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GDPR Practitioner Certificate

The GDPR Practitioner Certificate is the qualification for those undertaking the role of Data Protection Officer under GDPR. It teaches essential GDPR skills and knowledge in a practical context.

The course takes place over four days (one day per week) and involves lectures, discussion and practical exercises. This is followed by an online assessment and a project.

2020 BREXIT UPDATE: This course has now been updated to also examine the implications of Brexit and the forthcoming UK GDPR.

Please note this is an advanced course requiring some knowledge of the DPA and GDPR. If you do not have this we recommend you attend our one day GDPR workshop before booking.

Dates & Cost

Online

£2,150 plus VAT

Classroom

£2,350 plus VAT

Timings: 10am to 4pm

 
Date: 18 Aug 2022
Location: Online
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Date: 22 Sep 2022
Location: Online
Date: 31 Oct 2022
Location: Online
Date: 17 Nov 2022
Location: Online
Date: 02 Feb 2023
Location: Online
Date: 16 Mar 2023
Location: Online
Date: 05 May 2023
Location: Online
Date: 15 Jun 2023
Location: Online
Date: 07 Sep 2023
Location: Online
Date: 23 Nov 2023
Location: Online

Course tutors

All our associates are experienced information governance professionals who have been training and advising in this field for many years.

  • Philip Jones

    Course Tutor


    Philip has 40 years of information management experience in the public and private sectors both as a practitioner and at a senior management level. He was Head of Information Governance at Staffordshire Council. Philip holds a masters degree in information management and an MBA. He is a senior associate for Act Now and Chair of the Exam Panel.

  • Scott Sammons

    Course Tutor


    Scott is an information governance specialist with over 15 years of experience. He has delivered a number international projects for Act Now Training and is a senior tutor on the Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice. His previous roles include European Data Protection Lead for a bank and GDPR Implementation lead for a council. He is a former Chair of the IRMS.

  • Susan Wolf

    Course Tutor


    Susan holds a judicial position as a Fee Paid Member of the Upper Tribunal (Information Rights). She spent ten years teaching the LLM in Information Rights Law at Northumbria University and developed their Postgraduate Certificate in Data Protection Law and Information Governance. Susan is one of the senior curriculum developers for Act Now Training.

  • Lynn Wyeth

    Course Tutor


    Lynn is the Head of Information Governance for a large local authority and has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner. She holds a post graduate diploma in Information Rights, the CISMP certificate and is an accredited HSCIPP privacy practitioner. She is the author of two books and is currently undertaking a PhD. Her experience is across GDPR, FOI and RIPA.

  • Iain Harrison

    Course Tutor


    Iain is currently an Information Governance Risk Manager for a large local authority and has over 20 years of experience. He has been delivering training for Act Now for over 7 years in GDPR and FOI for public, private and charitable organisations. His extensive experience in planning and implementation of Information Rights legislation allows him to bring training sessions to life.

  • Kirsty Squires

    Course Tutor


    Kirsty is currently a DPO for a number of local authorities and has over 15 years of experience in Data Governance. She has led the IG Project Team on transformation projects to deliver local government restructure in Northamptonshire, dealing with issues including information sharing, data protection by design and leading on training and policy development.

  • Naomi Matthews

    Course Tutor


    Naomi is a local authority lawyer and holds a judicial position as a Fee Paid Member of the Upper Tribunal (Information Rights). She has extensive experience in all areas of information compliance and RIPA. Her training has been commended by RIPA inspectors and her advice has helped many local authorities understand the law and practicalities of covert surveillance.

  • Kate Grimley Evans

    Course Tutor


    Kate is an information lawyer and holds a judicial position as a Fee Paid Member of the Upper Tribunal (Information Rights). She has worked for a number of top law firms and is the author of the leading guidance on information law matters for the museums’ sector. Kate is currently writing a chapter (on schools) for an Oxford University Press book on data protection.

What our clients say about us

    The course was very informative and Scott Sammons was an excellent tutor.
    ST, People\'s Postcode Lottery

    Frank made, what otherwise could be a subject people would switch off to, an experience that was light-hearted, yet challenging, but more importantly he never made you feel like you were giving the wrong answers!
    JW, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

    I would recommend online as an option for this course. It was very interactive. There was always opportunity to ask questions and chat with other candidates. We had a bit of fun too which made it even better! RP, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

    Very useful course - really enjoyed it and didn\'t find the online format any barrier at all to learning. The technology enables us to interact with the speaker and other delegates as if we were all meeting in person. AH, Private Individual

    I found the online part of the course informative and worthwhile. The speaker maximised delegates' input, and gave feedback on our views which was helpful. The process of joining the online meetings was perfectly smooth and clear. NB, Bromsgrove District & Redditch Borough Councils