Act Now Training’s Data Protection Practitioner Certificate continues to go from strength to strength. The two remaining courses in 2016 are fully booked and the latest set of results and delegate feedback show that it is an ideal qualification for those who work with Data Protection and privacy issues on a day-to-day basis.
In September 2016, a total of 14 delegates passed the course of which 10 achieved a distinction. As ever there was a wide range of delegates from the local government, health, education and private sectors.
Candidates were delighted with their results. They really appreciated the effort put in by our expert speaker Tim Turner:
“The course really was excellent and I would thoroughly recommend it. Data Protection can be a dry subject, but not when delivered by Tim – he kept my full attention from beginning to end with his excellent and interesting presentation, and invaluable advice.” SB, Lancashire CC
“Tim broke the course down into manageable chunks and gave useful, practical examples that illustrated his points. This course has given me not only the knowledge but also the confidence to improve at my job and make my organisation better too!” DH, Cheshire West and Chester Council
“Tim imparts a huge amount of information in an accessible, user-friendly way that has never felt overwhelming.” SM, University of Surrey
The emphasis of the course is on practical skills which a Data protection Officers need to do their job and raise DP standards in their organisation. This is something, which was emphasised by our delegates in their feedback:
“I would thoroughly recommend the course, which has a sensible, practical focus and deals with the application of an otherwise abstract and complex piece of legislation to real life situations.” AG, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
“The course provided useful practical examples which makes it easy to apply the DPA and identify a potential breach in a scenario – Immensely useful :).” BA, Nursing and Midwifery Council
“Great, thorough presentation and discussion of the practical implementations of data protection, the Act and its future developments.” PC, University of the Highlands and Islands
The course syllabus continues to be revised to include more themes covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will come in force in May 2018 (and which is still relevant despite the Brexit vote).
The course, designed in consultation with a panel of experts from the UK and Europe, takes place over four days (one day per week) and involves lectures, assessments and exercises. This is followed by a written assessment. Candidates are then required to complete a practical project (in their own time) to achieve the certificate.
If you don’t have the time to attend for four consecutive weeks, why not try our intensive course in Summer 2017?
GDPR Practitioner Certificate (GDPR.Cert) – A 4 day certificated course aimed at those undertaking the role of Data Protection Officer under GDPR whether in the public or the private sector. It builds on the success of the Act Now Data Protection Practitioner Certificate (launched in April 2014), which it replaces, by focussing on GDPR.