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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

£2350 plus VAT

Classroom

£2,450 plus VAT

Timings: 10am to 4pm

 
Date: 04 Oct 2022
Location: London
Date: 02 Nov 2022
Location: Manchester

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 material you receive in each pack is brilliant. Very informative and easy to follow, with templates and exercises to help you both prepare for the exam and your everyday work life. HG, Salix Homes Limited

    I found having background knowledge helped to understand some of the complexi issues around GDPR that practitioners face on a daily basis and Ibrahim address these issues clearly. And the GDPR Handbook and all the material are very useful. I use them on a daily bases. Thank you Dani DM, Bradford Council

    For anyone wanting to get a handle on data protection and GDPR this is an excellent course and a brilliant platform with which to build your knowledge further. The course tutor and materials were excellent and I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone else who has responsibility for protection of personal data. PL, Dorset Councils Partnership

    Great, swift and professional administrative assistance was provided before, during and after the course and this is what had made me choose to take this course instead of CIPP, as the latter course facilitator wasn\'t very responsive. So, I really hope that the person who is behind it all, if not a whole team, are properly valued by their bosses. They are doing a great job! I consider ActNow, the best training company in law and surveillance out there! And it\'s always an immense pleasure and privilege to be able to enrol on one of your courses. So, I consider myself very lucky in that respect. MP, Southwark Council

    The project allowed more time for reflection and consideration of how your new knowledge can be applied in practice and again has really helped me consolidate my knowledge.

    The course has really set me up with an excellent grounding to start our preparation. The course materials are great for this and I use my GDPR guide most days in my work.

    Overall a really useful grounding and an excellent preparation for what will be a challenging few months ahead. I can absolutely say I feel far more confident moving forward armed with what I learned over the five days. Thanks to all involved with the course at Act Now and I will certainly be booking further training in the future.

    The course was excellent and well presented. I found the speaker approachable and entertaining and he helped to make what could be a dry subject come to life. SH, Swansea University