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.

This foundation certificate from the BCS is recommended for anyone involved in the acquisition, use and protection of personal information.  

It is ideally suited to:

  • New team members in data protection, compliance or privacy roles 
  • Information Governance (IG) and Information Assurance (IA) teams
  • IT Security and Information Security specialists
  • Corporate IT and HR teams along with project managers
  • Marketing and sales professionals
  • Customer support and service delivery team members
  • It also benefits senior managers or directors of small and medium-size businesses

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

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This GDPR Practitioner Certificate from the BCS is the leading industry qualification for data protection officers and compliance professionals. 

It is ideally suited to:

  • Data Protection Officers 
  • Information Governance (IG), Information Assurance (IA) and other compliance professionals (all grades)
  • Freedom of Information managers
  • Solicitors advising on information law
  • Head of risk, Senior Information Risk Officers (SIRO)
  • IT security managers, Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) 
  • IT/IS managers
  • Human resources managers
  • Head of marketing, Chief Marketing Officers (CMO)
  • Company directors of businesses that handle high volumes of personal information

The course is 5 days, with a separate exam preparation day leading up to the BCS 2 hour (3-part) 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

BCS GDPR Update Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection

Already BCS Certified? Accelerate your professional development with this fast-track BCS GDPR Update

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GDPR, Data Protection & FOI Employee Awareness Training

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

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