Public Sector Data Protection Advanced

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

Course Description

As organisations navigate the evolving data security landscape, an advanced understanding of Data Protection becomes imperative. This course is designed for professionals seeking a deeper comprehension of the intricate facets of data protection.

Building on the foundational knowledge covered in the intermediate course, delegates will explore advanced strategies and techniques to fortify their organisation’s defences against potential breaches. Emphasis will be placed on the skills needed to navigate complex regulatory frameworks, such as the Data Protection Act, ensuring compliance and excellence in data protection. Delegates will delve into advanced data protection policies, practices, and emerging trends, preparing them to tackle the most challenging aspects of safeguarding, using and sharing information.


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.

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

Who Should Attend

This 2-day course is designed for staff who already have a familiarity with Data Protection and the legislation and want to take their knowledge to the next level.

  • 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. Delegates will gain an in-depth understanding of how to navigate The Data Protection Act (2018), how to use it, and apply it to more complex situations. Areas include:

  • A deeper understanding of how the changes introduced by the EU and UK GDPR and DPA 2018 affect current Data Protection practices;
  • A further understanding of the Principles related to the processing of personal data and how that translates into working practices;
  • A full understanding of how to use Recitals and Derivations
  • Repurposing of data processing
  • The difference between Anonymisation vs Pseudonymisation
  • Applying the basis for exemptions;
  • Understanding how to use the key schedules within the legislation

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Public Sector Data Protection Advanced Training

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What Our Clients Say About Advanced Data Protection Training

“Being able to perform my daily tasks with the confidence in my knowledge as well as the advice and guidance given from yourselves as professionals in the field is immeasurable. Not only will the quality of my performance improve by the knowledge gained but the confidence in subject matter will better aim to serve not only my colleagues but most crucially the service user.”

Access to Records Officer, Oxfordshire County Council Access to Records Officer, Oxfordshire County Council

“This two-day training course has significantly helped improve my confidence and knowledge to an extent of prior to this, I was thinking of moving to a life outside of Data Protection, but this has now helped me to understand the legislation so much more, that I am now thinking of staying, and even looking to further my knowledge!”

Information Manager, Oxfordshire County Council Information Manager, Oxfordshire County Council

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