New GDPR Practitioner Certificate Launched
Act Now Training Limited is pleased to announce the launch of its new GDPR Practitioner Certificate (GDPR.Cert).
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going to be implemented in May 2018 despite the Brexit vote. Indeed the Government has confirmed that GDPR is going to be part of UK law even after the UK leaves the EU. So say hello to Breach Notification, the Right To Be Forgotten, the joys of Privacy Impact Assessments and, in some cases, the mandatory Data Protection Officer.
The GDPR Practitioner Certificate (GDPR.Cert) is aimed at those undertaking the role of Data Protection Officer under GDPR whether in the public or the private sector. This is going to be a challenging role. In November, the new Information Commissioner (Elizabeth Denham) said in a speech at the NADPO annual conference:
“I think the role of DPO can be one of the toughest jobs around. You have to help your organisations deliver, but you have to do it in a privacy responsible and transparent way. That’s really challenging in lots of varied situations.”
This course will teach delegates essential GDPR skills and knowledge. It builds on the success of the Act Now Data Protection Practitioner Certificate (launched in April 2014), which it replaces, by focussing on GDPR. The course 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.
The course tutor is Tim Turner who says:
“GDPR is the biggest change to Data Protection in a generation. I have looked at every aspect of this revised course to equip Data Protection officers with the knowledge they need to tackle GDPR in a practical way.”
Tim will share his vast experience gained through years of helping organisations comply with their DP obligations. This, together with a comprehensive set of course materials and guidance notes, will mean that delegates will not only be in a position to pass the course assessment but to learn valuable DPO skills which they will be able to apply in their workplaces for years to come.
This new course builds on Act Now’s reputation for delivering high quality practical training at an affordable price:
- In December 2012 we were the first company in the UK to launch a dedicated Freedom of Information qualification for the Scottish public sector.
- In April 2014 we launched the highly successful Data Protection Practitioner Certificate. Delegates have loved the new practical way of learning and assessment.
- In April 2016 we launched the IRMS Foundation Certificate in Information Governance. This represents the first fully online certificated course covering data protection, information security, freedom of information and records management.
This new course widens the choice of qualifications for DP practitioners and advisers. Ibrahim Hasan (Director of Act Now Training) said:
“We are pleased be able to launch this new qualification with less than 18 months to go to GDPR implementation. Because of its emphasis on practical skills, we are confident that it will become the qualification of choice for current and future Data Protection Officers.”