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Tkm Certificate in Managing Data Protection Compliance

Tkm Certificate in Managing Data Protection Compliance

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 Course Overview: 

  • An advanced level data protection course suitable for anyone who wants to develop their knowledge of data protection and gain a recognised qualification at SCQF Level 8. 
  • Pre-requisite to the Diploma in Managing Data Protection Compliance 
  • Five days online delivery (see available dates above)
  • All course materials available in hardcopy 
  • 1-2-1 revision session
  • There is a choice of assessment:
    • A short and long answer examination which is usually completed 3 - 5 weeks after course completion under controlled conditions OR
    • Submission of a portfolio of evidence, which can be based on your own organisation's policies and procedures, together with a viva, which should be completed within a year of completing the course
  • Learners can add on our Diploma in Managing Data Protection Compliance (SCQF Level 10) to get both courses at a reduced rate. The Diploma is a self-paced practical work based project that on average takes 6 weeks to complete, and must be completed no later than 18 months after the Certificate in Managing Data Protection Compliance. To find out more, click here.

Please note: this course although purchased through our site is currently being administered by Leadership Through Data who will be in touch directly with attendees with joining instructions and further course information. 

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This qualification is certificated and quality assured by the SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) which is one of the UKs qualifications authorities. All of our SQA certified courses are created, offered and delivered through Tkm Consulting.

Course Level

Advanced: this course is SCQF level 8.

Course Overview

This course has been designed for those who wish to gain further knowledge of data protection principles and the practical application of same. Upon course completion candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

• Knowledge and practical application of data protection and associated laws in a range of complex scenarios
• An understanding of managing data protection and associated legislation
• An ability to manage risks associated the personal data in an organisational context.

Course Content

Modules 1, 2 & 3

Module 1: The Context of Data Protection and the ICO

Module 2: Definitions and an Introduction to the Data Protection Principles

Module 3: Principles in practice, Lawful bases and Conditions for Processing Special Category Personal Data

Modules 4, 5 & 6

Module 4: Rights of Data Subjects

Module 5: Responsibilities on Controllers and Processors including Information Security, Data Protection Officers and Transfers

Module 6: The Application of Exemptions

Modules 7, 8, & 9

Module 7: PECR and other Associated Legislation

Module 8: Interpretation and Practical Application of the Legislation – Codes of Practice

Module 9: Data Protection and Managing Risk

Module 10, Revision & Assessment

Module 10: the Role of Information Governance in Data Protection Compliance

Revision: 1-2- hour long session with the course tutor.

There is a choice of assessment:
Attend an online live exam (short and long answer) which is booked at a time that is convenient for you OR
Submit a portfolio of evidence plus a viva

  • "The delivery and pace of the course was perfect. GDPR is quite an in-depth subject but it was explained well and at a pace I could keep up with. I never felt confused or unsure on anything that had been covered". Anonymous, October 2020

  • "It was very good. I enjoyed the small groups, being able to just speak about the topic in a safe environment. It has given me greater confidence as a business owner to continue our compliance journey." Anonymous, October 2020.

  • "An enjoyable couple of days training. Perfectly balanced to give the right detail of information for each topic. The small tasks we had to complete throughout the training really helped digest each aspect of the course. The trainer was really engaging, absolutely knew the topic inside out and delivered the material really well. L.B of Education Scotland, October 2022.