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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection

Data Protection


Delivery Options for this Course

In-Person Classroom Delivery

Instructor Led

(Online or In-Person)

In-Person Classroom Delivery

Corporate (Group) Training


Knowledge of UK data protection law, incorporating the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and Data Protection  

Act 2018 (DPA 18), as well as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), along with an understanding of how they are applied in practice, is important for any organisation processing personal information. The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection is designed for those with some data protection responsibilities in an organisation or who, for other reasons, wish to achieve and demonstrate a broad understanding of the law. 


Entry Requirements 

It’s ideal if you hold the BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection, though this is not mandatory. 


Course Content

At the end of the sessions, delegates would have gained knowledge of: 

Module 1:  Context of data protection legislation.  

Module 2: Principles of data protection and applicable terminology.  

Module 3: Lawful basis for processing of personal data.  

Module 4: Accountability principle. 

Module 5: Obligations of Controllers, Joint Controllers and Data Processors.  

Module 6: International Data Transfers under EU and UK GDPR.    

Module 7: Data subject rights.  

Module 8: The role of independent supervisory authorities (ISAs) and the ICO.  

Module 9: Breaches, enforcement and liability.  

Module 10: Processing of personal data in relation to children. 

Module 11: Specific provisions in data protection legislation of particular relevance to public authorities.  

Module 12: Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (PECR) 2003 and subsequent amendments to 2021.  

Module 13: Application of data protection legislation in key areas of industry. 

Module 14: AI and the processing of personal data.  


Course Duration 

Guided learning – 22.5 hours 

Independent learning – 10 hours 

Exam – 90 minutes 

Exam Format 

This award is assessed by completing an invigilated online exam that candidates will only be able to access at the date and time they are registered to attend. 


Delivery: Digital or Paper Based 

Type: 40 Multiple Choice Qquestions 

Duration: 90 Minutes 

Open Book: No (No materials can be taken into the exam) 

Passmark: 65% (26/40) 

Delivery Options, Dates & Prices

In-Person or Online-Live Training

Whether you’re based at home, in an office and anywhere in the world, you can benefit from our weekly run Instructor-Led training sessions. We also run In-Person with add-on workshop sessions at our training centres in the UK.


Enjoy our small class sizes of a maximum of 8 delegates. Pick a date:

Dates Time(GMT) Days Mode/Location Price
22 Apr - 24 Apr
22 Apr - 24 Apr
09:00 - 14:45
09:00 - 14:45
3-Weekdays Online Instructor Led (Live) £ 895

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Group Training

Enhance your team’s effectiveness and boost productivity with instructor-led training delivered privately to your organisation, live online, or to any preferred location.


Whether your organisation requires a single course or an entire curriculum and exams, ALLNET Law has the expert instructors and management expertise to deliver quality data protection and privacy training that meets your budget, programme schedules, and business goals.


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    About BCS


    The BCS information security and data protection portfolio provides you with the knowledge and skills development needed to make a valuable impact in this critical area of the business. 

    Whether you’re looking to upskill or simply stay on top of the regulations and guidelines, these learning programmes are essential for anyone in a data or information security role. Understand how to align your organisation with the latest industry standards, frameworks and best practices so you can support a more robust level of information security and compliance. 

    Why Choose ALLNETLaw?

    ALLNET Law is proud to be an BCS Official Training Partner, providing delegates with the specialist training and tools to pass the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection . All our courses are taught by qualified practitioners with commercial experience.


    At ALLNET Law we strive to give our delegates the hands-on experience and do not only focus on the knowledge and exam techniques. Our comprehensive style of delivery provides you with the practical application and invaluable insight to Data Privacy, Information Security and Compliance in the real world.


    • We are an approved BCS Training Partner.
    • You can learn wherever and whenever you want with our robust classroom and interactive online training courses.
    • Our courses are taught by qualified practitioners with commercial experience.
    • We strive to give our delegates the hands-on experience.
    • Our courses are all-inclusive with no hidden extras.  The one-off cost covers the training, all course materials, and exam.
    • Our aim: To achieve a 100% first time pass rate on all our instructor-led courses.
    • Our Promise: Pass first time or ‘train’ again for FREE.
      *FREE training offered for retakes – come back within a year and only pay for the exam.


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    price is inclusive of:

    training, resources BCS membership and exam