This training course would benefit anyone who has or would like to have a level of responsibility for data protection within an organisation. It would also be beneficial for those who need to understand the changes required to help their business become, or remain GDPR compliant.
Data protection responsibilities fall into most departments within an organisation, therefore having an appointed speciailist in a team would be beneficial and could prevent any data breaches, resulting in costly fines of up to €20 million.
While it is not a prerequisite, it would be beneficial for delegates to have already studied the BCS Prortection Foundation Certificate, and as such, we suggest you do so before moving onto Practitioner level.
You will learn the key skills to support your current job role in Data Protection, or to embark on a new career in this field.
In addition you will also benefit from:
BCS Membership Benefits
This course benefits from 1-year BCS membership worth £92, which is available when you pass your first exam.
Benefits of Associate Membership include:
The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection is beneficial for many different businesses, divisions and job titles.
Working in areas including:
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With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending our training course, you can attend the same training again for free.
All we ask is that you:
Please note: Students retaking the course must use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement(s).
Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would be an additional cost.
Principles of data protection and applicable terminology (5%)
Lawful bases for processing of personal data (5%)
Governance and accountability of data protection within organisations (20%)
Interaction between controller and processor, and role of third parties (10%)
Transfers of personal data to third countries or international organisations (2.5%)
Data subject rights (5%)
The role of supervisory authorities (SAs) (7.5%)
Breaches, Enforcement and Liability (12.5%)
Processing of personal data in relation to children (2.5%)
Specific provisions in data protection legislation of relevance to public authorities (7.5%)
Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (PECR) 2003 (5%)
Application of data protection legislation in key areas of industry (10%)
Type - Multiple-choice.
Number of questions – 40.
Duration - 90-Mins.
Supervised - Yes.
Open book - No.
Pass mark – 26/40 (65%).
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