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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 4 sections

  1. 1 A Little Bit of Background
  2. 2 The Principles of the GDPR
  3. 3 Individual Rights
  4. 4 What Have You Learned Today?
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In order to have an in-depth understanding of the GDPR, users need to know a little about its background. This section will provide users with a very brief history of the GDPR, explain what personal data is, what controllers, processors, and subjects are and the role of the ICO.

The 6 lawful bases of processing data

There are 7 principles in total which can be split into 2 groups; the first 6 principles relate to how data should be processed and the final principle is about accountability, or in other words, about being able to prove that you’re complying with the first 6 principles. In the rest of this section, we look at the 7 principles in more detail.

The right to erasure: one of the individual rights

The rights created by the GDPR are closely tied to the 7 Principles. By following the responsibilities in Section 2, users will already be most of the way to protecting people’s rights. So, in this section, we try to keep things short as we explore each of the rights, what they are, what they mean, and what you need to do.

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This section is the perfect opportunity to put what users have learnt in the course, into real-life situations. This section uses 3 short real-life scenarios which will ask users to put the lessons they've learned in this course into practice and find the best solution to each problem.

About this course

This UK GDPR Advanced Training is aimed at staff who enforce, or manage data protection at their organisations. 

With the UK's transition period ending on the 31st of December 2020 and the GDPR being brought into UK law, there have been slight changes to the regulation.

This training course provides an in-depth look into the GDPR in the UK, building on the content of our GDPR EU Essentials course

In this online course, staff will understand what they need to do to create a system of procedures and policies which help you keep data safe and avoid a breach. They will also learn about a brief history of the GDPR, the principles of the GDPR in the UK, how to comply with the principles & their role in upholding data protection rights.

Download our free GDPR white paper for more information about the regulations and how it affects certain industry sectors. 

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The importance of GDPR Advanced (Management) Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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UK GDPR Advanced Training certificate

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

This UK GDPR Advanced Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions 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 Advanced (Management) Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

UK GDPR Advanced Training certificate

832 real user reviews

4.4 out of 5
made a complex subject easy

For what is a complex subject, this course was excellently designed and delivered so it is really easy to understand.

Relevant and up to date

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

A well presented course

A well presented course but much of it repeats what is in the GDPR basic course. If, as I think, we need this level of course there sems no reason for individuals to also have to do the basic course.

This was tough going

Very detailed and thorough but hard going although I appreciate it was the advanced course.

Very Good

Very Good

Too long and monotone

Whilst I appreciate that this is a complex subject, some sort of a break should be provided. I also think that thought should be given to restructuring the slides/videos. Its too much in a short space of time.

Very informative

A detailed course, very useful


This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

In May 2018, the EU GDPR came into effect. At the same time, the UK also introduced a new Data Protection Act. This sat alongside the GDPR and set out certain provisions which the GDPR allowed countries to decide for themselves. 

On 31st January 2020, the UK enacted the Withdrawal Agreement which, among other things, signalled the UK's exit from the EU and entry into a transition period. During the transition period, all EU laws, including the GDPR, continued to apply. However, to avoid any problems at the end of the transition period, the Agreement also introduced the UK GDPR. This was a combination of the EU GDPR and the Data Protection Act which tweaked the European Regulation to make it relevant to the UK. During the transition period, both the EU and UK GDPR were in effect in the UK until the end of the transition when just the UK GDPR remained.

Today, both GDPRs are in effect in their own areas; the EU GDPR across the European Union and the wider European Economic Area and the UK GDPR in the UK. 

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