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GDPR Level 1 – General Data Protection Regulation (eLearning)

Target Audience

‘The General Data Protection Regulation course – Level 1’ is aimed at staff, supervisors and line managers working in data handling related positions.

The other GDPR Level 2 e-learning is for departmental line managers, Heads of Function, company directors and those responsible for ensuring organisational compliance with the GDPR and would have a basic level of GDPR knowledge already. The GDPR Level 2 e-learning is not a continuation of Level 1 and the GDPR modules do not need to be completed in succession.


The data protection regulation commonly referred to as the ‘GDPR’, came into force throughout the EU and EEA on May 25th, 2018. This regulation is highly significant for any organisation that handles or monitors the personal data of individuals within the EU and EEA.

The regulation aims to:

  • Safeguard the personal data privacy rights of individuals.
  • Heighten accountability for how personal data is acquired and handled.

The GDPR applies to organisations that:

  • collect, share and use the personal data of EU/EEA residents;
  • offer goods and services to, or monitor EU/EEA residents.

The GDPR applies, irrespective of the country where the organisation is established. Thus, the GDPR has expanded the territorial scope of EU data protection law.

This course can be accessed for up to 30 days after purchase.

The First Step to Compliance – GDPR Level 1

This Level 1 course provides you with an overview of the Regulation and the significance of the GDPR for organisations large and small. It provides a practical first step to understanding the potential implications of GDPR for your organisation.

The Level 1 course may be used as part of staff awareness training around the GDPR.

Please note that our Level 2 course is designed to meet the needs of managers, Heads of Function or charity trustees who are responsible for planning or leading GDPR compliance within their organisations.

Course Structure

The course is divided into seven component parts and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Practical templates are provided with course topics. Participants should allow for additional time to fully complete the practical work associated with the final lessons in the course. Topics are self-contained to facilitate micro-learning for the time conscious participant.

1. Introduction to the GDPR

This introductory lesson will help you to familiarise yourself with what the General Data Protection Regulation is and who the Regulation applies to. It also provides you with an opportunity to learn about the Data Protection Principles that organisations must adhere if they are to comply with the GDPR when processing personal data.

2. Key Data Protection Terminology

Defining what we mean by the terms ‘Data Subject, ‘Data Controller’, ‘Data Processor’, ‘Data Processing’ and ‘Supervisory Authority’.

3. Strengthening the Rights of Individuals

This lesson provides you with an overview of the privacy rights of individuals and the compliance implications of the GDPR.

4. The Principle of Accountability

The Accountability Principle is highly significant, as it compels organisations to demonstrate how they are complying with the data protection principles contained in the GDPR. How organisations demonstrate or evidence compliance will reflect the nature of their activities and organisation size. But irrespective of how large an organisation is, accountability for and transparency in the processing of personal data is a must!

5. Complying with the GDPR

Building on what we learned about the rights of individuals in Lesson 3, in this lesson we look at some of the practical ways in which the GDPR may impact on staff (or volunteers) in their day-to-day work. It also provides participants with a quick summary of the actions that should be taken to ensure GDPR compliance.

6. Keeping Data Secure – Personal Top Tips

In this lesson of the Level 1 – GDPR course, we take a quick look at some of the things we can each do, to help keep personal data secure in our organisations.

7. Course Assessment

Upon successful completion of the final course assessment each participant will be able to independently download a Certificate of Course Completion.


Note: Once an e-Learning course is booked, it could take up to 48 hours for login details to be provided.

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€36.90Statutory Organisation
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