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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 now that the GDPR is legally enforceable. 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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Who should attend this GDPR Training Course?

This course is designed for individuals looking to elevate their knowledge of the 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 prerequisites for this course – it is open to all individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge of the GDPR

GDPR Foundation Course Overview

This 2-day EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training course provides a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR’s structure, 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 came into effect May 25th 2018 and stipulates that organisations that process, monitor, and store data belonging to EU citizens, must alter 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 of an organisation by the GDPR 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 proliferation of malicious cyber-attacks; in addition to developing their awareness of non-compliance fines: up to 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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What's included in this GDPR Training Course?

This GDPR Foundation course includes:

  • The GDPR Foundation exam
  • The Knowledge Academy GDPR Foundation Manual
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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EU GDPR Foundation 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:

  • Type: Multiple choice questions
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Pass mark: 65%
  • Open Book: No

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

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


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25th 2018 in European law - it replaces the previous EU Directive 95/46/EC. The GDPR ensures 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 came into effect May 25th 2018 across the European Union. Businesses that store, monitor, and process data belonging to EU citizens must now ensure that they are compliant or face substantial fines. As the GDPR is now legally enforceable, the longer any organisation waits to become compliant, the harsher any potential fines for breaking the law could be.
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 this 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.
The price for Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Foundation.
Please see our GDPR Training courses available in the United Kingdom

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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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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