Public Sector Data Protection for Non DPOs Intermediate

Training Course for staff that are accountable for working with personal data.

Course Description

Data Protection holds a prominent position on the agenda for organisations of all sizes. In this intermediate level course, we recognise that employees across various levels and functions serve as the initial line of defence against potential failures and subsequent breaches.  

The primary focus will be on ensuring that both staff and management possess a comprehensive understanding of Data Protection principles, enabling them to implement sound data protection practices in their daily activities.  

This course is not about us reading the legislation to you, but rather guiding you on how to understand and effectively apply it to create a culture of awareness and responsibility, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data we handle. 

This intermediate level of training is crucial for fostering a robust security culture within the organisation. Delegates will gain insights into how well-crafted data protection policies and practices can not only safeguard and personal and sensitive information but also facilitate responsible information sharing which is a vital aspect of delivering effective public services.  


This course is available onsite at the client’s request, however, we do recommend Data Protection Advanced Training is delivered on site.

You can combine your Data Protection Intermediate Training and Data Protection Advanced Training to a 4 day course at £6,950.

All on-site courses are to be held at a venue arranged by the client. Advent IM can arrange a venue and the cost will be passed to the client.

Who Should Attend

This 2-day course is designed for staff that are accountable for working with personal data as part of their role and need a more developed understanding of best practices. This might include, but is not limited to;

  • HR, Finance, and other administrative teams that have access to sensitive data
  • Staff processing Subject Access Requests (SARs)
  • Senior Managers who work with sensitive data
  • Information Governance Teams or Individuals
  • Other staff who have been assigned Data Protection implementation and compliance responsibility within their organisation

Course Outline

The course seeks to put UK GDPR and the DPA (2018) into context using real-life examples and delegate role-based scenarios. Areas include:

  • The history of the DPA, key definitions and the data protection principles;
  • The role and powers of the Information Commissioner;
  • Changes introduced by the EU and UK GDPR and DPA 2018 and how it affects current Data Protection practices;
  • Principles related to the processing of personal data and how that translates into working practices;
  • The Rights of Data Subjects;
  • When and how to produce a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA);
  • Privacy Notices and Data Sharing Agreements;
  • The role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) and aspects around the Governance of the role;
  • Managing and reporting a Data Protection Breach, including setting up of near-miss reporting as part of a preventative culture.

What Our Clients Say About Data Protection Training

“I feel the course will give me a much wider understanding of why certain practices are in place as well as giving me the ability to consider if policies are correct and how they could be improved.”

South Yorkshire Police, Data Protection Intermediate Training South Yorkshire Police, Data Protection Intermediate Training

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