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BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection

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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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection

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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BCS GDPR Update Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection

The GDPR Update Practitioner Certificate is the direct upgrade path for existing BCS Practitioner Certificate holders who are looking to advance their knowledge of the GDPR. 

This course is intended for Data Protection Officers and other compliance professionals who have already obtained the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection prior to the 31st January 2018.

You should attend if it is vital to possess an understanding of the GDPR to do your job or where your effectiveness in your role would be enhanced by being able to apply the new requirements practically.

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IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe

This practitioner certificate from the IAPP is recommended for Data Protection Officers and other managers responsible for privacy operations. 

It is ideally suited to:

  • Data Protection Officers
  • Data Protection Managers
  • Data Protection Lawyers
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Information Managers
  • Records Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Anyone involved with data protection processes and programmes

The course is 2-days, with a separate IAPP 2 hours 30 minutes (90 question) exam.

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IAPP Certified Information Privacy Manager

This practitioner certificate from the IAPP is recommended for Data Protection Officers and other managers responsible for privacy operations. 

It is ideally suited to:

  • Data Protection Officers
  • Data Protection Managers
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Information Managers
  • Auditors
  • Security Managers
  • Anyone involved with data protection processes and programmes

The course is 2-days, with a separate IAPP 2 hours 30 minutes (90 question) exam.

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IAPP CIPPE and CIPM Combination course

This combined CIPP/E and CIPM practitioner certificate from the IAPP is recommended for Data Protection Officers and other managers responsible for privacy operations. 

It is ideally suited to:

  • Data Protection Officers
  • Data Protection Professionals
  • Data Protection Lawyers
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Information Managers
  • Records Managers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Anyone who uses, processes and maintains personal data

The course is 4-days, with two separate IAPP 2 hours 30 minutes (90 question) exams.

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FOI Courses

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information

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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IAPP and BCS professional certifications 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 qualified 
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.

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