Learn the correct methods of compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016.
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Data Protection and GDPR Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 12 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Data Protection level 2 training gives learners an insight into the regulations that cover the storage and security of data in the workplace. Keeping data safe is a legal requirement and the course covers these requirements to ensure that staff understand why and how we comply with the rules.

Learn how to understand your requirements under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)  and learn about the requirements to handle a Subject Access Request (SAR).

The course covers the data protection principles as well as other relevant data protection subjects allowing compliance for companies and employees.  

Subject Access Requests or SAR's are an important subject for all employees to understand as they can be submitted to all members of staff so it is vital that everyone understands how important they are and what to do with them when they are received by any business.

Included in this course are the latest General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR regulations which came in to effect in May 2018. it covers the roles within GDPR and responsibilities under GDPR.  GDPR is an ongoing process and gives data subjects rights that have to be understood and respected by all businesses. The course covers data principles, legal basis and what to do when a potential data breach occurs.

If you would prefer a class-based lesson at your workplace nationally we have a network of instructors who can deliver the training at your workplace and we also offer a level 3 Data Protection and GDPR course for managers, employers and businesses.

This qualification and most of the other ProTrainings qualifications are Endorsed by TQUK to show our commitment to extra levels of compliance and quality assurance.

Companies, organisations or agencies are encouraged to contact us for group discounts and information about onsite training and how our system can be used to track and monitor your staff training.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • All industry sectors need data protection training
  • Financial sector
  • Medical staff
  • Self-employed
  • All staff employed by companies
  • Business owners

This course comes with 3.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 12 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For the contents of our video online course, visit the Data protection course.

The contents included in the classroom course are:

  • Purpose of the Act
  • Legal Framework
  • Aims of the Act
  • General Data Protection Regulations
  • ICO – Information Commissioner
  • Public Authorities and Freedom of Information
  • The Date Controller
  • Data Protection Principles
  • Privacy Shield
  • What is Personal Data?
  • Who holds Personal Data?
  • Individual Rights
  • Subject Access Request (SAR)
  • Processing Personal Data
  • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
  • Data Breaches
  • Data Protection Officers (DPO)
  • International
  • Exemptions/Derogations
  • Improving Data Protection
  • Record keeping, Management and an Individual Rights
  • Cybercrime – Phishing and Malware
  • Business Email Compromise
  • Text and Phone Scams
  • Data Protraction student manual V8.0 (NEW DESIGN AND UPDATED)
  • Conducting privacy impact assessments code of practice - Data Protection Act
  • Consent under the GDPR blog article from the ICO
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Data Protection Act 1998 download
  • Data Protection GDPR Check list
  • Data protection and the rights of access to data for a data subject
  • Data protection by design and default from the ICO
  • Data protection impact assessments from ICO
  • Facebook group we recommend you follow for ideas
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • GDPR - Documentation controller template
  • GDPR - simplified data inventory
  • GDPR Data Inventory spreadsheet
  • GDPR consent guidance from ICO
  • GDPR still relevant for the UK? Link to the ICO blog
  • GDPR the actual law link
  • GDPR – sorting the fact from the fiction
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) FAQs for small organisations
  • Getting ready for the GDPR fro small businesses
  • Getting ready for the GDPR resources
  • High capacity lockable storage drive
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • ICO link to Access Aware Campaign for posters, stickers and e-learning
  • Information on the EU Privacy Shield
  • Link to ICO Website
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Lockable 8 gig USB stick on Amazon
  • Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the ICO website
  • Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) steps to take now
  • SAR Record Sheet Example
  • SAR Request
  • Sending personal data outside the European Economic Area (Principle 8) link to ICO website
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Subject Access Request – what is an individual entitled to?
  • Subject access request: checklist on the ICO website
  • Suzanne Dibble, the Small Business Law Expert FaceBook page
  • The Department of Commerce for more information on the privacy shield
  • Useful link on the HSBC website on invoice fraud and other fraud
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

We offer a full range of training courses across all business sectors as video online, blended and nationwide at your business or our local training centres. With over 350 courses you can learn at a time and place that meets your busy schedules and save money on travel and costs away from the office.

Are your courses Endorsed?

Yes, all ProTrainings courses are Endorsed by TQUK in addition to other approvals and endorsements to give you a quality compliant qualification for your courses whatever delivery method you take.

Why do I need accredited training courses?

Whether you are employed, running a business or taking training for other reasons, you need to ensure the course is trustworthy and will pass due diligence checks.  Taking courses that are accredited gives you peace of mind of the quality, compliance and that your certificate will be accepted. Choosing ISO companies to ensure they are externally verified.

Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class course locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

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