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Online on Demand: BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection (E-learning)

Online on Demand: BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection (E-learning)

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Course Overview: 

  • Data protection foundation 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 1 year. 
  • Over 20 hours of content and supported activities plus suggested reading to cover all of the BCS syllabus requirements
  • Digital and hard copy materials included 
  • Course handbook (hard copy)
  • 1 year access to For Your Information client portal
  • Learner support available by email throughout the course
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection registration and assessment fee with the BCS.
  • 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 you'll have available to you and introduces you to what the course covers.

Course Level:

This is an intermediate level course rated at SFIA (Skills Framework for Information Age) Level 2.

Course Overview

The course is designed for candidates who are looking for an introduction to current data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

After completion of the course, candidates will possess an understanding of the rights afforded to data subjects and the implications of those rights. Additionally, the course covers the responsibilities placed on individuals and organisations, as well as data controllers and processors. Each candidate should be better placed to support their organisation in processing customer data in compliance with data protection laws.

Although not essential, some knowledge of data protection law would be beneficial as well as basic working knowledge or IT and GDPR.

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.

Please note the BCS refresh the syllabus every 6 months. Online on demand content will be updated to reflect the current syllabus and you should check you have covered the current syllabus prior to sitting your assessment.

Course Content

Modules 1 & 2

Module 1: covers the context of data protection, the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the role of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

Module 2: covers the definitions, special categories of personal data and criminal offence data and introduces to data protection principles such as accountability.

Modules 3 & 4

Module 3 covers looks at the lawfulness or processing and conditions for processing special categories of personal data. Additionally, we look at consent and conditions of same, as well as transfers of personal data to third countries or international organisations.

Module 4 looks at governance and accountability considering data protection impact assessments, records of processing activities, data protection by design and by default, security and the role of the data protection officer.

Modules 5 & 6

Module 5 looks at all the the rights afforded to the data subject as well as restrictions that may affect the exercise of these rights.

Module 6 takes a look at breach reporting, sanctions, liabilities and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.

Revision and Exam

Upon completion of the course content, candidates are urged to take a look at the two practice papers as part of their course revision. Once all content on the LMS has been completed and at the candidates request, we will register them with the BCS and they can book in for their exam.

Exams are held online virtually by the BCS.

  • The handouts were brilliant, very detailed and followed the course structure". Anonymous, December 2020.