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GDPR Awareness

About the course

This is a fully online course and requires access to an internet enabled computer or tablet. Once students receive the log in details for the programme then they can complete the course at any time and the certificate can be printed off at the end of the course. The course consists of a series of short training units followed by a quiz. The quiz can be retaken if it is not achieved at the first attempt.

In April 2016 the General Data Protection EU 2016/679 Regulation (GDPR) was adopted in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), and became enforceable from 25 May 2018.

In the United Kingdom, the GDPR superseded the Data Protection Act 1998 and regulates the collection and processing of personal data more strictly than its predecessors. And coupled with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), it is essential that employees – especially management, are trained on how to handle personal data legally.

Online GDPR training – and annual refresher training can help your organisation ensure compliance with data protection laws in the most efficient way possible.

GDPR training is a legal requirement for all personnel involved in the processing of EU & EEA Citizens’ personal data.

This course’s content has been designed to inform all types of organisations and staff about the GDPR.

Our GDPR training course is extensive, in-depth and ideally suited for an organisation’s Data Protection Officers and those who frequently handle personal and sensitive data. There is s standard 20/30 minute course or a more in depth 1 ½-2 hour course, course selection is dependent on the needs of the business or organisation and whether the course is initial training or a refresher.

Entry Requirements: This course is available to all individuals with an internet enabled tablet or computer. The training and assessment is only available in English.

Certification: This course is certified by the CPD certification service.

Course Units:

The purpose of GDPR – Why the GDPR exists, its practical purpose, and the different types of data that exist.

Differences between the Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR EU 2016/679 Regulation

How to fully comply with GDPR – What your obligations are when processing personal data, and how to comply with these obligations.

What GDPR permits for your organisation – What your organisation is allowed to process: different industries have differing obligations and permissions when processing personal (and sensitive) data.

What GDPR does not permit for your organisation – The limitations that GDPR applies to your organisation’s data processing activities.

How to implement GDPR compliance – An organisational guide to complying with the GDPR and avoiding data misuse or breaches.


All applicants must complete fire awareness before they can access any further courses. The fire awareness course is free with the first course booked per applicant and must be repeated annually with new bookings. 1 booking = 1 course (regardless of whether this is multiple individuals on one course or one individual on multiple courses.

To book multiple courses please complete the Business Course Booking form. This can be requested through adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk.

Number of bookings per application (business or individual) - Cost

1 - £12

2-9 - £10

10-49 - £8

50+ - £6

Discount is applied per booking and not per company, for example a company/individual booking 15 candidates/courses will pay £8 per course. If they subsequently book a further 6 places, they will pay £10 per course.

Progression: Please see the industry short online training section of the Adult Skills website for our full training offer.

How to Apply:

To apply for this programme, please complete the on-line application form using the links on the right of the factsheet on the website. Alternatively, printed application forms are available from Adult Skills:


Myerscough College, St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow, Preston. Lancashire, PR3 0RY

Telephone: 0800 652 5592

Email: adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk

Website: www.myerscough.ac.uk/shortcourses

Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, programmes of study are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.

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Booking Forms

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