Data Protection for users of personal information

An introduction course to data protection for anyone who processes personal data as part of their job function.


After much panic and some planning, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were introduced across Europe and incorporated into the 2018 UK Data Protection Act in the UK, along with other data protection matters.

At the end of January 31 2020, the UK left the EU and entered a transition period during which time, our regulatory framework remains the same, but questions remain about what happens after that, especially in relation to international transfers

Here’s our training programme for users of personal information.

Please note we have a complementary programme for those with management responsibility. This programme is based around the key themes and principles of the 2018 UK Data Protection Act for users of personal information.

The aim of the course

Who is it for?

This course if for anyone who handles personal information as part of their job function.

Please note that we have a complementary programme for those with management responsibility.

Course duration and format

The course can be completed in around 90 minutes. Please note that to get the most from this course will require additional time to complete the checklists and to reflect on your own practice, but it is divided into sections so that you can complete it in a number of sessions. We advise you to complete each section at one sitting to maximise your learning, but allowing time between study sessions may enhance your learning by allowing additional time for reflection on both your learning and your current practices.

At the end, there is an online test, successful completion of which will enable you to get a certificate to provide evidence of your learning. You should be able to demonstrate what you learnt going forward in changes to your behaviours.

What we will cover

  • Data protection principles
  • The legal basis for processing
  • Special categories of personal information
  • Data subject rights
  • Information security

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This course is provided by AGLC

This course has been developed by Professor Alan Gillies of Alan Gillies (Learning Consultancy) Limited. Over 20 years ago, Alan developed his University’s first complete online postgraduate degree programme before the University even had an online learning platform. Since then, he has been delivering online learning resources for Universities, government departments, businesses, and international agencies including The World Bank.

For more details on AGLC, check out their profile on our Partners page.

Your details will be shared with AGLC, and a copy of AGLC’s Privacy Notice is available here.