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Classroom Training

At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

In-house Training

Our In-house training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

In-house courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of In-house training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support
Data Protection & Compliance

Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation

  • Includes a candidate pack, learning resources, courseware, & mock exams
  • High pass rates: General Data Protection Regulation Foundation
  • GDPR Foundation training supplied by the world's largest training provider

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Course Information

GDPR Foundation Course Outline

This 2-day General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation course provides a comprehensive introduction to the EU GDPR and an overview of the key implementation and compliance activities required prior to the instigation of the GDPR on May 25th 2018. This GDPR Foundation course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the GDPR

  • Key GDPR terminology

  • An introduction to the GDPR’s structure - the legal articles and recitals

  • Main differences between the Data Protection Act and the EU GDPR

  • Principles of the GDPR

  • Key roles and features of the GDPR

  • The rights of Data subjects

  • Lawful processing of personal data

  • Subject access requests and how to deal with them

  • Complying with the EU GDPR

  • Privacy by design

  • Binding Corporate Rules

  • Data protection impact assessments (DPIA)

  • Breach reporting and responses

  • The role of the DPO

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GDPR Foundation Course Overview

This 2-day EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training course provides a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR’s constituents, context terminology, and compliance mechanisms. Candidates will learn how to plan a continuous and longitudinal compliance programme, whilst appreciating the multifaceted role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO), Data Controller, and Data Processor under the GDPR.


The GDPR will come into effect May 25th 2018 and will require organisations that process, monitor, and store data belonging to EU citizens, to transform their marketing, system, and processing methods drastically to ensure the safety of data against cyber attacks and breaches. Hence, this course delineates the alterations required within an organisation in order to make their systems more functional and fully compliant. Candidates will learn to appreciate the necessity of the GDPR, as a response to the development of technology and the malicious proliferation of cyber-attacks; in addition to developing their awareness of non-compliance fines: 4% of the previous year’s global turnover or €20 million, depending on the severity of the breach and the deemed offence “tier”.


The implementation of the prescriptive General Data Protection Regulation is an intentional step towards a much-needed unified data protection law across the European Union. The GDPR will elevate trust of citizens when interacting with online services, hence this course has a number of benefits for marketing and security-based organisations, as individuals will learn how to legally and optimally interact with their users.


The regulation puts the security of EU citizens at the forefront of all processing activities - including granting individuals new rights concerning access, portability, and data erasure, whilst holding organisations accountable for failing to adhere with the compliance requirements. Therefore, it is imperative that individuals responsible for data protection, storage, and processing, develop a comprehensive appreciation for the meticulous details of the impending GDPR - which can be obtained by undertaking this introductory, but extensive GDPR Foundation course.

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Who should attend this course?

This course is designed for individuals looking to elevate their knowledge of the impending GDPR. Individuals that would benefit from undertaking this course include:

  • Information Security Professionals

  • Compliance Officers

  • Data Protection Officers

  • Risk Managers

  • Privacy Managers

  • IT Security Professionals



There are no pre-requisites for this course – it is open to all individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge of the GDPR

GDPR Foundation Course Exam Information

The GDPR Foundation exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the principles of GDPR, subject rights, and the underpinning background of the GDPR. The exam consists of:

  • 45 Multiple Choice Questions

  • 60 Minutes

  • A 65% Pass Mark required to gain the GDPR certification

  • Closed Book


This GDPR Foundation course includes:

  • The GDPR Foundation exam

  • The Knowledge Academy GDPR Foundation Manual

  • Certificate

  • Experienced Instructor

  • Refreshments

Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation FAQs

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced on May 25th 2018 by the European Parliament - it replaces the current EU Directive 95/46/EC. The GDPR will ensure that data protection practices are up-to-date, secure, and responsive to the ever-changing digital landscape, whilst giving EU citizens new data processing rights.
The GDPR will come into effect May 25th 2018 across the European Union - businesses that store, monitor, and process data belonging to EU citizens must ensure that they are compliant by this date, or face substantial fines.
The course fee covers tuition from a highly engaging GDPR trainer, a comprehensive candidate pack including a range of GDPR resources to help your learning, the Foundation level courseware, guidance on the legal constituents of GDPR, and mock examinations.
There are no pre-set formal qualifications required prior to sitting this course - it is designed for individuals looking to enhance their knowledge of the GDPR.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am for a prompt 9am start. The course will run from 9-5 every day - due to the comprehensive, and detailed, nature of this course.
If you’d like to get more information about the GDPR, please view our “what is GDPR?” page - here you will be provided with extensive information about the history and purpose of the general data protection regulation and answers to questions such as “What effect will Brexit have on the GDPR” and “Do i need a DPO?”. If you’d like more information on the course specifically, please call one of our advisors on 01344797027.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda, and payment receipts.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

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