
  • dealing with third parties and data in the Cloud
  • demonstrating compliance with the GDPR
  • data breach reporting requirements
  • range of enforcement, regulatory and compensatory aspects of the GDPR.

Course Benefits

The course supports continued professional development and delegates who pass the included online exam are awarded the ISO 17024-accredited, EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and Practitioner (EU GDPR P) qualification by IBITGQ. It is also accredited by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and satisfies the IISP Skills Framework requirements at Level 1: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B1 and C2.

How to book:

The GTA will make your booking with the online training provider (IT Governance) once we receive payment from you. This is standard procedure for all online courses. Please book online or send us a booking form – click on the green buttons on the right of this page.

Tutor Profile

IT Governance is a professional services company, founded in 2002, with a wealth of consultancy skills that originally focused on information security/cybersecurity standards, notably ISO27001. Their consultants have extensive practical experience of designing and implementing management systems and help to develop the skills needed to deliver best practice and compliance in an organisation.

The company has an impressive track record having helped well over 130 clients over the years to successfully gain the coveted ISO27001 certificate, proving their compliance with one of the most demanding management system standards. They have since developed their offerings into various other management disciplines and now provide a comprehensive single source of information, advice, books, tools, consultancy and training for IT governance, risk management, compliance and IT security objectives.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates:

    4 September 2017
    2 October 2017
    13 November 2017
    4 December 2017
    8 January 2018
    22 January 2018
    12 March 2018
    19 March 2018
  • CPD Points: 35
  • Course Cost: £1946.00
  • Course Length: 5 full days (09:00 - 17:00)
  • Location: Online,
  • Tutor: IT Governance


Technical requirements: this is an online course which you take from the comfort of your home or work computer.

Your PC/laptop will need the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 or 9 or Mozilla Firefox version 16, 17, 18 or newer (ie v35.0)
  • Internet access
  • Switch off the pop-up blocker.
  • A functioning webcam
  • Speaker/audio functionality

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