Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 2

This Course is available in the Classroom or via eLearning


Throughout the year, this course runs in-person at dedicated training venues throughout the UK (list of upcoming cities outlined in yellow box below). There are ample opportunities to network with other delegates during coffee breaks and at the sit-down lunch. To place a booking, select your chosen course date using the 'Book Now' Button


The eLearning version of this course is facilitated via a dedicated online learning platform utilising videos, supplementary documentation and self-assessment questions. To place a booking, select the 'eLearning' option using the 'Book Now' Button


Course Overview

Training course carries 5 hours CPD pointsThis practical training session is designed for those that work in the field of data protection. The Level 1 and Level 2 courses taken together constitute a complete training package on the fundamentals of data protection.

This session, which is fully up to date with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 and the implications of Brexit, provides a thorough grounding in the following important aspects of data protection practice:

  • transferring data to third parties - the legal requirements for transferring data between organisations
  • data retention - the restrictions on keeping data, and how to establish a retention schedule
  • the main exemptions, including 'crime and tax' and 'disclosures required by law'
  • the role and powers of the data protection regulator, including the circumstances where fines can be imposed
  • an introduction to when it will be necessary to carry out a Data Protection Impact Assessment

The Level 2 course is designed as a natural progression from Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 1, although attending Data Protection Essential Knowledge - Level 1 is not a pre-requisite to attending the Level 2 session unless you are a complete beginner to data protection.

Attendance on this course can be used as credit towards gaining the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.

Course Trainer

John Fitzsimons, Cornerstone Barristers

John Fitzsimons
Cornerstone Barristers

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Robert Bond, Charles Russell Speechlys

Robert Bond
Senior Counsel

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Stephanie Pritchett

Stephanie Pritchett
Pritchetts Law LLP

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Course Information
LondonTuesday, 02 November 2021
BristolTuesday, 16 November 2021
LondonTuesday, 18 January 2022
BristolTuesday, 08 February 2022
ManchesterTuesday, 01 March 2022
GlasgowTuesday, 22 March 2022
VirtualTuesday, 26 April 2022
LondonTuesday, 10 May 2022
CardiffTuesday, 05 July 2022
LondonTuesday, 06 September 2022
BelfastTuesday, 20 September 2022
ManchesterTuesday, 11 October 2022
EdinburghTuesday, 25 October 2022
LondonTuesday, 08 November 2022
BristolTuesday, 22 November 2022

Classroom - 10.00am to 4.00pm (lunch included)


eLearning - delivered via dedicated online platform

£485* + VAT (Classroom) OR £395 + VAT (eLearning)

- 10% discount for additional delegates for this course when booked together
- *Book Levels 1 & 2 together for £895 + VAT


- 20% discount for additional delegates booked together (up to 5)
- Group Licences available

Who should attend:
Compliance Officers, Human Resources Managers, Office Managers, Company Secretaries, IT Managers, Business Analysts, Records Managers, Archivists, Information Managers, Legal Advisors, Data Protection Officers, Database Managers, and others.


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Course Testimonials

“Most informative and enjoyable.”
David Thomson

“The course trainer was excellent!”
Grainne Manion
Danske Bank

“I found the eLearning training very informative! It was very well presented and so much more convenient to be able to complete the training online.”
May McKee
Department of Agriculture – Northern Ireland

“I recently completed Data Protection Essential Knowledge – Level 1 & 2 which I found extremely helpful to my role. The materials were user friendly and easy to navigate.”
Rachel Valvona

“Most informative and enjoyable.”
Steve Sands
Synectics Solutions

“All very well delivered.”
Kerry Scholefield
Covea Insurance

“The trainer is engaging and passionate about the content making it a pleasure to learn”
Dylan Rundle
Lidl UK

“The case studies were very beneficial and helped me understand the theory much better”
Mohsena Uddin
Public Health England

“Excellent trainer. Very informative. Plenty of opportunity for questions. Really enjoyable.”
Liz Gaughran
Cheshire Probation Trust

“I am glad I had the opportunity to do this course. The eLearning facility was user friendly and all the information I needed was readily available. I strongly recommend this for all public and private organisations.”
Nigel Rubwe
Probation Services

“Good balance of topics.”
Kensaku Takase
Royal Mail

“Very good course.”
Sharon French

“The course trainer was very good and made it as straight forward as possible. Would recommend this course to anyone involved in DP.”
Melissa Zajac
Cambridge University Press

“Excellent course materials.”
Angela Cutler
Albion Water Ltd


“Excellent course. Would recommend it.”
Gary Dougal
Link Group