Online Courses

Introducing GDPR (Approved by CPD)

CPD Approved

Course Description

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to strengthen and unify the principles of
data protection for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area.

The GDPR is an incredibly important change to data privacy regulations so understanding its correct
implementation is vital for all UK businesses and organisations, and particularly for staff who
regularly deal with personal data.

This online course is designed specially for those front line staff and provides a clear introduction to
the main elements of the GDPR, including compliance and the consequences of non-compliance.
It explains the roles of key players – Data Protection Officers, Data Controllers, Data Protection Leads
and Data Processors and covers the main categories of personal data, along with the six lawful bases
for processing data, and how to audit the data your organisation holds.

Other topics examined include the Seven Principles of the GDPR and the Eight Rights for Individuals,
along with the importance of your Privacy Policy – how to construct one, and how to use it
effectively when dealing with data subjects.

Finally, there’s important information on data breaches; how to avoid them, what to do if one is
discovered and how to file a breach report.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at anyone who has access to personal data. This mainly applied to front line
data processors but will also include HR personnel, supervisors and managers.


Understanding the reasons for and scope of the GDPR can mean that data is handled professionally,
securely and in compliance with the Law. This is a benefit for individuals and the company as a
whole as it provides a level of confidence that things are being done correctly and protection from
potential legal issues.

CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually
developing themselves.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the
modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work
and personal life.

Further Progression

If this course is used as part of employee induction then it can be bundled with other health and
safety courses such as DSE Awareness or Basic Fire Safety.

For those doing this course to improve themselves we have a wide range of other business skills
courses that could further enhance their abilities and knowledge. These include Managing meetings,
Time Management and Stress Awareness.

Course Overview

  • Duration

    60 mins
  • Approved by

  • Number of lessons

  • Cost


Module Overview

Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Introducing GDPR1Introduction70
Introducing GDPR2 Data Processing70
Introducing GDPR3 Types of Data70
Introducing GDPR4 Data Subjects’ Rights70
Introducing GDPR5 Data Breaches70