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The Certificate in Data Protection is intended to promote an understanding of the practical application of UK Data Protection law including placing it in a human rights context. By obtaining the certificate individuals will possess:
Candidates can expect to gain knowledge and understanding in the following upon successful completion of this certification:
The certification is aimed at those who have, or wish to have, some responsibility for data protection within an organisation. However, it will also be useful for others who wish to obtain, and demonstrate, a broad understanding of the UK’s data protection regime.
It is recognised that those with overall responsibility for data protection within an organisation will need to develop a more detailed understanding of the law, including those provisions which are not covered in this certification.
The pre-requisite for this certification is 70% attendance of an accredited training course. Alternatively if a candidate can demonstrate that at least 70% of the syllabus, in terms of both topic and weighting, has been covered during other training courses they may apply for exemption from accredited training (there is a non-refundable fee for this assessment).
There are no other formal requirements for this certification although candidates will need a reasonable standard of written English. However, this is quite a demanding course. Those candidates who already have some grasp of data protection law, particularly experience of applying it in a work context, will be at an advantage. Other candidates are likely to find the course daunting unless they have had some legal training, or experience of, or an aptitude for, applying the law.
Further information about the Certificate in Data Protection can be obtained from our accredited Training Providers.