Certificate in Data Protection & GDPR in Schools

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Certificate in Data Protection & GDPR in Schools

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Duration: 50 mins (approx)

GDPR came into force on the 25th May 2018 and was designed modernise data protection laws, giving individuals greater control of their personal information. It’s essential that all staff are up to date with their responsibilities under GDPR and know their requirements, by law, in collecting, storing and handling personal data.

Our Essential CPD course on data protection and GDPR provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with these policies. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our data protection and GDPR training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert, Tim Briger, the course has been divided into five easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your data protection and GDPR compliance.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • The Data Protection Act 2018

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand GDPR and how it builds and expands on previous data protection policy
  • An awareness of key definitions and roles which underpin data protection law
  • Recognising the critical elements of data protection and how these relate to school environments
  • Understanding lawful grounds for processing data and the basis of consent
  • Know the rights of school personnel and the responsibilities of school staff, including dealing with a data breach

Course Units


This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to Data Protection & GDPR. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years...

Module 1: Introduction to Data Protection and the GDPR

Module 1 will provide you with an overview of data protection and the key definitions that characterise its importance in law. It will help you to understand the significance of GDPR, why it has come into force and how it interacts with The Data Prot...

Module 2: The Principles of Data Protection

In module 2 you will learn about what is meant by each of the six principles of the Data Protection Act, guiding you through how each principle relates to your school’s data processing activities, keeping in mind the overall principle of accountabili...

Module 3: Lawful Basis for Processing Data, and Obtaining Consent

In module 3 you will learn about the lawful basis for processing data and obtaining consent. It will explain what your responsibilities are in respect of collecting personal data, lawful grounds for processing it and understanding what issues you sho...

Module 4: Data Subject Rights

Module 4 looks at the rights and freedoms of the people whom you hold personal data about, including students and members of staff. You will learn how to respond to requests, including the right for any individual to receive a copy of any personal in...

Module 5: Data Protection Responsibilities

In module 5 you will learn about the responsibilities of different roles relating to data protection within your school, including the Data Protection Officer. You will understand what constitutes a data breach, and what to do if you think personal d...

Tim Bridger

About The Expert

Tim Bridger

Senior Manager with 15 years’ experience in data and information governance, in various roles across the public and charitable sector.
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