Data Protection Course - BCS Foundation

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Data Protection Course - BCS Foundation


Do you need a qualification in data protection or are you thinking about learning more about data protection for your organisation?

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection designed for those who need to have an understanding of data protection, and the GDPR in particular, to do their job and knowledge of data protection law would be effective in their role.

You will learn the knowledge of Data Protection and Privacy, Information Governance, risk and compliance, Data Management, Project Management, Directors/Senior Managers with Data Protection responsibilities, Legal and procurement, Marketing and Sales professionals, Information Security and IT and Human Resources.

Online, self-study, global access to study in any country

  • Study time: 23.5 hours
  • Gain Industry Skills
  • 12 months course access
  • Includes exam
  • Job and Career Support
  • Tutor support
  • Learn Online - Study at home or work
  • Aligned to SFIAPlus
    IT Industry Framework
  • Globally Recognised BCS Certificate
  • Free 1 year BCS Membership
  • 0% Interest Free Payments

Data Protection Course - BCS Foundation

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection is a globally recognised professional qualification which will help develop your knowledge and understanding in these specific subjects:

Course Subjects You Learn

  • Demonstrate an awareness around personal data rights in the EU and the UK
  • Describe the territorial scope and jurisdiction of the UK GDPR (Article 3)
  • Define the key items of terminology
  • Describe data protection principles.
  • Explain the lawful basis to process Personal Data listed under (Article 6) of the UK GDPR
  • Describe the conditions permitted for processing special category data listed under Article 9 of UK GDPR
  • Identify the accountability obligations (Article 5 (2) and Article 24) UK GDPR
  • Describe the purpose of a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) UK GDPR
  • Explain the process of conducting a DPIA (Article 35) UK GDPR and identify when risks arising from a DPIA may need prior consultation with the ICO (Article 36) UK GDPR
  • Identify the importance of keeping a record of processing activity (RoPA) (Article 30) UK GDPR. 
  • Outline the interplay with privacy notices (Article 13 & 14) UK GDPR
  • Demonstrate how to adopt a ‘data protection by design and by default’ approach (Article 25) UK GDPR. 
  • Identify suitable information security measures (Article 32) UK GDPR
  • Explain the designation, position and tasks of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) (Article 37 to 39) UK GDPR 
  • Explain the role of the DPO and compliance monitoring Identify the controller and processor obligations
  • Explain the principles of data transfers under UK GDPR and the impact of data transfers to and from the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Explain the key rights granted to individuals (Articles 12 to 17 and 21 to 22) UK GDPR. Specifically, the candidate will be required to explain data subject rights in relation to:
  • Express awareness of the role of ISAs under EU GDPR. (Article 57 & 58 EU GDPR)
  • Explain the role of the ICO Explain the obligation and requirements surrounding the reporting of personal data breaches (UK GDPR Articles 33 and 34)
  • Identify the powers of the ICO that can be imposed as a result of a data protection breach or data protection complaint (Article 58 UK GDPR)
  • Describe liabilities Identify the relationship between the UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and PECR in respect of marketing. (Email phone, SMS, in-app messaging, push notifications). 

Study Easily Online with Duco Digital

• Work through online course content which is easy to follow, understand and in a logical format• Login to continue your course and monitor your progression easily at-a-glance• Book your online exam to take at home or in an office, no need to visit a test centre• Multiple choice exam• Test paper included with practice questions• Tutor support available 9 am - 5 pm weekdays GMT• Start today!

Who is BCS?

Recognised globally by corporations, academics and IT professionals, BCS is the British Computer Society, more commonly known as the Chartered Institute for IT.

They have over 60,000 members in 150 countries, and a wider community of business leaders, educators, practitioners and policy-makers all committed to their mission of leading the IT industry through its ethical challenges, to support the people who work in the industry, and to make IT good for society.
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Data Protection Course - BCS Foundation

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About Duco Digital Training

Duco Digital Training
Duco Digital Training

Duco Digital Training is a trusted provider of BCS online accredited courses, boot camps and training in an exciting range of business and technology subjects, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning, Business Analysis, Data Protection, Data Analysis, Digital Product Management, IT Ethics, Sales and Marketing, and ManagementThese range from short courses (awards), focused certifications at essential, foundation and practitioner levels, diplomas and bundles; designed to fit with career goals, your available time to learn and budget.

As well as strengthening skills and knowledge in a current role, these industry-recognised qualifications are recognised in over 200 countries, and can also open up a range of exciting new opportunities with a free one-year membership to BCS which offers professional networking, CPD and career support when learners pass their exam with Duco Digital.

We are committed to making learning as easy as possible. Our courses are designed so you can learn at home or work, without excessive reading or time-consuming assignments. Upgrade your skills and become indispensable to your company - enrol on a course today and begin your path to success!

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