Tkm is delighted to be launching a suite of 3 approved data protection qualifications on 9 April 2018 at the Information Market as part of the ICO’s Data Protection Practitioners Conference.
The qualifications are based on specific learning outcomes and performance criteria, and have been designed to help people apply UK data protection legislation. They will also assist organisations with demonstrating that key staff have the necessary skills and competencies to manage data protection compliance. These awards are approved and certificated by the SQA, one of the UK’s qualification regulators.
Data Protection Qualifications
The data protection qualifications available are:
Certificate in Data Protection Compliance
The primary learning objective of this qualification is to enable those attending to develop a basic knowledge of data protection legislation that they are able to apply to simple, common scenarios. It is a one day course and rated as level 6 on the SCQF, equivalent to RQF level 3 and EQF level 4 (qualifications frameworks).
Certificate in Managing Data Protection Compliance
On successful completion of the qualification, those attending will be able to demonstrate competencies in implementing data protection legislation in a range of complex scenarios, as well as understand and apply best practice set out by codes of practice. Candidates will also be able to demonstrate competencies required to deliver compliance programmes and manage aspects of information governance. This qualification is usually delivered over 5 consecutive days and is level 8 on the SCQF, equivalent to RQF level 5 and EQF level 5.
Diploma in Managing Data Protection Compliance
On successful completion of the qualification, candidates will be able to demonstrate competencies in assessing and evaluating levels of compliance together with the risks of non-compliance within the context of their workplaces, as well as develop prioritised implementation plans. This qualification is usually delivered over 5 consecutive days and requires the completion of a work-based assignment. The qualification is level 10 on the SCQF, equivalent to RQF level 6 and EQF level 6.
Further information about the course content is available from our data protection qualifications and training pages. The courses are continually reviewed and updated to ensure they reference current UK data protection and associated legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what will become the Data Protection Act 2018. If you would like any help with deciding which level of training is right for you, please get in touch.
Come and say hello at the Information Market on 9 April when we will be offering a limited number of discounted places – we look forward to seeing you then!
Tkm is an approved training company of the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) and discounts are available for current members.
Courses are scheduled throughout the UK and we have places available for courses in Bristol, Glasgow, Gatwick and Newcastle. Courses can also be delivered in-house and may be more cost effective if you have 4 people or more. Prices start from £350 plus VAT for a one day course, and £1,600 plus VAT for the 5 day course. To book and find further information please see our course pages, contact us,or book through Eventbrite.