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GDPR Course Library

General Data Protection Regulation Course (All Staff)

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 with help your employees to understand what personal data is, how to protect it, how to escalate requests from data subjects and how to report personal data breaches.

We also offer a similar course aimed at leaders entitled GDPR Training for Managers.

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 30 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 steps to deal with subject access requests
  • Recognise the six principles of GDPR data protection
  • Explain your lawful bases (consent, legitimate interest etc) for processing personal data
  • Take appropriate action to safeguard personal data
  • Spot and report any personal data breaches
  • Take an active role in supporting GDPR compliance for your company

Course contents

  • Welcome
  • What is the GDPR?
    - Who's responsible?
  • What is personal data?
    - You make the call: Is it personal or special category data?
  • Rights of the data subject
  • Dealing with Subject Access Requests (SARs)
    - You make the call: Valid SAR or not?
  • Principles of data protection
    - You make the call: Data protection in practice
  • Lawful basis - Consent
    - Do you know: How to get consent?
  • International transfers
    - You make the call: International transfers
  • - Do you know: What does it take to transfer data?
  • Personal data breaches
  • Data breach notification
  • GDPR penalties
    - You make the call: What's the penalty
  • Summary
  • Affirmation
  • Assessment

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 - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
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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