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Data Protection Act 2018 – E-Learning

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Duration: 50 minutes. Including interactions and videos

E-Learning Course Content:

This Data Protection Act 2018 e-learning course explores both company requirements and employee conduct when using customer data, with the ultimate aim of ensuring companies protect their customers’ personal information.

The e-learning can be provided as SCORM files, or on a subscription basis, whether hosted on your own Learning Management System, or using our, feature-rich, easy-to-use learning platform.

Watch this video for a quick overview of the e-learning course:

What’s the course about?

Data Protection Act 2018

Data protection is about making sure that personal data is handled lawfully and fairly. To help ensure that organisations protect the personal data of the individuals that they interact with, the UK government has implemented the Data Protection Act 2018. This means that all organisations have a legal obligation to ensure that key data protection principles are adhered to.

The DPA achieves this by setting down principles about how personal data can be handled (processed), and by giving individuals (data subjects) certain rights under the data protection legislation. Of course, it is the responsibility of organisations and the employees that work for them, to make sure these principles are adhered to, and that data is processed on a lawful basis.

In simple terms, this means that every employer has an obligation to actively promote the safe and responsible use of data within a business.

This Data Protection Act 2018 e-learning course aims to ensure that learners have a full understanding of the Act and their responsibilities under it.

Who is it for?

This online training course is suitable for anyone that processes personal data. This could include:

  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Counter Staff
  • Accountants
  • Call Handlers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Sales Representatives
  • Business Development Managers
  • General Employees
What does the course look like?
  • It’s an online e-learning course
  • Containing five interactive modules
  • Includes relevant hints, tips and resources
  • Blending text, graphics, quizzes, interactions and videos
  • Regular on-going testing as you progress
  • A full final assessment with CPD certification

To put it simply, this course will provide your learners with the opportunity to fully understand their responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 2018:

  • Establish what personal data is
  • Understand the importance of data protection for individuals
  • Know how and why personal information should be processed
  • Help ensure your organisation does not fall foul of data protection laws
  • Understand the rights of individuals in relation to their personal data
  • Establish your role in protecting personal data​
Module 1 - Key facts
  • Establish the main facts about data protection.
Module 2 - What personal data is and why it’s important
  • Explore examples of what can happen when personal data is improperly processed
  • Define personal data
  • Review what special categories of personal data are and give examples
  • Identify extra conditions applied to processing special categories of personal data
  • Understand what processing personal data means
  • Establish the main groups and people involved in data protection.​
Module 3 - Data protection principles
  • Identify the implications of a principles-based approach to data protection
  • Explore what a lawful basis for processing data is with an example
  • Review an example of data which is collected for a specific reason
  • Review an example of data minimisation
  • Review an example of data which might be inaccurate or out of date
  • Recognise examples of measures that can be taken to keep data secure
  • Establish what the accountability principle is and how it relates to the main data protection principles.​
Module 4 - An individual’s data protection rights
  • Identify and review examples of the following data subject’s rights:
    • to be informed about how their data will be processed
    • to access which data is held and how it is processed
    • to have incorrect data rectified
    • to have processing restricted to storage or to have it erased
    • to a human review of automated data processing applied to significant decisions.
Module 5 - You and your role in protecting personal data
  • Define what personal data the organisation processes and what it is used for
  • Identify what lawful base/basis are used for processing personal data
  • Review what privacy notice(s) are used and where they can be found
  • Examine how only the personal data which is needed is collected
  • Understand how personal data is only kept for as long as it’s needed
  • Evaluate how personal data is kept accurate and up to date
  • Define how personal data is kept secure on and offsite to avoid a potential data breach
  • Establish what provisions are made so that individuals’ personal data rights are upheld
  • Identify who they should raise data protection issues with and understand their data protection responsibilities within the organisation.​
Module 6 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners
Why subscribe to this e-learning course?
  • Practical courses – This course is designed to help your learners in the real business world, giving them practical skills that they can quickly and easily implement in the workplace.
  • Interactive and engaging – Learning doesn’t have to be boring. This multi-media course is designed to keep your participants engaged throughout.
  • Step-by-step learning – This course is broken down into easy to manage bite-size chunks. From start to finish we take your learners on an enjoyable learning journey.
  • Fully accredited – The CPD Verification Service accredit all our courses, so you can be sure our training materials are of the highest standard.​​​​​​​​
LMS integration

Where clients are not using our LMS and wish to host it on their own LMS instead, we provide SCORM files that they can simply install directly. Although these files are added to the clients LMS as usual and the user will access and view the course exactly as they would if it was built on the clients system, we are still able to track user numbers our side and also provide regular updates to the content.

E-Learning Alterations

Our e-learning products are always provided ‘white-label’ with no Trainer Bubble logos or references to our company.

We also understand that you may like to make alterations to the content. Whether it’s minor edits, larger alterations, adding of logos, or swapping images to better reflect your corporate identity – we can provide this change for a small fee.

Please note: We regularly update our courses to reflect legal changes or just general improvements to content. All this happens without you having to lift a finger whether the course is on your LMS or ours.


​​We have a variety of options for payment of this e-learning course. Please click on the Get a Quote button below, so that we can create a personal quote that suits your specific requirements.

If you are unsure of your e-learning requirements, you can also visit our sister website to find out more about our online learning services – Learner Bubble.​​​​​​

‘Off-the-Shelf’ Price – £2,000+vat

Data Protection Act 2018 – E-Learning


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