A BCS professional qualification can make the difference when applying for a new job or internal promotion.
The knowledge gained can add tens of thousands of pounds to your lifetime earnings. With demand for certified 
professionals at an all-time high, there's never been a better time to be an information rights practitioner.

Your employers benefit too by having qualified, competent personnel
manage their information compliance processes.

The Foundation Certificate is the recommended program for anyone dealing with Data Protection issues.

It is ideally suited to:

  • Data Protection Officers in small and medium size businesses
  • For new starters Information Governance (IG) and Information Assurance (IA) teams
  • It is also beneficial for corporate marketing, IT and HR teams along with project managers

The course is 3 days with the BCS 1 hour multiple choice exam on the last afternoon.

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The Practitioner Certificate is the leading industry qualification for individuals with Data Protection responsibilities.

It is ideally suited to:

  • Data Protection officers working in larger business, corporations and the public sector
  • Information Governance (IG) and Information Assurance (IA) professionals (all grades)
  • Freedom of Information Managers
  • Head of Risk, Senior Information Risk Officers
  • Solicitors advising on information law
  • It is also beneficial for IT Security Managers in larger organisations and the public sector

The course is 5 days, with a separate exam preparation day leading up to the BCS 3 hour (3-part) written exam.

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The Practitioner Certificate is the established program for those with Freedom of Information responsibilities.

It is ideally suited to:

  • Freedom of Information Managers
  • Environmental Information Regulations Managers
  • Information Governance (IG) and Information Assurance (IA) professionals (all grades)
  • Records Managers working in the public sector
  • Data Protection Officers working within the public sector
  • FOI lead officers within an industry sector carrying out a public function or service e.g. Utilities & Housing Authorities
  • Lead FOI officers within relevant public-private partnerships
  • Solicitors advising on information law and press officers

Note - this course only covers legislation affecting England, Wales & Northern Ireland. 
The course is 5 days, with a separate exam preparation day leading up to the BCS 3 hour (3-part) written exam.

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Other courses we offer

DPA to GDPR Practitioner Certificate

The DPA to GDPR Practitioner Certificate empowers DPOs with expert knowledge in data protection law and practices.

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Employee Awareness Training

Ensuring your workforce can handle information correctly makes good business sense.

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