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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

GDPR Training

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.

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GDPR Training Courses

Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation and Practitioner

 4 Days

Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation

 2 Days

Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Practitioner

 2 Days

Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO)

 1 Days

EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Awareness

 1 Days

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect May 25th 2018 and aims to enhance security and transparency of data processing within the European Union (EU), whilst giving EU citizens greater control over their data. The regulation will unify data processing practices within the EU, and must be adhered to by all companies globally if they are processing large quantities of data belonging to EU citizens.


The development of the GDPR is the first alteration and revamp to data protection laws in 20 years - it replaces the outdated EU Directive 95/46/EC that has not kept up with the initiation and development of the “internet age”. The regulation aims to protect EU citizens from security breaches revealing their personal data, whilst ensuring that any data processing concerning any natural persons is lawful, fair, and within the predetermined scope agreed when consent was given. Any deviations from the regulations set out within GDPR, will be subject to substantial fines that can reach €20m or 4% of annual worldwide turnover - which could be financially catastrophic. The instigation of the GDPR is much more than a fine-based system - it has additional benefits for citizens looking to engage with and ensure that their personal data is protected, and for businesses benefits include lower data storage costs and the ability to demonstrate compliance to build trust between stakeholders, investors, Data Subjects, and the public.


Businesses will be expected to instigate comprehensive governance measures that are proportionate to the scale of data processing. One of the fundamental requirements of the GDPR is the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) - this position will be mandatory in all organisations that have a core data processing operation, and concerns both Controllers and Processors. DPOs will be required to possess extensive knowledge of the GDPR laws prior to the regulation’s instigation, hence it is imperative that candidates take comprehensive GDPR Foundation and Practitioner courses to become fully informed. The DPO role is expected to be multifaceted and will require extensive knowledge of IT management, systems, data processing, and of the GDPR law, in order to overcome and prevent cyber-threats. Hence, our GDPR training courses educate candidates on how to implement a programme of compliance, whilst ensuring that they are professionally marketable as a Data Protection Officer - becoming a much sought-after employee.

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There are three GDPR courses that incrementally advance in terms of complexity and applicability of knowledge. In order, the courses we offer include:


GDPR Awareness - this 1-day course educates candidates on the fundamental constituents of the GDPR, the seven principles, essential terminology, the basis for the GDPR compared to the Data Protection Act, and an introduction to the legal articles and recitals.


GDPR Foundation - this 2-day GDPR training course enables candidates to appreciate how the instigation of the GDPR will affect their organisation’s operations and the legal consequences of failing to adhere to the new regulations. Interpreting and identifying the potential impact of privacy breaches is central to this course in order to put the GDPR into context, whilst helping to improve upon the required skill-set needed to be an effective Data Protection Officer (DPO). This course is a prerequisite for the GDPR Practitioner course.


GDPR Practitioner - this extensive course will encourage candidates to develop an understanding of the steps they need to take in order to comply with the GDPR. The course is highly engaging and involves a number of proactive exercises, meaning that a candidate can return to business as a competent Data Protection Practitioner. Step by step compliance guides will help candidates ensure that their business meets the GDPR’s requirements - helping to boost data trust between clients, stakeholders, and organisations.


GDPR Foundation and Practitioner - this 4-day course covers an extensive range of data protection tools in order to comply with the GDPR. Our highly engaging instructors and step-by-step compliance guidelines enable candidates to gain a full appreciation for the GDPR, whilst learning the additional benefits of being compliant. This combined GDPR certification enables you to learn how to plan, implement, and maintain a compliance programme.

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There are a myriad of benefits of taking our GDPR courses, both in terms of progressing your career and in enhancing your awareness of data protection practices. Given how expansive and revolutionary the new regulations are, benefits of undertaking GDPR courses include: 

  • Develop your professional proficiency as a DPO and data protection expert

  • Have the ability and confidence to identify, interpret, and overcome potential privacy issues

  • Begin a highly rewarding, important, and vital career in public security

  • Learn how to develop and maintain a compliance programme

  • Understand the background, principles, terminology, and underpinning concepts of the GDPR

  • Fulfil the mandatory position of a Data Protection Officer under the GDPR for businesses that process data and put in place the required compliance strategies

The potential benefits of staff obtaining GDPR certifications are immense for businesses, as this can help to develop a compliance programme and avoid financially catastrophic fines. The main business benefits include:

  • Ensure that your business complies with the GDPR legislation, whilst enhancing data security

  • Establish trust between clients, government authorities, and your business - encourage clients to engage online and become aware of how their data is being processed

  • Have a highly knowledgeable DPO that can initiate a compliance programme and maintain comprehensive data flow maps concerning your processing strategy for business clarity

  • Attract businesses and investors through demonstrating legal compliance and stringent security protocols

  • Analyse data to establish patterns and trends that can help develop a business and marketing strategy

  • Ensure that your business does not incur a €20m or 4% of annual worldwide turnover fine or intervention from the Supervisory Authority

Why choose GDPR Training?

  • Prepare for the impending changes to the EU data protection regulations

  • Fulfil the mandatory knowledge-stipulated requirements of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the GDPR

  • Enhance your knowledge of data protection and of how to overcome cyber-security breaches on a variety of platforms

  • Learn how to plan, implement, and maintain an EU GDPR compliance programme

  • Ensure that your organisation does not incur substantial non-compliance fines

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GDPR Training FAQs

The GDPR will come into effect May 25th 2018. It was initially adopted by the European Parliament on April 14th 2016.
The GDPR will apply to all companies that are involved in the processing of data belonging to EU citizens.
DPO is an acronym for Data Protection Officer - a position that is mandatory and must be filled within businesses that have a core data processing operation.
Yes, all GDPR courses have the exam fee included within the price and shall be taken on the final day of the relevant course. The GDPR awareness course does not have any exams as it is purely an information-based course.
The exam(s), a comprehensive candidate pack consisting of exercises, guidance, the GDPR recitals and articles, the course slides, and tuition from a highly engaging instructor.
There are no prerequisites for the GDPR Foundation and Awareness courses. Completion of the GDPR Foundation course fulfils the prerequisites for the GDPR Practitioner course.
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Some of our clients

"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"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

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

Diane Gray, Shell

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