Introduction to Data Protection (3 Hours)
Data Protection Overview Training (1 Day)

These courses are designed for delegates who require a basic understanding of the Data Protection Act and how it applies in practice, or an annual refresher to keep abreast of legislative changes and updates such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Currently the Information Commissioner’s Office has the ability to issue monetary penalties of up to £500k for an information security breach. Whilst this is a significant amount of money the consequential loss of reputation resulting from a fine can be more damaging to organisations. This interactive training helps you to understand your responsibilities and provides a variety of action plans and health checks to support you in compliance activities.  We also cover relevant procedures and policies for effective governance but also discuss physical security considerations such as out of hours access, secure kit disposal and CCTV.


These two introductory courses are delivered by Data Protection experts, both directors at BLS Ltd.

Sandra Lomax is an ex-Assistant Director for Information Assurance at a large City Council and experienced multi agency and Adult Social Care Caldicott Guardian (CG). Sandra has extensive experience of compliance with the Information Governance (IG) Toolkit and information issues relating to the Education Sector.

Gary Baker is a retired police superintendent, an accredited Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) and senior decision-maker in high profile police disclosures. An experienced member of, and contributor to Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).

Learning Objectives

Key Learning Objectives for this course are:

  • To raise awareness of Information management issues such as data protection and information security and the functions of the regulator
  • To understand how this relates to your organisation
  • To consider the benefits of getting it right
  • To promote questions and discussions

And on the full day course:

  • How to increase awareness throughout your organisation
  • Guidance on Improved compliance with the law: actions your organisation could take

The One Day Course Includes

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Full course materials
  • CPD Certificate

Upcoming Data Protection Courses

No upcoming courses – please get in touch with us for bespoke or in-house training options.

Start Date Course & Details Location Price Status
11 June, 2020

Data Protection Officer

Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available