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Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course

Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course

SKU: 4779

Learn from the experts how to meet the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Gain knowledge of the Regulation, a practical understanding of the methods and tools for implementing and managing an effective compliance framework.


Achieve the EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P) qualifications (both ISO 17024-certificated). Exams included in course. The course is worth 35 CPD points.

Course duration:

5 days

EU locations:

Dublin. See venue details. 

Combination course offer:

Save 15% when you purchase this combination course online! (Discount automatically applied at checkout.)

Worldwide locations:


Other ways to learn :

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Simply book online to receive your booking confirmation and full joining instructions within 48 hours. We accept purchase orders from local authorities, government departments and other public-sector organisations, and will consider account facilities for large corporate customers. See our payment options page for details.

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Certified GDPR Foundation Training Course

EU general data protection training
Price: 570,00 €
Excluding VAT

Certified GDPR Practitioner Training Course

Certified EU Data Protection Practitioner Training Course
Price: 2.030,00 €
Excluding VAT


Course overview

The EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination training course outline

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides a single, harmonised data privacy law for the EU. It aims to prevent the loss of personal data by improving data security for all individuals living in EU member states. The GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018, and organisations that fail to comply face fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20 million – whichever is greater.

The four-day Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation and Practitioner (GDPR) Combination Training Course provides a comprehensive introduction to the EU GDPR, and a practical understanding of the implications and legal requirements for organisations of any size. It then focuses on the application of the Regulation, how the data protection principles work in practice, the policies and procedures necessary, and practical guidance on how to implement an effective privacy and information security compliance programme.

The EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination training course benefits 

Delivered by an experienced privacy consultant, this training delves into the detail of the GDPR, covering how each aspect of the Regulation can be translated into implementation actions in your organisation. You’ll be given the use of tools and real-life examples in order to understand how the Regulation applies in real-world context. As it’s delivered by a consultant with in house experience, you’ll benefit from the ability to ask questions specific to your organisation and receive sound advice.

The EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination training pass rate

The average pass rate for this course is 78%.

Who should attend this course?

  • Business directors or managers who want to understand how the requirements of the GDPR will affect their organisation.
  • Managers involved in or responsible for GDPR compliance, such as:
    • Privacy managers;
    • Data protection managers;
    • Information security managers;
    • IT managers;
    • Project managers;
    • Corporate governance managers;
    • Risk and compliance managers;
    • General or privacy counsels; and
    • Finance, HR or marketing managers.
  • Individuals with a basic knowledge of data protection regulation and practices, and looking to develop their career with a professional qualification.

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • Experienced, knowledgeable trainers with in-house experience will be able to answer questions with real life examples.
  • IT Governance introduced the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course and the only one that’s ISO 17024- certificated.
  • We are Europe’s premier GDPR training provider.
  • We offer more GDPR training dates and locations that anyone else.
  • We have trained more than 7,900 professionals on the GDPR.

Course details

What does the EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination training course cover?

The Foundation course will cover:

  • Essential GDPR background and terminology.
  • The six data protection principles.
  • Special categories of personal data.
  • The rights of data subjects, including data access requests.
  • The roles of controllers and processors.
  • Data protection by design.
  • Securing personal data.
  • Reporting data breaches.
  • How to perform a data protection impact assessment (DPIA).
  • The data protection officer (DPO) role.
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU.
  • The powers of supervisory authorities.

The Practitioner course will cover:

  • The role of the data protection officer (DPO).
  • What constitutes personal data.
  • Accountability, the privacy compliance framework and a personal information management system (PIMS).
  • Lessons to be learned from common data security failures.
  • The six data protection principles – how to apply them and demonstrate compliance.
  • The security of personal data.
  • An organisational risk management framework.
  • Legal requirements for a DPIA.
  • How to conduct a DPIA with a DPIA tool.
  • Why and how to conduct a data mapping exercise.
  • The rights of data subjects.
  • Giving and withdrawing consent.
  • Handling data subject access requests (DSARs).
  • The roles of controllers and processors, and the relationships between them.
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU and the mechanisms for compliance.
  • How to become GDPR compliant using a compliance gap assessment tool.

What’s included in this course?

Course materials, lunch and the exam are all included in this course as well as a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) tool, and a GDPR compliance gap assessment tool.

What equipment should I bring?

You will be sent the course materials in advance of the course, so please bring them with you, as well as a pop-up enabled laptop or tablet on which to sit the exam. 

Course duration and times

Day 1: 09.30 – 17.00
Day 2: 09.15 – 17.00
Day 3: 09.15 – 17.00
Day 4: 09.15 – 17.00
Day 5: 09.15 – 17.00

CPD/CPE points

This course is equivalent of 35 CPD/CPE points.

How much does the EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination training course cost?

The course costs €2600 €2210 ex VAT.

Exams and qualifications

EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination exams

The course supports professional development, and delegates who pass the included exams are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P) qualifications by IBITGQ. It is also certificated by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and satisfies the IISP Skills Framework requirements at Level 1: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B2 and C3..

What qualifications will I receive?

ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P)

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

Provisional exam results will be given immediately after completing the exams, confirmed results will be issued within 10 working days with your certificate to your email address.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest for the exam.


Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no pre-requisites for sitting this course.

Is there any recommended reading?

We would recommend purchasing one or more of the following:

Do I need to bring proof of identity?

Delegates must bring a form of photographic ID with them as the invigilator my request to check it prior to the exam.

"Having recently completed both the GDPR Foundation and Practitioner course with IT Governance, I cannot recommend them enough. The training delivered by Sharon was fast paced, fun, interesting and extremely informative, an excellent preparation for the exams. The instructors expertise was apparent from the first instance and provided for thought provoking discussion among our group, ensuring that we both knew and understood the complexities of the subject. If you hold data which could be subject to GDPR, these courses will provide you and your colleagues with the tools and knowledge to understand the legal requirements in place to protect the rights of your data subjects and your organisation. Excellent investment! "

Claire, Registration Officer, PHECC

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