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Online On Demand: BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (E-learning)

Online On Demand: BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (E-learning)

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Course Overview: 

  • Data protection practitioner level course available online and on demand (e-learning), covering the UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and other associated legislation
  • All materials pre-recorded and available at your convenience with access to our learning management system for one year. 
  • Over 30 hours of content and supported activities plus suggested reading to cover the all of the BCS syllabus requirements
  • Digital and hard copy materials included 
  • Course handbook (hard copy)
  • 1 year access to For Your Info Client Portal
  • Learner support available by email throughout the course  
  • 1-2-1 revision session
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection registration and assessment fee.
  • Please note, for international orders, shipping will be calculated at checkout.

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Content Preview

The video below is the introduction for the course - it provides an overview of the resources that you'll have available to you and introduces you to what the course covers.

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 officer.

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

All online and on demand products are provided through our learning management system and it can take up to 48 hours to create your account following receipt of your order.

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

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.

  • "Thank you so much. The way you delivered the lectures and the associated materials made it so much easier to complete." Course attendee, February 2024

  • "Thanks to you and the team at Tkm for the help and support you gave during this training, and the incredibly quick responses to questions I asked. I would certainly recommend it as a great option to others." Janette Ratcliffe, Information Governance Officer, December 2023

  • "The course is great, very in depth and the platform is so easy to use and manage progress!", S.Dunkerley at EFLTrust, Jul 23.