DPA Foundation Training Course

Learn How To Comply With The Data Protection Act And Avoid Costly Fines


Our 1-day Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) Foundation training course will enable you to go back to your organisation with the latest and up-to-date information and knowledge on the use and access on personal data with regards to the current legal compliance position.

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You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Not Included
1 Day
£550Excl. VAT

Course Outline

What Will You Learn On Our Data Protection Act (DPA) Foundation Training Course?

  • Why Data Protection?
  • Privacy evolution or erosion?
  • What is personal data?
  • The legal and commercial obligations of an organisation
  • Finding a legal basis for collecting and retaining data.
  • Fair processing statements, direct marketing and whether to “opt in" or “opt out".
  • Getting the right amount of relevant personal information.
  • Keeping personal data accurate and up-to-date.
  • Archiving and retention.
  • Security, including the role of ISO/IEC 27001 and BS10012.
  • International or inter-business transfers of personal data.
  • The rights of the individual.
  • Powers of the Information Commissioner.


Our Data Protection Act (DPA) Foundation training course will enable you to get to grips with the key concepts, obligations and rights granted by Data Protection Law, including the latest revisions to UK Data Protection Legislation.

Our Data Protection Act (DPA) Foundation classroom-based course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Data Protection Law for beginners and also to update experienced practitioners and prepare them for the challenges of DPA compliance in today's workplace.

About the Course

Our Data Protection Act (DPA) Foundation training programme combines a mixture of theory and workshop sessions to examine the legislation and requirements on organisations handling personal data and explores methods of complying with the Data Protection Act whilst supporting business objectives.

Who Should Attend

Our Data Protection Act Certification is designed for:

  • Information Assurance Managers
  • Data Protection/information Governance Managers
  • Corporate Governance Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Record Managers and Database Administrators
  • Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Practitioners
  • HR Professionals
  • People Who Deal With Customer Queries and Administer Personal Data
  • IT and Other Staff, Including HR, Legal and Business Users
  • Any Individual Who Wishes To Become Aware Of Their Own Legal Rights

Materials Provided

  • Full Comprehensive Course Materials (PDF Files)
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

  • Legal Compliance – Registering your business with The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the first step towards ensuring your business is legally compliant. Making sure your company is compliant with all the requirements laid down by the law allows you to avoid unnecessary fines and legal headaches.
  • Avoiding Fines – Data Protection registration through us includes guidance on the 8 data protection principles and information ensuring your business is compliant. This allows you to avoid the potential fines. As you can see from our other article, breaches of the Act can lead to fines of up to half a million pounds!
  • Better Business Management – The Data Protection Act requires better management and storage of information, this can generally lead to better business practices. Management of data and storage of information within your company (personal or not) will be better handled with a little knowledge of the law and the requirements placed on your business.

Individual Benefits

  • Understand the key provisions of Data Protection Legislation and how to apply it to your organisation
  • Protects and enhances your reputation and credibility
  • Improves your career prospects
  • Increase business growth


There are no formal entry prerequisites and our course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to data protection law for beginners.


There are no prereading requirements.

Exam Overview

There is no examination associated with this training programme.

Exam Type

No Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

You will be awarded Certificates Of Attendance.


There are no qualifications associated with this training programme.

Next Steps

Why not learn how the new European Union Data Protection requirements will affect your organisation with our 1-day Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation training course.


You will understand the key provisions of Data Protection Legislation and how to apply it within your organisation.

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