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GDPR Course Library

General Data Protection Regulation Course for Managers

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the law that regulates the processing of personal and special category data (previously called sensitive data) by organisations established within the European Economic Area (EEA),. The EEA includes the European Union (EU), Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

The GDPR also applies to the processing of personal data of individuals residing in the EEA by organisations not established in the EEA. This means that is applies to organisations that have an operation, affiliate, branch office, or local agent or representative in the EEA. The penalties for breaching the GDPR are severe, which is why it is critical for businesses to ensure compliance.

Our GDPR Training Course provides your managers with an in-depth understanding of how to apply the six key principles of data protection, what are best practices, DPIAs and data transfers.

We also offer a similar course aimed at all employees entitled GDPR Training for All Staff.

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 40 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Know what types of data are protected under the GDPR
  • Explain all the rights granted to individuals under the GDPR
  • Take appropriate steps to deal with subject access requests
  • Understand the six principles of data protection
  • Explain your company's lawful bases for processing personal data (consent, legitimate interest etc.)
  • Take appropriate action to safeguard personal data
  • Spot and report any personal data breaches
  • Take an active role in ensuring GDPR accountability and governance


Course contents

  • Welcome
  • What is the GDPR?
    - Who's responsible?
  • What is personal data
    - Special category data
  • Best practice: Personal data
    - Rights of the data subject
    - Dealing with Subject Access Requests (SAR)
    - You make the call: Valid SAR or not?
  • Best practice: Right of access
  • Best practice: Right to rectification
  • Best practice: Right to be forgotten
  • Principles of data protection
    - You make the call: Data protection in practice
  • Best practice: Data retention
  • Lawful basis
    - You make the call: What lawful basis
  • Best practice: Lawful basis
  • Consent
    - Do you know: How to get consent?
  • Best practice: Consent
  • International transfers
    - You make the call: International transfers
    - What does it take to transfer data?
    - Transferring employee data outside the EU
  • Best practice: International transfers
  • Personal data breaches
  • Data breach notification
  • Best practice: Personal data breaches
  • Accountability and governance
  • Records of processing activities
  • Contracts
  • Data protection by design and default
  • Data protection impact assessments (DPIAs)
    - You make the call: DPIAs
  • Best practice and DPIAs
  • GDPR penalties
    - You make the call: What's the penalty
  • Summary

Free Trial: GDPR Course Library

Our GDPR Compliance Course Library contains general and specialised e-learning courses providing a complete GDPR compliance training solution.

It will help you to ensure that all employees are aware of the GDPR rules relevant to their role and how to apply them through practical examples.

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Duration Approximately 30 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - includes examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels and best practice do's and don'ts for managers
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment 
iExpress Supplementary four-minute iExpress interactive video provided to create awareness and interest about the topic
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary


We offer several off-the-shelf subscription options for you to train your staff using this course and others in this library. Alternatively, you may purchase a perpetual licence to this course and tailor it completely to fit in with your business or go for something totally bespoke that we build for you ground up. Visit our pricing page for more details on all these options.

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