Certificate in Data Protection Compliance

10 hours – certificated by the SQA

The Certificate in Data Protection Compliance offers an intermediate level of data protection training for those with no previous experience of data protection that can be completed face to face or through on-line training.

Level - Intermediate

This course is at SCQF level 6.  For the detailed course information leaflet please click here.

Course Dates

Course dates are regularly scheduled for the on-line and face to face delivery.  Please see course dates below.

On-line courses are made up of 4 two hour sessions plus revision and assessment.


The cost of this course is £475 for a certificated course or £375 to complete the course without the assessment.  All prices are subject to VAT.

data protection certificate approved by the SQA


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Tkm Certificate in Data Protection Compliance9 & 10 Oct 24On-line - 7 hours delivered over two half days£475 + VAT



The easiest way to book a place on our courses is to use our booking form.

Each on-line module is 2 hours, which can include work to be completed either before or after any on-line sessions.


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Module 1 – The Context of Data Protection, the ICO and key definitions
  • The context of data protection
  • Scope of the General Data Protection Regulation
  • The role of the ICO
  • Offences
  • Key definitions
Module 2 – An Introduction to the Data Protection Principles
  • Special categories of personal data and criminal offence data
  • An introduction to data protection principles including the lawful bases
Module 3 – Rights of Data Subjects
  • Transparent information, communication and modalities for the exercise of the rights of the data subject
  • Provision of information
  • Overview of other rights of data subjects
Module 4 – Responsibilities of Controllers & Codes of Practice
  • Demonstrating accountability and documentation
  • Information security
  • Data protection impact assessments
  • Requirements for Data Protection Officers
  • Transfer of personal data to third countries or international organisations
  • Relationship with processors
  • Overview of applying legislation with codes of practice:
    • Marketing
    • Managing employees
    • Monitoring
    • Information sharing
Certificate in Data Protection Compliance - Revision and Exam
  • Practice questions with answers
  • Exam


Learning Outcomes & Course Information

Demonstrate an understanding of the development of data protection laws in the UK

Demonstrate a basic understanding of the key parts of data protection and associated laws applicable in the UK

Demonstrate an understanding of data protection and associated laws that apply to simple scenarios


The assessment for this qualification is a one hour multiple choice exam usually completed at the end of the day for face to face delivery, or a short time after the course for on-line delivery.

What's next?

The next qualification in this series are the Certificate in Managing Data Protection Compliance.

Course materials

Course materials are included in the cost of either the module or full course and are provided in hard copy.


Course information

For full details of the Certificate in Data Protection Compliance, please see our course leaflet available here.

If you are looking for a practitioner level qualification, please see our Certificate in Managing Data Protection Compliance.

Discount available for IRMS members

Please contact us for details.


What Our Customers Say

I thoroughly enjoyed my online course. It was the perfect mix of paper working, discussion and information. Liz is a very knowledgeable trainer and delivered the course in a way that allowed me to understand and follow the material and I was never left feeling unsure or that I couldn’t ask for clarification. Brilliant.

October 2020

The delivery and pace of the course was perfect. GDPR is quite an in-depth subject and it was delivered at a pace that I could keep up with. I was never left feeling confused or unsure on anything that had been covered. 

October 2020

Liz encouraged discussion and participation but I never felt pressured or obliged to contribute.

October 2020

It has given me greater confidence as a business owner to ensure we continue on our compliance journey. 

October 2020

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