BCS Certificate in Data Protection

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Data Protection Training

BCS Certificate in Data Protection provides the ideal qualification for those having data protection responsibilities within their organisation.


The BCS Certificate in Data Protection is a comprehensive 5 day course that explores the nature of privacy and its relevance to today’s society. The implications surrounding improper disclosure or leakage to individuals and organisations have never been greater, with the need to ensure compliance of the Data Protection Act 1998 at an all time high.

Who would benefit?

The ISEB Certificate in Data Protection provides a qualification that demonstrates confidence in those individuals with Data Protection responsibilities.

“The BCS Certificate in Data Protection is used by the Information Commissioner’s Office to train its own staff.”

Those experienced in data protection issues, as well as those new to the subject, need to be trained so that their organisations are assured compliance is continually addressed.

Course Overview

The course follows the latest BCS syllabus, and prepares delegates for the BCS Certificate in Data Protection examination.

The aim of this qualification is to promote an in-depth understanding of how Data Protection works in practice. The program places the Act in the context of human rights
and promotes good practice within organisations, rather than simply focusing on the mechanics of regulation.

On completion of the course delegates should be able to explain the origins and identify the broader context of the Act. In addition to this delegates will have the knowledge to practically apply the Acts principles.

Award holders will gain sufficient knowledge to develop and maintain practical policies and procedures for the management of Data Protection processes, as well as
understanding what needs to be achieved to attain organisational compliance.

1. Context:

 What is Privacy?
 History & Origins

2. Law:

 Definitions
 Notifications
 The 8 Principles
 Individual Rights
 Exemptions

3. Criminal Offences:

 Application
 Compliance
 Case Studies
 Codes of Practice

4. Related legislation & regulations:

 Privacy & Communications Reg’s
 Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA)
 Freedom of Information Acts
 Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)

Course duration: 5 Days plus additional Prep day and exam included.

Cost: £1895 + VAT

Data Protection Training Scotland, Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Dunfermline and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

Data Protection Training Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, India, Ghana and Nigeria is also available.

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