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GDPR Foundation

Course Description

Our GDPR Foundation training enables delegates to learn the foundational elements of a GDPR Compliance Programme, as well as understand the role of the Data Protection Officer. Whether you may be involved in the implementation, or monitoring of business processes, this course is designed to help you understand how data subject rights can influence business practices and obligations. 

After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and gain the “IECB Certified GDPR Foundation” certificate. An IECB GDPR Foundation Certificate proves you know how to add value to a GDPR Compliance Programme. 

Target Audience

  • Individuals involved in the processing of personal data
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the GDPR principles
  • Data Protection team members

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the General Data Protection Regulation obligations of Controllers and Processors
  • Understand how data subject apply to business operations
  • Understand the role of the Data Protection Officer
  • Understand the processes that support the development and implementation of a privacy compliance framework  

Our approach

  • Modules include as many real world examples as is possible - delegates are encouraged to add their own experiences
  • Quizzes are designed to confirm understanding throughout the course
  • Quiz questions are similar to the Certificate Exam


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Course Overview

The course covers the following competency Modules:

  • Module 1: GDPR Principles and requirements
  • Module 2: GDPR Processes and maintenance of the Compliance Programme

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to GDPR Principles and Data Subject Rights
  • Day 2: GDPR Compliance Programme overview and the Certification Exam                    


  • Courses include a number of quizzes and exercises, which count towards the final exam. All candidates at official training courses will be offered the opportunity to sit the final exam on the last course day. For this course, this consists of 40 multiple choice questions, to be completed within a 60 minute time window.
  • The pass mark is 70% with exam results being made available within 24 hours. Successful candidates will receive both a digital badge and a Certificate of Achievement.
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