Type Business Compliance Languages 28 Languages Duration 35 minutes

Our GDPR Training course is designed for anybody who handles personal data. It provides an understanding of the latest General Data Protection Regulations legislation, including the methods to keep personal information safe and secure.


This GDPR Training course is for anyone who handles personal data. It provides a broad understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR – which refers to the safekeeping of people’s personal data and the protection of their interests. To date, we've helped over 400,000 people work towards GDPR compliance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the key principles of the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Learn how to handle data with integrity and confidentiality.
  • Be aware of how GDPR affects your role and what your data responsibilities are.

Course Structure

This training course is broken down into 3 sections.

  1. Personal Data

  2. The Principles of Data Protection

  3. Integrity & Confidentiality

Course Overview

The General Data Protection Regulation is intended to unify and strengthen data protection for everyone within the European Union.

After concerns were raised about the 'control' of personal information within the EU, regulations were established to give control back to citizens. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

The GDPR regulations were enforced on 25th May 2018, and our GDPR Training programme is an ideal way of teaching staff about the new regulations in a practical, engaging manner.

Our GDPR Essentials Training will teach you about the fundamental requirements needed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. Our course is CPD accredited and provides certificates upon completion, helping you to comply with the GDPR.

Do you make decisions about collecting, storing, and using people’s personal data? You might be interested in our GDPR Training for Management.

Download our free GDPR white paper for more information about the regulations and how it affects certain industry sectors.

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GDPR Essentials Training certificate

All of our courses end with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

GDPR Essentials Training concludes with a 20-question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, short in-course questionnaires will guide you through the sections of the training, which are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System). This can be accessed at any time to reprint certificates, check & set pass marks, and serve as proof of commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your GDPR Essentials Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note, if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS, then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these yourself in your host LMS.

Why is GDPR Essentials Training Important?

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

When was the GDPR enforced?

The GDPR was enforced on the 25th of May 2018. All organisations must now operate with full GDPR compliance.

Who will the GDPR affect?

The GDPR applies to personal data, meaning that anyone who handles or processes personal data will undoubtedly feel the effects of GDPR, and are required to prepare accordingly for its enforcement.

What constitutes as personal data?

Current data protection directives state that personal data is "any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject")", this can include a name, email address, social media post, medical information, photos or even a computer IP address.

What are the penalties for non-compliance?

Organisations can now be fined 4% of their annual turnover or in more serious cases - €20 million! (This is the maximum fine that can be imposed for the highest level of infringement).

See all GDPR FAQs and resources.

Benefits to Your Business

The GDPR is an important piece of legislation which gives people control over their own personal data. It requires organisations to be transparent with the use of their data, as well as upholding people's rights by keeping it protected and secure.

The Regulation requires that all relevant staff be suitably trained to make sure that they're aware of their responsibilities and their role in keeping data safe. Our GDPR Essentials course helps you comply by providing a broad overview of the requirements of the regulation. With a thorough explanation of the rights that individuals have over their own data, it helps to highlight the importance of following the rules for your business.