Covered in this course

The GDPR Essentials Training course is broken down into 3 sections.

1) Personal Data

Right now, how many organisations do you think have access to your personal data? 10? 20 organisations? It’s probably a lot more than you think! 

This section looks at what is included as personal data, what is meant by ‘processing’ this type of data and what rights each of us has over our own personal data.

The first section of our GDPR training gives an introduction to the new regulations.

2) The Principles of Data Protection

Everyone who uses personal data has to follow strict rules and you’ll learn about these as the principles of data protection. They’re important, as they help you and your organisation ensure that personal data is used in a way that protects the rights of the people whose data it is, and following them is key to complying with the GDPR.

This section looks at each of the Principles of Data Protection in turn, covering privacy notices and fair processing notices and the need for explicit consent.

The GDPR will change the way data is processed.

3) Integrity & Confidentiality

The sixth principle is all about keeping personal data safe and secure. It’s about protecting data from accidental or deliberate loss, destruction, damage or unauthorised access.

What you do as a person who uses or processes data can have a very significant effect on the security of your organisation’s data. So, you need to know how to keep data safe.

In this section, we’re looking at who’s responsible for keeping personal information safe and how this can be done – such as through day-to-day good practice and good computer security.

Learn how to keep peoples data secure with our GDPR Essentials training.

GDPR Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This GDPR Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your GDPR Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.

GDPR Training certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 1,429 real user reviews.

4.27 out of 5
Easy to understand and informative.

I thought the training course was informative, easy to understand and gave all the necessary information as to why data protection is so important not only to a company but also to the individual concerned.

Good explanations

Covers GDPR well and to the point.

Execellent Training

GDPR Essentials Training was very well explained and easy to follow. Structurally very well laid out and easy to navigate through. Would highly recommend this course.

Very concise and easy to follow.

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Succinct and informative

All the relevant information was in this course and it was straightforward.

Clear, concise and easy to participate

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Very Informative Learning

GDPR Essesntials Training Session was very educative and informative against individuals data protection and our rights to know the extend upto which our data will be used. Nice experience to cover this training session and completing the test successfully.

very informative course

easy to listen and take in the information

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FAQs regarding GDPR

As a leading provider of HR Compliance eLearning, our experts are often asked about the GDPR. We've collected some of those questions and answered them for you below...

When will the GDPR be enforced? 

The GDPR was enforced on the 25th of May 2018. All organisations must now be fully GDPR compliant.

Who will the GDPR effect?

The GDPR applies to personal data, so anyone handling or processing personal data will undoubtedly feel the effects of GDPR and will need to prepare accordingly for its enforcement. 

What constitutes as personal data? 

Current data protection directives state that personal data is "any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject");", this can include a name, email address, posts on social media, medical information, photos or even a computer IP address. 

Are there new penalties?

Yes, and they're pretty steep. Organisations can now be fined 4% of their annual turnover or in more serious cases - €20 million! (This is the maximum fine that can be imposed for the most serious infringements). 

Does Brexit have any effect on GDPR?

Brexit is going to take at least 2 years to take full effect, therefore UK businesses will need to be ready for GDPR. 

For more information, please visit the official GDPR Website