Data Protection - GDPR Foundation - General Data Protection Regulation



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7/2/2022 (Monday)


Your accelerated 1-day GDPR Foundation course will explore GDPR in the context of your business - teaching you simple and practical approaches that you can apply in your organisation.

On this GDPR course, you’ll learn faster. With accelerated training, you’ll be back in the office sooner, putting your new skills into practice. In just 1 day, you’ll learn the difference between privacy and data protection as you discover how GDPR supersedes current EU data protection legislation.

This accelerated GDPR Foundation training will teach you the skills you need to easily document your current processes in a GDPR-compliant way, proving that your organisation’s collection and processing of data is lawful.

Learn GDPR fast

Your expert GDPR Foundation instructor will equip you with the practical knowledge needed to apply GDPR in the real world. On this course, you’ll be immersed in hands-on exercises as you cover key topics, including:

  • How to update your privacy notices for websites, email and cookies
  • Privacy by design - exploring the specific purpose you process personal data for
  • Data Protection Officer (DPO) versus the data protection function
  • Formats for conducting your own Privacy Impact Assessments

This GDPR training also includes the GDPR Foundation exam, which you’ll sit at the Firebrand Training Centre during your accelerated course.

Is GDPR Foundation training right for you?

You should sit this course if you need to understand the importance of privacy in your role. This course is also ideal for anyone readying their organisation to align processes and controls in compliance with GDPR, including:

  • Personnel across all business functions and operations
  • Team leaders, supervisors and managers who are responsible for good practice and procedure
  • Governance, risk, compliance practitioners and auditors

Need more GDPR knowledge? Study the regulation, legal systems, self-reporting, big data and more on the accelerated 3-day GDPR Practitioner course.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online GDPR Foundation courses
  2. You'll be GDPR Foundation certified in just 1 days. With us, you’ll be GDPR Foundation trained in record time
  3. Our GDPR Foundation course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass GDPR Foundation first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn GDPR Foundation faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying GDPR Foundation with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 111290 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities.
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


On this GDPR Foundation course, you’ll learn how to embed best practice privacy policies in your daily processes, including:

  • Updating your privacy notices for websites, email and cookies
  • Relevance to you and definitions of personal data and special categories like health & children
  • Privacy by design/default - think about what specific purpose you process personal data for
  • Pathways - documenting the legal basis for each purpose
  • Data Protection Officer (DPO) v the data protection function
  • Formats for conducting your own Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Q&A including relevance of Brexit

Exam Track

You’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • GDPR Foundation Exam
    • Duration: 60 minutes
    • Format: Multiple choice

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


You do not require any prerequisites for this accelerated GDPR Foundation course. However, it is advised that you have over three years of business experience and adequate knowledge of the English language.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"The instructor was amazing and kept me interested for those 3 days in what could be a not so interesting subject"
Jenni Bland, NA. (16/7/2020 (Thursday) to 18/7/2020 (Saturday))

"Excellent instructor, constructive debates and great location & team. "
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"I found the experience a valuable, comfortable and informative one. It was a very new approach to training from my perspective, but an excellent one."
K.P.. (21/10/2019 (Monday) to 23/10/2019 (Wednesday))

"A good facility - well catered for and professionally run; with a lively tutor."
Philip Thompson, YASA. (24/6/2019 (Monday) to 26/6/2019 (Wednesday))

"This course, though very intense and at some moments daunting, was structured and delivered in a direct, practical and rather productive way."
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