Short Courses – Data Protection & Information Governance

Alongside our partners at FYI, Tkm offers a comprehensive portfolio of courses in data protection and other information related areas.  The courses in this section range from half a day to a maximum of 3 days, cater for all levels.  Tkm’s qualifications are certificated and quality assured by the SQA, one of the UK’s qualifications regulators.  These include a Certificate in Data Protection Compliance which is an ideal entry level course for those looking for an overview of data protection requirements.

We are approved by the BCS to offer the Foundation Certificate in Data Protection and in information security management principles, and are proud to be an approved training partner of the IRMS.

We also work with For Your Info who offer short courses in records management, FOISA and other information governance-related areas.

tkm courses and qualifications


Certificate in Data Protection Compliance

A 1 day course suitable for anyone looking for an introduction to data protection law.  This course is certificated and quality assured by the SQA and is at SCQF level 6.

Assessing & Managing Risk for Data Protection

A half day course looking at the key concepts of assessing and managing risk and how they can practically be applied for data protection.  Those attending will be eligible for a badge under FYI’s recognition scheme for  CPD.  Click here for more information.

Auditing Data Protection Compliance

A one day course in auditing data protection compliance based on risk.  Those attending will be eligible for a badge under FYI’s recognition scheme for  CPD.  Click here for more information.

BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection

A 3 day course designed for candidates looking for a introduction to current data protection laws including the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles

A 3 day course providing an introduction to information security, ideal for those looking for DPO CPD or to develop the information security element of their records management plan.

Conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments

DPIAs are an essential part of compliance with data protection laws.  This is a half day course providing a very practical insight to the process.  Those attending will be eligible for a badge under FYI’s recognition scheme for  CPD.  Click here for more information.

Tkm is highly experienced in the delivery of training, information governance, and the practical application of data protection laws.

 All courses and training will offer a very practical insight into compliance with the UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and other associated legislation.  Courses will provide you with tools and resources that you can take away and implement within your own organisations.


Tkm Course Listing

Tkm delivers certificated data protection and information governance training services across the UK.  We offer qualifications certified by the SQA and BCS professional certificates.  The dates below also include short courses offered by FYI.

Scheduled training dates are listed below.  The easiest way to book your data protection training is to complete our booking form. If you have any queries about which course would be the most suitable for you please contact us.


Course TitleDateLocationPrice
BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection24 - 26 Nov 21On-line - 3 days£1,100 + VAT

3 places available
Tkm Certificate in Data Protection Compliance20 & 21 Oct 21On-line - 7 hours delivered over two half days£450

(£375 without assessment)

3 places available
Assessing & Managing Risk for Data Protection3 Dec 21On-line - half day£195 + VAT

Auditing Data Protection Compliance10 Dec 21On-line - 1 day£375 + VAT
Conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments17 Dec 21On-line - one day£375 + VAT
BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles25, 26 & 27 Oct 21On-line - 3 days£1,295 + VAT

3 places available
Introduction to Scottish Freedom of Information1 & 2 Nov 21On-line - 2 half days

Being run by FYI, please see their website for booking details
£375 + VAT
BCS Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information11, 12, 18, 19 & 25 Jan 22On-line - 5 days£1,850 + VAT

Please note that the majority of our training is delivered in house although we run as many open courses as possible. Please contact us if you would like to register an interest in upcoming courses. 

Our booking terms and conditions are available here.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are not sure which course is right for you.

If your organisation has 3 or more people that require GDPR and data protection training please ask us about discounts. If you have 4 or more for any of the courses offered by Tkm it is likely to be more cost effective for you to run the training in house. Please contact us for details.

IRMS individual members are eligible for a 10% discount. IRMS corporate members are eligible for discount on in house training.


What Our Customers Say

Liz’s training style was practical, knowledgeable, supportive and engaging. She maintained our active participation throughout with regular exercises and opportunities for discussion. I also appreciated the quality and range of course materials and the post-course email support provided in the period leading up to the exam, supplying revision questions, model answers and answering any revision queries that came up. This course has not only provided me with a recognised qualification, it has also increased my confidence in supporting clients in this key aspect of information rights and governance.

Heather Jack


I am now responsible for data protection compliance in my organisation and feel that the course has given me the knowledge and confidence to be able to provide informed advice and recommendations to our Management Team. 

The week long course was very intense but also very rewarding and I am proud to say that I completed it.  Liz is an excellent trainer who takes the time to ensure you have grasped what is required and converts the hard to follow technical jargon into normal language.


October 2018

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See our training courses page for scheduled courses.  If you need any help deciding which course if for you, please contact us.

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