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Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice

Dates & Cost


£2,495 plus VAT


£2,450 plus VAT

Timings: 10am to 4pm

Date: 27 Sep 2022
Location: Online
Date: 25 Oct 2022
Location: Online
Date: 21 Nov 2022
Location: Online
Date: 26 Jan 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

    I really enjoyed this course, which was an in-depth examination of data protection issues in real life cases and realistic fictional case studies. Discussions with the tutor and other participants were focused and interesting. The course materials included an invaluable guide on how to structure a case analysis. I missed the generous lunch of the in-person course for social reasons but appreciated the equally generous lunch vouchers for uber eats! Thank you.
    PW, Historic Environment Scotland

    Excellent course, very challenging but ultimately very rewarding.
    ZH, Leaders Romans Group Ltd

    A challenging and thought provoking way to enhance your knowledge of the UK GDPR and your analysis skills. The small group format does mean you have to participate (and complete the pre-work) but conversely it means you really learn, not just from the text but from the real life examples of other Privacy Professionals. I would certainly recommend.
    GR, People\'s Postcode Lottery

    This course made me think methodically and rigorously about data protection. The wider reading and study we were encouraged to undertake was particularly useful. The tutor was extremely knowledgeable, encouraging and supportive.
    JW,Perth and Kinross Council

    Very good well rounded course that helps ensures you can tackle complex situations across different processing environments using a wide range of technologies
    CG, NHS Business Services Authority