General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Awareness Training - APMG Certification


The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a game-changer. It needs a cultural change within companies to ensure everyone is data privacy-aware. This training is aimed at any individual from any size organisation who wishes to make data privacy matter.

You may need to implement changes to meet the regulatory requirements or you may need to kick start your own awareness campaign. This course has been designed to address all audiences and prepare them for the next steps.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the reasons for the new regulation and the scope of its application
  • Identify the key participants in the processing of personal data and discuss their responsibilities
  • Discuss the key principles and conditions that determine the lawful basis for processing
  • Outline the key regulatory aspects impacting organisations and the risks and opportunities arising
  • Identify the nest steps for achieving compliance and building a privacy awareness culture

Syllabus areas covered are

  • Introduction to GDPR
  • Key concepts and principles
  • Data Subject Rights and Consent
  • Accountability and Governance
  • Other key aspects

This course provides the full background knowledge for the APMG certification exam (GDPR). This certification will show that organisations have taken the steps to educate their teams and that a minimum level of knowledge is in place across the business.


Background to the introduction of GDPR

How GDPR has clarified the definitions of personal data

Key concepts, roles and principles (Part 1)

  • Different data items and how they are treated
  • What is personal data processing
  • Key roles in data protection
  • Six data protection principles

Key concepts, roles and principles (Part 2)

  • Changes in data subject rights
  • Privacy notices and subject access requests
  • Key changes impacting consent mechanisms

Consent and data subject rights

  • Rights for individuals

Accountability and governance

  • Data privacy impact assessment
  • The DPO
  • Concepts of privacy
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation
  • Code of conducts and certification
  • Responsibilities of the DPO

Other key aspects of GDPR

  • Data breach
  • Security of personal data
  • International data transfers
  • What triggers a breach
  • Risk-based approach

Optional APMG Certification Exam

Please note that the exam (20 minutes, online) is not included with the course but can be purchased separately from an APMG exam provider.

How do I study this course

This course can be completed entirely online using innovative and engaging e-learning

The course will take around 4 hours to complete. There is a mock exam simulator included which will test your knowledge of the course before taking the real exam.

Course Duration – 4 Hours

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Awareness Training - APMG Certification


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Awareness Training - APMG Certification

Training Duration

4 Hours

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