Data Protection and the GDPR for Schools Training Course

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration 1-2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion

This Data Protection and the GDPR for Schools online training course will make you aware of the General Data Protection Regulation and why it is needed. The course provides examples from a school setting to explain how the GDPR impacts schools and childcare providers.

The course includes guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office and the EU’s Article 29 Working Party. It identifies key differences between the requirements of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) that it replaces.

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Who is Data Protection and the GDPR for Schools course for?

The Data Protection and the GDPR for Schools online training course is suitable for all individuals who need to be aware of the data protection regulations and how they should treat personal data, but whose work does not involve access to sensitive personal data.

What are the learning outcomes for the GDPR Level 1 course?

After completing the course you will be able to describe:

  • The purpose and scope of the GDPR.
  • The difference between personal data and sensitive personal data.
  • How the GDPR protects personal data.
  • The role of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
  • The role and responsibilities of a data controller and data processor.
  • The 7 principles for storing and processing personal data.
  • The rights of data subjects.
  • Situations where personal data is exempt or partially exempt from the GDPR.
  • What a breach of personal data is and what must be done if one occurs.

When do I get my Data Protection and the GDPR certificate?

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

All of our courses conform to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and have been accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Your certificate will include the CPD logo and therefore, you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the Data Protection and the GDPR for Schools course cover?

This online course contains the following 7 topics:

1 – Background to the GDPR

The first topic describes the background to the GDPR. Then you will learn about why it is necessary to protect personal data. Finally the topic identifies where and when the GDPR applies.

2 – Personal data covered by the GDPR

The second topic describes the categories of personal data covered by the GDPR. You will learn about the difference between personal data and sensitive personal data. The topic covers unique pupil numbers and data from CCTV recordings, photos and videos. The topic also covers anonymous data and online identifiers.

3 – How personal data is protected by the GDPR

The third topic outlines the purpose of the GDPR and identifies who is responsible for enforcing the GDPR. You will learn about what information you must register with the ICO. The topic also defines some important terms – Data Controller, Data Processor and Data Subject.

4 – The 7 data protection principles

Topic 4 describes the seven data protection principles of the GDPR.

5 – The 8 rights of data subjects

Topic 5 outlines eight data subject rights with examples. You will learn about what can happen when you ignore a data subject’s rights.

6 – Exemptions and partial exemptions

In topic 6 you will learn about the categories of data that are exempt or partially exempt under the GDPR. The topic also identifies what is meant by a derogation from the GDPR.

7 – Data breaches and the GDPR

The final topic defines the concept of a personal data breach. You will learn when to report breaches and who to report to.

GDPR for Schools Assessment

When you have finished all seven topics you can do the assessment. The assessment questions come from question banks and this means the assessment questions are different each time you take the assessment. Therefore the training is good for initial training and also for a refresher.

You can have as many goes at the assessment as you like and you will learn from any errors as you will get informative feedback.

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