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This Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) e-learning course is aimed at those people within an organisation that need to implement DPIA’s as part of GDPR or the Data Protection Act. It provides all the information they need to make a success of these and also tools and techniques to support the process.

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.

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What’s the course about?

DPIA  – Data Protection Impact Assessment

A Data Protection Impact Assessment is a way of analysing how data is processed to help identify and minimise any data protection risks.

DPIAs are a legal requirement for processing that is likely to be high risk, but an effective DPIA can also bring broader compliance, financial and reputational benefits. It can help you demonstrate accountability and build trust and engagement with individuals.

Data Protection Impact Assessments are often used on a project basis which may focus on a particular part of a business, or a new process. The basic procedure can be adapted for large or small projects and they should be used as an ongoing method which reviews the risks from data processing.

In this e-learning course, you users will learn the importance of a Data Protection Impact Assessment and how to apply it from start to finish. This will include; establishing what data is being processed and how, identifying the potential risks, the important questions that should be asked and how to implement measures to reduce these risks.

The e-learning provides a structured approach to carrying out Data Impact Assessments and a complete DPIA template for use in the workplace.

Who is it for?

This course is for those involved in carrying out data protection impact assessments, which would include:

  • Data Protection Officers
  • Project Managers
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Consultants​
What does the course look like?
  • It’s an online e-learning course
  • Includes seven learning modules
  • Interactive and engaging content
  • Blending text, graphics, examples and quizzes
  • Includes downloadable template and checklists
  • Regular on-going testing as you progress
  • A full final assessment with CPD certification​
Course objectives

This e-learning course will help ensure your learners are able to effectively administer a Data Protection Impact Assessment to comply with Data Protection Regulations:

  • Understand a Data Protection Impact Assessment, why it is important and why they are legally required
  • Establish where DPIA’s are a legal requirement
  • Identify the data that is being processed and how
  • Explore the risks associated with the data collection
  • Assess risks and what can be done to reduce them
Module 1 - Introduction
  • Explore what a Data Protection Impact Assessment is and what it is used for
  • Establish when they are a legal requirement
  • Identify what DPIAs can be used for
  • Review the benefits of carrying out DPIAs.
Module 2 - Identifying the need for a Data Protection Impact Assessment
  • Identify situations where DPIAs are a legal requirement
  • Explore examples of criteria which are likely to lead to high risk processing
  • Establish the importance having a clear view of a project’s objectives and the types of processing it involves.
Module 3 - What data is being processed and how
  • Understanding what describing the processing means in terms of:
    • nature
    • scope
    • context
    • purposes
  • Identify key data elements and give examples of an information flow.​
Module 4 - Identifying privacy and related risks
  • Describe whose views about the intended processing should be sought
  • Highlighting what should happen if there are good reasons not to seek individual’s views
  • Review who else should be consulted.​
Module 5 - Necessity and proportionality
  • State two important questions that should be asked with respect to necessity
  • Explain how the GDPR principles relate to Data Protection Impact Assessments.​
Module 6 - Assessing risks and identifying measures to reduce them
  • Establish the processes for assessing data processing risks
  • Explore examples of the sorts of measures that can be put in place to reduce risk
  • Identify what should be done is there is a residual high risk. 
Module 7  - Sign off and review
  • Review what should happen when a Data Protection Impact Assessment has been completed
  • Describe the advantages of publishing a DPIA
  • Establish the importance of ongoing DPIA reviews. 
Module 8 – Assessment
  • 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.


‘Buy once, use forever’ Price – £2,500+vat​

Small number of users or several courses required? – Ask about subscription options

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.​​​​​​

DPIA – E-Learning


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