DP and IG Apprenticeship

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The New DP and IG Practitioner Apprenticeship

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Act Now Training has teamed up with Damar Training to help deliver the new Data Protection and Information Governance Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship will help develop the skills of those working in the increasingly important fields of data protection and information governance.

With the rapid advancement of technology, there is a huge amount of personal data being processed by organisations, which is the subject of important decisions affecting every aspect of people’s lives. This poses significant legal and ethical challenges, as well as the risk of incurring considerable fines from regulators for non compliance.

This apprenticeship aims to develop individuals into confident data protection and information governance practitioners with the knowledge, skills and competencies to address these challenges.

The apprenticeship runs for around 18 months with start dates in September, January and May. Places are limited in each cohort, so book your place early.


The UK Data Protection Regime

Understanding the UK data protection regime focussing on the key provisions of the UK GDPR and how it applies to the organisation.

Data and Cyber Security

A thorough examination of data and cyber security practices and their importance in achieving good data and information governance practice.

Handling Data Subjects’ Rights Requests

An understanding of data subjects’ rights under the UK GDPR regime (particularly subject access) and systems and processes required to ensure they are dealt with in a timely and efficient manner.

Data Protection Policies and Procedures

An examination of the key documentation required for GDPR compliance, understanding how organisations are accountable under the UK GDPR and implementing the technical and organisational measures to meet the requirements of accountability.

Managing Data Protection Risk

Understanding how risk is identified and treated within the GDPR. From data protection by design and default’ to DPIAs.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000

The FOI regime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focussing on the key provisions of the FOI Act and how this can be implemented within the organisation.

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004

The EIR regime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focussing on the key provisions of the EIR Regs and how this can be implemented within the organisation.

Records Management

Know the basics of good Records Management, how it contributes to good IG and GDPR compliance, Understand the challenges of implementing an RM programme and how to overcome them.


Organisation and other skills

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About Damar

Damar Training has a 40-year legacy of successfully delivering professional and business apprenticeship training. Damar Training has worked with thousands of apprentices and many of the country’s leading employers.

Why Choose an Apprenticeship?

If you are looking to develop your skills, achieve a qualification and earn a salary at the same time, an apprenticeship may be the right choice for you.

An apprenticeship will develop your confidence and competence. It shows that you have achieved a nationally recognised standard for your area of work. It also shows your employer that you are committed to your job and that you want to develop your skills.

The Benefits of Data Protection and Information Governance Apprenticeships

Assisting the organisation in its compliance with data protection and information governance.
Improving data management.
Supporting the senior team in the development and delivery of strategic and operational information requirements.
Manage the coordination of information requests such as data subject rights and access requests.
Assisting in the maintenance and administration of the organisations’ information and governance framework such as records of processing activity, developing privacy notices and conducting information audits.


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  • We have a foundation of delivering legal and regulatory content from our existing programmes
  • We have extensive relationships within the legal and public sectors
  • We will apply our blended delivery model, with our tried-and-tested online platforms, that allow us to deliver on a flexible and national basis

What our clients say about us

    I attended the FOI Practitioner Course. I found the course literature very user friendly and appreciated receiving hard copies of these alongside the online Resource Lab. The course delivery was at a pace that didn’t overly dwell where it was unnecessary but, time was given for delegates to check their understanding and for questions. Both tutors were clearly FOI
    professionals of excellent standing and were able to provide helpful real life context to the theory, but while keeping the depth of learning at an appropriate level for learners of different levels of experience. I would recommend this course to FOI professionals and those wishing to better understand FOI as part of their Info Governance / DP obligations. MG, Surrey County Council

    The course was informative and the vast and detailed knowledge of the Tutor was highly evident.
    SW, Lancashire Constabulary

    Very informative course presented in an engaging manner. The course
    material is excellent and very useful to have to hand when dealing with FOI and EIR. I would recommend this course for all FOI officers. RS, Flintshire County Council

    An excellent course taught by someone with all the relevant knowledge and experience to impart to the delegates. Also very useful course materials which have proved to be helpful to me on a day to day basis in my job. I would really recommend this course to anyone who is dealing with FOI in their job. JC, DEFRA

    FOI Practitioner Certificate is a new and thoroughly
    enjoyable course. The tutor is extremely
    experienced and encourages full participation. If like
    me you struggle with examinations, this is the course
    for you! It is very practical based and is useful to
    those new to FOIA and those with some experience. MP, Dudley CCG