A Practical Guide to the GDPR for Education

This course offers practical advice for staff working within an education setting that deal with personal data. The GDPR applies to both automated personal data and to manual filing systems where personal data is accessible according to specific criteria.

Course description

The GDPR applies to both automated personal data and to manual filing systems where personal data is accessible according to specific criteria. This course is applicable to education settings including pre-school, schools, colleges and universities.

This course outlines key elements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in an education setting and will help you to understand:

  • what personal data is and how it is used
  • why there is a need for change in data protection
  • the new GDPR
  • new legal requirements
  • data maps
  • Privacy Impact Assessments
  • disposing of data and recycling
  • new rights for ‘data subjects’
  • promoting good practice through the use of practical scenarios


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The course content is written in partnership with Cindi Pride, Deputy Headteacher with significant school experience in preparing for the GDPR.

Key features and benefits

Price £20.00 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 2 hours

Target Audience Education

  • Multi-User Discounts are available. If you need to buy for 10+ learners, please contact our team for a tailored pricing package.
  • This course is level 2 (as graded against the nationally accepted levels for training courses)
  • One interactive module with related scenarios and a multiple choice questionnaire.
  • Two CPD credits with a personalised downloadable certificate.
  • 70% pass mark.
  • Accredited by Secured by Design and meets national Police approved standards.
  • Optional narration of the module for accessibility.
  • Additional resources for further learning and printable module for future reference.

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What customers say

“There is enough of a basic introduction for this to be applicable for all staff, for them to apply both to their work role and to recognise the impact of the regulations on the way that data is used within their private life.  Whilst the content is unavoidably dry, the details are delivered in a very clear, precise way with no ambiguity.  What I liked particularly were the real-life scenarios with suggested solutions.  Not only would these resonate with people who would recognise such concerns from within their own institution, but the solutions offered were practical without being patronising.  Using such real-life scenarios also helped to 'lift' the experience into something which quite clearly would have an impact on day-to-day understanding of all members of staff.”

Deborah Croud
Vice Principal
Federation of Greenways School