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Data Protection Officer Training: All you need to know about the role of the DPO Training Course

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Are you a new or an existing Data Protection Officer (DPO) or are you wanting to move into the role of the DPO but not sure how to become a DPO, or are you just wanting to find out what the legal requirements and responsibilities are of the role, then this Data Protection Officer training course is for you. 
You must have good understanding of Data Protection to attend this course, if you require an introductory course please book on our All you need to know: Introduction to Data Protection and UK GDPR

If you are seeking a Data Protection Qualifaction, please book on our 5 day  Managing Data Protection  Complaince Certificate

Data Protection Officer Training Course Overview

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) has a statutory basis in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. The Data Protection Officer will be the person staff approach for advice and guidance and it is their job to make sure the organisation stays on track with their data protection compliance program.   

The Article 29 Working Party details that Data Protection Officers (‘DPO’s) will be at the heart of the legal framework for many organisations. Under the GDPR it is mandatory for certain controllers and processors to designate a DPO. This is the case for all public authorities and bodies (irrespective of what data they process), and for other organisations that – as a core activity – monitor individuals systematically and on a large scale, or that process special categories of personal data on a large scale.

This one-day course presents practical exercises about the role of the Data Protection Officer, key responsibilities and actions of the role; covering an introduction to privacy law, the GDPR articles; Designation of DPO, Tasks and Position of DPO. Exercises covering the importance of accountability and transparency. Looking at the difference between implementation and advice/inform and monitor. How to avoid conflict of interest and how to manage a difference of opinions.  

This course will support you to build and embed a Data Protection by design culture and lots more!  

Who should attend?

This course is for Data Protection Officers or any staff that work or are associated with the Data Protection Officer role. 



What our clients said about the course

This is a great course for DPO newbies. It's difficult to pinpoint which aspects were most interesting as all of it was so beneficial. The Trainer made the course particularly engaging and I look forward to booking on to future training with Leadership Through Data.

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Director of Operations

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark

This was a really interactive course. I enjoyed the group discussions and very much enjoyed the risk based approach exercise.

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Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer Course Programme

9:45 - 10:00Welcome aims
10:00 - 11:30Introduction and History to privacy law
Legal Framework - General Data Protection Regulations & Data Protection Act
What is your privacy Appetite, Key roles for DPO
Allies or Enemies - Internal divisions
Privacy roles – more than just a DPO
What legal types of data? What is Personal and Sensitive?
Who does the Law effect?
11:30 – 11:45Refreshment break
11:45 – 13:15Designation of DPO
When do you legally have to have a DPO? and the Pro's and Con's
Who should be a DPO?, What professional experience does the DPO need?
Expert knowledge, DPO Qualities, Skills & Expertise
Publication & Communication of DPO’s contact details
13:15 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:00Tasks of DPO
What is a DPO liable for? What is a DPO responsible for?
Implementation vs Advice
Cooperating with the supervisory authority and acting as a contact point
How might DPO monitor compliance?, Position of Data Protection Officer
When should the Controller should seek advice of DPO?
What are a DPO's Roles and Responsibilities? Necessary resources
DPOs must not be instructed on? DPOs must not be instructed on
What is Conflict of Interest? Data Protection Impact Assessments
Dismissing or Penalising a DPO Facebook
Cyber Security
15:00 – 15:15Refreshment break
15:15 – 16:15Where to begin? Privacy management Programme OR GDPR Compliance Project?
Diagram – steps to take when establishing a programme
Management systems BS10012 and ISO 27701
Complete Regular Audits
What the DPO did next?
16:15 – 16:30Summary and close
Data Protection Officer Virtual Training Dates

TrainerStart DateEnd Date Cost Book
Debbie Topping04/Feb/21 £375Book
Ralph O'Brien25/Mar/21 £375Book
Ralph O'Brien28/Apr/21 £375Book
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In House Training
Leadership Through Data provide bespoke training courses that are custom made to your needs. Bespoke courses provide an exclusive learning and development opportunity.

Our expert trainers provide specialist training for your employees within your company either face to face or virtually. Oue virtual platform has been increasingly popular with our clients, as it reduces the cost for trainer travelling expenses and would also reduce your companies carbon footprint. All delegates will be able to see their trainer and fellow delegates as you would in a meeting room and talk to them live.   

We offer our services through a number of cost effective packages, (Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze) for as little as 6 employees to 15 employees per training session.

If you did not find the course you are looking please contact us and we can discuss and design the right course for you. For a no obligation quote, email or call Sharon, Client Relationship Manager on 07593 438646 or 01206 807267

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Bronze Package

This package is offered as a ‘Virtual Training Environment’ only.
This works particularly well for small numbers but there needs to be a minimum of 6. 
This package includes:
PDF Workbook 
6 CPD Points
Attendance Certificate

Silver Package

This package provides face to face or virtual taining for 8 people for a one-day course.
Additional Delegates can be added at a reduced cost.
This package includes:
LTD Workbook & Pen 
6 CPD points 
Attendance Certificate

Gold Package

This package allows you to train up to 15 members of your staff on your site or virtually. This option provides you with the most cost-effective way for inhouse training for a greater number of staff.
This package includes:
LTD Workbook Delegate Pack 
LTD Pen 
6 CPD Points 
Attendance Certificate

Platinum Package

This package includes a short consultancy period along with any other training package. This package allows you the opportunity to contact the trainer for any questions or ongoing support that arises after the training session has finished. This equates to 4 hours of the trainer’s time. It must be used within 4-weeks. Client have utilised this service for roughly 1 hour per week over a 4 period.

Q & A

When will I be advised of the venue location?

Exact location are sent out via email, two weeks before the course, we would therefore advise you not to book accommodation until the venue is confirmed.

What happens if the course is cancelled?

To try to avoid cancelling face to face courses, however if the number of delegates is below 5 we will offer this a virtual course instead.

Do you offer any course discounts?

Yes we offer a 10% discount for the primary delegate if you book more than one person from the same organisation at the same time.
We offer 20% off on selected course for promotional offers.

Will I get a recognised qualification?

As part of our accreditation with the CPD accreditation group, you will receive 6 or 12 CPD points for each course attended.
The Certificate in Managing Data Protection Complaince is the second qualification of a suite of 3 data protection qualifications.