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Certified GDPR Foundation Training Course

Certified GDPR Foundation Training Course

SKU: 5815
  • Get a comprehensive introduction, from our Specialist Consultants, to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
  • Develop a practical understanding of the key implications, compliance requirements and potential benefits for organisations 
  • One-day, certificated training course.
  • IBITGQ and CIISec (The Chartered Institute of Information Security) accredited, one-day training course.
  • Successful completion of the course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification and 7 CPD/CPE points.
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Training course outline

Get a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR, its implications and what it means for your organisation.

This course provides an introduction to:

  • Essential GDPR background and terminology;
  • The six data protection principles;
  • Data subjects’ rights, including data subject access requests;
  • Securing personal data;
  • Reporting data breaches;
  • How to perform a DPIA (data protection impact assessment);
  • The DPO (data protection officer) role; and
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU. 

GDPR Foundation training course benefits

 Designed by experts

Delivered by an experienced privacy consultant, this training session is built on the foundations of our extensive practical experience delivering data protection support to clients.

 GDPR Certificate

Successful completion of the course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR F qualification.

 Learn from anywhere

Choose whether you attend Live Online or in person at one of our training venues.

“The course was well lead and presented by a very passionate trainer. The delivery was fast-paced and concise, covering a large amount of practical information enabling me to pass the assessment. Anyone new to GDPR, I’d highly recommend reading the pre-course material. I recommend this course to anyone wanting to pursue a career in GDPR.”

- Althea


“Certified GDPR Foundation , Very impressed by Alice T. Very clear, approachable and handled questions well whilst sticking to the program to get through (a lot of) material.”

- Harry Blathwayt, Head of Legal and Compliance


“Great info, clear speaker, nice little jokes in between, never boring, and very knowledgeable.”

- Jennifer Snella, Paralegal and Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO


Who should attend this course?

Business directors or managers who want to understand how the requirements of the GDPR will affect their organisation, such as:

  • Those employed in a risk or compliance department;
  • Information security managers;
  • IT managers;
  • Data analysts;
  • Project managers;
  • General or privacy counsels; and
  • Individuals with a basic knowledge of data protection regulation and practices who want to develop their career with a professional qualification.

Your learning path

Find out how the Certified GDPR Foundation Training Course will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

This course is an essential component of the following learning paths:

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Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re internationally recognised as the authority on the GDPR – our team introduced the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses and the only ones that are ISO 17024-certificated.
  • We have trained more than 8,000 professionals on the GDPR.
  • Trained by industry experts – our trainers are working consultants with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • Choose the method that suits you – we offer classroom, instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
  • Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.
Course details

What does this training course over?

  • Bands of penalties for breaches
  • Lawfulness of processing and consent
  • The six data protection principles
  • Special categories of personal data
  • The rights of data subjects, including data access requests
  • Controllers and processors
  • Data protection by design
  • Securing personal data
  • How to perform a DPIA
  • Reporting data breaches
  • The DPO role
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU
  • Certification against the GDPR
  • The powers of supervisory authorities
  • Lead supervisory authorities
  • The role of the EDPB (European Data Protection Board)

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • The EU GDPR F exam.
  • Interactive PDF and an online quiz tool for knowledge testing.
  • A certificate of attendance.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a laptop for the duration of your course and exam.

Course duration and times

Live Online CET/CEST

  • Day 1: 09:30 am – 5:00 pm

Live Online EET/EEST

  • Day 1: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Exams and qualifications

GDPR Foundation exam

Attendees take the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR F exam set by IBITGQ
(International Board for IT Governance Qualifications). There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

The course supports professional development, and delegates who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification by IBITGQ.


This course holds accreditation from IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) and CIISec (The Chartered Institute of Information Security), satisfying CIISec Knowledge Areas requirements at Level 1: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B2 and C3.

As a premier personnel certification body, IBITGQ specialises in certifying individuals who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in IT governance practices.

IBITGQ maintains accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard, a globally recognised benchmark for conformity assessment. Accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) further underscores the course's commitment to meeting stringent certification requirements.

ISO 17024 certification is esteemed within the industry and universally acknowledged by employers worldwide. By aligning with this standard, our course ensures that your qualifications are not only recognised but also highly valued by employers across diverse sectors.

Upon successful completion of the course, you have the opportunity to validate your professional expertise by registering your qualification on the esteemed IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register. This platform serves as a testament to your commitment to excellence in IT governance, setting you apart as a distinguished professional in the field.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • Provisional exam results will be available immediately after completing the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Results notifications and certificates are emailed directly to candidates by the relevant exam board; please note that hard-copy exam certificates are not issued.

Do I need proof of identity to take the exam?

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

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.


Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for sitting this course. It is open to all individuals looking to gain more knowledge about the GDPR.

Is there any recommended-reading?

There is no recommended reading for this courses.

Customer Reviews

(5.00)stars out of 5
# of Ratings: 2
1. on 31/01/2023, said:
5 stars out of 5
I found the course very informative and professionally presented. I found the personnel to be very in tune with my needs in successfully completing the training and exam. I also found the them to be very understanding and supportive while remaining very professional. I would highly recommend the course and the way the training was delivered.
2. on 27/08/2019, said:
5 stars out of 5
I was fortuned to be single participant at my course and therefor had plenty of time for questions and clarification. The teacher was competent and well prepared.
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