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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection

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Product Overview

  • A data protection practitioner level certificate covering UK GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 and other associated legislation
  • Four day course delivered live online (see available dates above)
  • Access to listen again and bonus pre-recorded content available online on demand through our Learning Management System for 6 month. Designed to help you apply legislation in a practical context. 
  • 1 year access to For Your Information client portal. 
  • All course materials (available in digital and hard copy)
  • Course handbook (hard copy)
  • 1-2-1 revision session
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection registration and assessment fees 
  • Please note, for international orders, shipping will be calculated at checkout.

For further details about the course, please see the Tkm website.

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Course Level

Advanced/practitioner: SFIA (Skills Framework in the Information Age) Level 3

Course Overview

This course is designed for candidates with some existing data protection responsibilities wishing to gain a broader understanding of current laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Upon course completion candidates will gain an understanding of the key changes and the associated implications the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 introduced. Furthermore, candidate will understanding the individual and organisational responsibilities, as well as the right afforded to the data subject. Candidates will be better placed to assist their organisation with compliance and demonstrate an understanding or the designation of a data protection offer.

This course is delivered live by Liz Taylor and Frank Rankin over four days with candidates thereafter having access to bonus pre-recorded content on our LMS. Completion of the course materials equates to approximately 40hrs of study. Please see above for our upcoming course dates.

We like to keep our training as interactive as possible and therefore limit our face-to-face course size to a maximum of eight attendees. This allows everyone to participate and gives us the opportunity to answer your questions throughout the course.
Supporting materials that accompany this course are available in digital and hard copy formats and we recommend you order a set of hard copy materials. There is no additional cost for this. Please note that if you order digital only, we will still require an address for your course handbook which is currently only available in hard copy.

Please note the BCS refresh the practitioner certificate syllabus every 6 months. Online on demand content will be updated to reflect the current syllabus. The current syllabus is available from

Course Content

Modules 1, 2 & 3

Module 1: covers the context of data protection, the scope of the GDPR, role of the ICO, offences and introduces the European Data Protection Board.

Module 2: looks at the definitions, special categories of personal data and criminal offence data and introduces data protection principles.

Module 3: takes account of the practical implementation of the principles, the lawfulness of process, conditions for processing special category personal data and consent.

Modules 4, 5 & 6

Module 4: looks at the rights of the data subject, provisions for information, further rights of the data subject and available remedies.

Module 5: covers the responsibilities of controllers and processors, information security and the requirements for Data Protection Officers, DPIAs and breach reporting.

Module 6: transfers to third countries or international organisations and the applications of exemptions.

Modules 7 & 8

Module 7: looks at Supervisory Authorities, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (PECR) and introduces the consideration when processing children’s data.

Module 8: looks at information sharing and appropriate safeguards for transferring information to a third party and other codes of practice related to the employment and management of staff.

Modules 9, 10 & Revision

Modules 9 & 10 are to be completed via our learning management system with candidates having access to our pre-recorded on demand content. Module 9 covers associated legislation, other data processing and online activities. Module 10 is a practical module with a recap and exercises to be completed.

Revision: candidates have an hour long 1-2-1 with the course tutor which they can book at a time that is convenient for them. This is great for revision before the BCS examination.

  • "I have so many ideas about what needs to be checked, changes to be made...and that's even before I get back into the day job". Anonymous, December 2020

  • "I found the course to be inclusive and personable. This helped us understand the content in relation to our organisation. The 1-2-1 revision sessions were really helpful and I felt prepared for the BCS exam". L. Topping, October 2021.

  • "Liz and Frank were very knowledgeable, approachable and helpful. Thank you!". Anonymous, October 2021