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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) Practitioner

  • Includes a candidate pack, learning resources, courseware, and mock exams
  • GDPR Practitioner training taught by experienced Data Protection Consultant
  • Our GDPR Practitioner training course has high pass rates

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Course Information

GDPR Practitioner Course Outline

The 2-day General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Practitioner course enables delegates to fulfil the role of DPO under the EU GDPR, and covers the Regulation in depth. This includes implementation requirements, the necessary policies and processes, in addition to acquiring knowledge concerning important elements of effective data security management. This GDPR Practitioner course covers the following topics:

  • Demonstrating compliance with the GDPR

  • Planning for compliance - privacy compliance frameworks and gap analysis

  • Legal requirements of the GDPR

  • Lawful Processing - rights and consent

  • Data Processing for Marketing purposes

  • Subject Access Requests

  • Common data security failures, consequences, and lessons to be learnt

  • Privacy principles in the GDPR

  • Data Protection Impact Assessments

  • Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS)

  • Data Breach reporting requirements

  • Dealing with third parties and data in the Cloud

  • International transfers & the EU-US Privacy Shield

  • Practical Implications of GDPR

  • Notification Obligations

  • Protecting personally identifiable information

  • Penalties for non-compliance

  • The rights of data subjects

  • Data controllers and processors - roles and responsibilities

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GDPR Practitioner Course Overview

This 2-day EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training course provides candidates with an understanding of how to implement a full GDPR compliance programme - ensuring that business systems are adequately stringent and secure. This comprehensive GDPR Practitioner course enables candidates to develop their knowledge of the impending alterations to European Data Protection laws, whilst learning how to become an adept GDPR Data Protection Officer (DPO), Controller, Processor, or advisor.


The GDPR will come into effect May 25th 2018 - it has been meticulously designed to enhance the security of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) belonging to EU citizens, in an age of ever-developing technology and cyber-attack sophistication. Hence, individuals are required to develop an extensive appreciation for the constituents of a continuous compliance programme, in order to initiate the overhaul of operational systems in organisations with a central data processing, storage, or monitoring function. Compliance with the stringent, prescriptive, but necessary GDPR is imperative for the continuation of a business, in its entirety, as fines for non-compliance can reach a staggering €20 million fine or 4% of the previous year’s global turnover.


The prescriptive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will unify data protection laws and mechanisms across the European Union, to ensure the safety of personal data belonging to EU citizens. Hence, this GDPR Practitioner course delineates the crucial steps that must be taken to ameliorate processing and storage systems, from Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), to optimising cloud storage, to enhancing the efficiency of breach reporting operations. Individuals undertaking this course will be able to conduct a full appraisal of systems and data protection mechanisms - enabling them to identify areas for improvements within their business.  


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. Consequently, individuals performing the role of the DPO must be versatile, have a comprehensive data protection awareness, have careful consideration for the law, and be able to communicate with Supervisory Authorities and Data Subjects simultaneously. Hence, this GDPR Practitioner course enables candidates that are responsible for data protection to develop their versatile skill-set for this new adaptable and multifaceted role.

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Who Should Attend?

This GDPR practitioner course would be beneficial for:

  • Information Security Professionals

  • Compliance Officers

  • Data Protection Officers

  • Risk Managers

  • Privacy Managers

  • IT Security Professionals



Prior to sitting this course, candidates must have passed the GDPR Foundation exam. The foundation course introduces candidates to the constituents of the GDPR, which is an essential component of the practitioner course, hence candidates must have passed this first. 

GDPR Practitioner Exam Information

The GDPR Practitioner exam assesses a candidate’s knowledge of compliance mechanisms, cloud and third party processing, the implications of the GDPR, Data Protection Impact Assessments, security breaches, and the expectations the GDPR roles. The exam consists of:

  • 30 Multiple Choice Questions

  • 10 Scenario-based Questions

  • 90 Minutes

  • A 55% Pass Mark is required to gain this GDPR certification

  • Open Book


Our GDPR Practitioner course includes:

  • The GDPR Practitioner exam

  • The Knowledge Academy GDPR Practitioner Manual

  • Certificate

  • Expert Instructor

  • Refreshments

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

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 courseware, guidance on the legal constituents of GDPR, and mock examinations.
Prior to sitting this course, candidates must have passed the GDPR Foundation exam. The foundation course introduces candidates to the constituents of the GDPR, which is an essential component of the practitioner course, hence candidates must have passed this first.
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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