GDPR Essentials


Raise GDPR awareness efficiently and effectively

GDPR Essentials e-Learning

Set the right foundations for compliance with our custom built interactive e-learning solution.

GDPR Essentials is an elearning course designed to teach essential GDPR knowledge in an engaging, fun and interactive way. In just over 30 minutes delegates will learn about the key provisions of GDPR and how to keep personal data safe.

GDPR Essentials contains two professionally animated modules followed by a quiz. The elearning uses a professional voiceover, and contains questions throughout to ensure comprehension and understanding. The modules can be viewed in bitesize chunks.

With full admin controls, GDPR Essentials will help you to build a data protection culture in your organisation and develop a workforce that is able to identify, manage and reduce data protection risks.

Clients for our GDPR elearning course include retail companies, healthcare providers, local authorities, charities, schools and colleges. See the full list here.


In just over 30 minutes, our GDPR E-Learning course will allow delegates to grasp the basic do's and dont's of GDPR.

It consists of two narrated modules covering:

  • The main provisions of GDPR including new Data Subject rights; and
  • How to keep personal data safe and secure

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of complying with GDPR and the consequences of not doing so
  • Have a good knowledge of the key provisions of GDPR
  • Understand what they need to do to comply with GDPR
  • Appreciate the importance of good data security
  • Know what they need to do to keep data safe
  • Be aware of the importance of appropriate data privacy and security policies
  • Be able to direct customers and colleagues to appropriate policies
  • Know when to ask managers and the data protection officer for advice

In producing these modules we have had regard to the Information Commissioner's Data Protection training checklist. The table below explains the contents of each module in more detail. These can be viewed all at once or in bitesize chunks.

Module 1

GDPR and You

The main GDPR obligations and Data Subjects’ rights and what staff need to do to help their employer comply.

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Introduction
  • What is personal data?
  • When data protection fails
  • The ICO, penalties & prosecutions
  • Finding a lawful basis
  • Obtaining consent; new rules
  • Transparency and fairness
  • Data minimisation
  • Storage limitation
  • Information security
  • New Data Subject rights
  • Dealing with Subject Access Requests
  • Requests from the police/3rd parties
  • Summary
  • Further information

Module 2

Keeping Data Safe

Practical tips on how staff can keep personal data safe and secure to avoid breaching GDPR’s security principle.

Duration: 20 minutes

  • When things go wrong
  • Password security and tips
  • Visitors and guests
  • Securing work stations
  • Having a clear desk policy
  • Who can see your screen?
  • Personal data you access
  • Disposing of documents securely
  • Dealing with telephone enquiries
  • Clicking on attachments
  • Data on the move
  • Keeping personal data on the network
  • Reporting bad practice
  • Summary
  • Further information


The target audience is frontline staff, both in the public and private sector, and those who handle personal data on a day-to-day basis who need a basic knowledge of how to comply with GDPR in their role.

Audience includes:

  • Receptionists
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Clerical workers
  • School staff
  • Teachers
  • Call handlers
  • Doctors
  • Healthcare workers
  • Nursery workers
  • Cashiers
  • Bank staff
  • Call centre workers


Please see below some of our GDPR essentials' clients.

  • Allocate Software Ltd
  • Almitas Training & Consultancy Ltd
  • Auckland Home Solutions
  • Autism Partnership Uk Ltd
  • Autism Together
  • BP Marsh & Partners Plc
  • Boarshaw Primary School
  • Bodriggy Academy
  • Bolton Council St Saviour C Of E Primary School
  • Bromsgrove District Council
  • Buxton Community School
  • Camrascan Limited
  • Cavity Dental Staff Agency
  • Chantry Costs Consulatants
  • Chorley New Road Primary School
  • Citihub Ltd
  • Ck Foods (Processing) Ltd
  • Clarendon Primary School
  • Copeland Borough Council
  • Cornerstone Housing
  • Crofting Commission
  • Devon And Cornwall PCC
  • Dive Charters
  • Eduaction Limited
  • Efficiency North
  • Focus Medical Services Ltd
  • Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
  • Good Shepherd Centre
  • Grampian Valuation Joint Board
  • Hamer Primary School
  • Harley Therapy
  • Harley Therapy Ltd
  • Hazelwood School
  • Health & Safety Executive For Northern Ireland
  • Hollygirt School
  • Horwich Parish Ce Primary School
  • Hundred Houses Society
  • Institution Of Engineering Designers
  • Integritas Support Ltd
  • Iqarus
  • Islamic Relief Uk
  • Kinnerton Confectionery Co. Ltd
  • London Borough Of Camden
  • London Mathematical Society
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Maritime And Coastguard Agency
  • Marland Hill Primary School
  • Miad Healthcare
  • Norristhorpe J And I School
  • North East Derbyshire District Council
  • Oakmans Estate Agents
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Parents Against C S E
  • Procure Plus
  • Rainy Day Productions Ltd
  • Restorative Solutions
  • Robert Thompson Designs
  • Royal College Of Physicians Of Edinburgh
  • Sancta Maria Hospital
  • Scartho Junior
  • Science Council
  • Sharples Primary School
  • Sigma Uk Group
  • Solent Students' Union
  • Spelthorne Borough Council
  • St David's House Llp
  • St George's Bristol
  • St Peter’s Rc Primary School
  • St Saviour C Of E Primary School
  • St. Catherine's Ce Primary School
  • Sterling Telecom Ltd
  • Stm Engineering Ltd
  • Stylus Media Group
  • Sunning Hill Primary School
  • Thatcham Town Council
  • The British Psychological Society
  • The British Psychology Society
  • The Bromfords School And Sixth Form College
  • The Children's Society
  • The Institution Of Engineering Designers
  • The Society For Experimental Biology
  • University Campus Of Football Business Limited
  • University Of Kent
  • Utilitywise PLC
  • Visual Managment Systems Ltd
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Water Industry Commission For Scotland
  • West Kent And Ashford College
  • West Lancashire District Council
  • Wey Valley Housing Association Ltd
  • Whytemead Primary School
  • World Land Trust
  • Wren Kitchens
  • Wyre Council
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£20 plus VAT

Special pricing for 20+ licences

Enterprise pricing available from as low as £2.65



£20 plus VAT

Special pricing for 20+ licences

Enterprise pricing available from as low as £2.65

  • Fully Animated Videos
  • Professional Voiceovers
  • In Video Questions
  • View in bitesize chunks
  • Admin Controls

What our clients say about us

    I highly recommend the GDPR Practitioner Certificate - Ibrahim is an excellent trainer, highly knowledgeable, and willing to spend time discussing specific queries that learners had. Ibrahim presents data protection concepts in an easy to understand way and he has a very engaging manner. The various course resources, including the GDPR Handbook and the online resource lab, were invaluable. JB, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

    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

    This was a really excellent course. I was not expecting to learn as much - or dare I say it - enjoy the course! And when I got back to the day job, I realised how much I had learned. DB, London Legacy Development Corporation

    Would thoroughly recommend this course. The content is excellent, with lots of practical examples and case studies. It is also an opportunity to discuss real life workplace GDPR conundrums with other experts, which is also invaluable. CD, Kent County Council

    The course was a real eye opener. As someone who has worked for decades with complex legislation, I found that the course helped me unravel aspects of GDPR and DPA 2018 which I\'d previously struggled to navigate. Kt, West London NHS Trust