Training Staff in Data Protection


This course is available by: Classroom and Virtual-LIVE


This course can be attended on an in-person basis at dedicated training venues (the yellow box below lists the upcoming dates and cities). There are ample opportunities to network with other delegates during coffee breaks and at the sit-down lunch.
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For those who prefer undertaking LIVE training remotely, PDP’s virtual courses allow delegates to interact directly with the trainer and to participate in group activities, mirroring the typical structure of Classroom sessions.
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Training Staff in Data Protection


Course Overview:

Having responsibility for training staff on data protection issues can be a daunting prospect. Yet it is essential that all staff who handle personal information understand the fundamental principles and the practical requirements for complying with data protection rules. It is also important that staff members are able to identify breaches or potential breaches of data protection law, and to react appropriately.

Practical and non-technical, this training session gives an insight into suitable training methods and assessing knowledge levels amongst different categories of staff. It will also consider the key issues in planning for and preparing a staff training session, including:

  • who should be trained, and what do they need to know?
  • appropriate training tools for different groups of staff
  • putting together slides, exercises, case studies, and taking examples from “real life”
  • session length and timings
  • getting the audience on-side and keeping them engaged
  • assessment and follow-up

The session will look at how to train staff to:

  • appreciate who and what is covered by data protection rules
  • understand the organisation’s policy and aims on personal data use
  • understand their individual responsibilities
  • know and apply the 8 core Principles for personal data use
  • understand the additional measures required for sensitive data use
  • recognise when, and for what purposes, staff / customer data may be used
  • identify appropriate steps to help keep personal information secure
  • deal with external requests for information, and understand the safeguards to apply
  • understand the rights of individuals and third parties
  • recognise and deal with a subject access request
  • know what to do in the event of a data protection breach
Course Trainer

Stephanie Pritchett

Stephanie Pritchett
Pritchetts Law LLP

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Upcoming Training Dates
Virtual-LIVE (Teams)Thursday, 12 December 2024


- Classroom - £595.00 plus VAT
- Virtual-LIVE (WEBEX) - £495.00 plus VAT

Additional Information:

Classroom/Virtual-LIVE - 10.00am to 4.00pm

Discounts available:
10% discount for additional delegates for this course when booked together

Who should attend:
Data Protection Officers, Information Officers, Privacy Officers, Compliance Officers, Information and Commercial lawyers (in-house and private practice), Office Managers, Human Resources Officers, Records Managers, and others.



Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (PC.dp.)


Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information (PC.foi.)




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Course Testimonials

“Excellent trainer. Venue was great.”
Hannah Nicholson
Family Investments

“The case studies were really useful.”
Sally Ainsworth
University of Manchester

Ian Boyes
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

“Excellent course!”
Jacqueline Hamza-Tenpow

“Thanks – excellent.”
Theresa Bertorelli

“Good clear practical guidance – well worth attending.”
Alison Bainbridge
Roehampton University