"As a relative novice to the Data Protection field I found the Residential Course of enormous benefit in terms of the wealth and breadth of knowledge and insight provided by both the tutors and other participants. I feel passing the exam is a huge achievement and will be of benefit both to myself and my organisation in embedding a culture of transparency in what we do with the personal data that we hold whilst at the same time respecting the privacy of our customers and stakeholders."
"Coming from a non-legal and compliance background, I am extremely pleased to have passed the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection examination. Attending the Residential course meant having access to the tutors after the formal sessions, which offered the chance to dig into the topics in a way a classroom based course would not have offered, thereby directly contributing to my successful result."
"I am delighted to have passed the exam for Practitioner in Data Protection and would definitely recommend the residential programme. The teaching was excellent and a residential programme meant that the tutors were on hand after classes and at dinner to discuss queries and data protection in general. I wouldn’t hesitate to attend another PDP residential course."
“I was pleased that I had opted to do the residential course as it meant that I could focus my attention on the syllabus and benefit from the experience and views of my fellow delegates and the course tutors during informal discussions in the evening. The programme and exam are demanding but make for a great competency benchmark. I was ridiculously proud of myself to have passed and believe that it has given me greater credibility as a Data Protection Officer."
"The Residential Programme gave direct access to the trainers. Thank you for providing an engaging course with knowledgeable trainers willing to encourage discussion and answer questions. I particularly enjoyed the experience of having qualified solicitors as trainers."
"The practical residential programme was excellent. The trainers were extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend doing this course if you work in data protection."
"The handbook is very extensive. And the examples helpful for context. The trainers are friendly and knowledgeable."
"The residential programme was excellent, and well run."
"The hotel has fabulous facilities and the staff and rooms were excellent. The food was excellent once it arrived."
"All the trainers clearly knew their subject and were able to get their knowledge across in an interactive way. Excellent."
"All very good"
"Very good course. Informative and challenging at the same time, at a high quality venue."
"Would definitely use and recommend PDP to colleagues, customer service, course tutors and admin all excellent. Was good to have James on site to answer queries"
"Hotel very nice, would recommend to others. Knowledge and delivery style excellent, kept the pace up and allowed time for group participation."
"Excellent presenter! Great pace and at no point did I feel I wanted to drop off!"