GDPR Level 1 Course

This course aims to introduce you to the principles of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is suitable for managers and workers in health and social care organisations. If you are a manager, senior or are responsible for decisions about personal data collection in your organisation then you are advised to also complete the Stage 2 module which describes in more detail how to comply with the regulations.

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Course Description

This GDPR Level 1 Course aims to introduce you to the principles of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is suitable for managers and workers in health and social care organisations. If you are a manager, senior or are responsible for decisions about personal data collection in your organisation then you are advised to also complete the Stage 2 module which describes in more detail how to comply with the regulations.

The GDPR Level 1 Course begins by explaining what the GDPR is, and also how it relates to the new Data Protection Act 2018. It also explains why there is a need for the new regulations and gives an outline of what will change.

The course then defines some of the terminologies used in the Regulations, including ‘Personal Data’, ‘Special Category Data’, ‘Data Controllers’ and ‘Data Processors’.

The course then describes the seven main principles of the GDPR: lawfulness, fairness and transparency; purpose limitation; data minimisation; accuracy; storage limitation; integrity; confidentiality and accountability.

The next stage of the module details the rights that an individual has under the GDPR and explains how this relates to individuals in health and social care. This includes an individual’s right to access information, to have it erased or rectified and their right to object to processing.

In the final stage of the GDPR Level 1 Course, you will learn about some of the additional requirements under the GDPR, including the requirement for employing a Data Protection Officer (DPO), the additional requirements for obtaining consent, privacy and breach notifications and the sanctions that can be imposed under the GDPR.

Study GDPR Level 1 Course via an eLearning platform.

Access to the GDPR Level 1 Course is delivered via an eLearning platform. E-Learning an efficient way of delivering courses online due to its convenience and flexibility. The resources are available from anywhere and at any time. Meaning everyone can take advantage of web-based learning regardless of their circumstances. E-Learning is invaluable for employers, meaning staff can complete CPD without the added cost of lecturers and conferences.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course learners should know and understand the following:

  • To know what the GDPR is.
  • To know what is meant by the term ‘personal data’.
  • To know who is in charge of implementing the regulations.
  • To know the difference between a ‘data controller’ and a ‘data processor’.
  • To know the seven main principles of the GDPR.
  • To be aware of the eight rights an individual has in relation to their personal data.
  • To know what a Data Protection Officer is and when they are required.
  • To know what is required for consent under the GDPR.
  • To know about privacy notification and breach notifications.
  • To know the sanctions that can be imposed under the GDPR.

Course Syllabus

  • What the GDPR is
  • Why the GDPR is being implemented
  • Definitions of Data Controller and Data Processor
  • Definition of Personal Data and Special Category Data
  • Data Protection Officers
  • The Seven principles of the GDPR:
    • Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
    • Purpose limitation
    • Data minimisation
    • Accuracy
    • Storage limitation
    • Integrity and confidentiality
    • Accountability
  • Consent under the GDPR
  • Privacy and breach notifications
  • Sanctions under the GDPR
  • The rights of an individual:
    • The right to be informed
    • The right of access
    • The right to rectification
    • The right to erasure
    • The right to restrict processing
    • The right to data portability
    • The right to object
    • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.