Data Protection in Schools

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In our Data Protection in Schools course you gain more knowledge around GDPR and that it sets out high standards for consent, you will learn the five different elements that GDPR outlines which must be taken into account when an individual is considering giving consent. You will also cover in detail the duties of the data protection officer, which schools are legally required to have.

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All about this Data Protection in Schools course

In our Data Protection in Schools course you will learn the importance of data protection and that it is a process by which important information is effectively safeguarded against corruption, compromise or loss.

You will be introduced to GDPR and that it allows member states to introduce their own legislation alongside it, which in the UK it is known as, the Data Protection Bill.

You will acknowledge the Data Protection Act 2018 and that it sets out the newest framework for data protection law in the UK.  You will learn of its aims and that it works alongside GDPR.

In our Data Protection in Schools course you will learn that organisations manage their own ways of ensuring the safe storage of data in accordance with their business needs.

You will read in detail about the rights to restrictions, the right to rectification, the rights to objection and the right to be forgotten you will also explore what they mean alongside data protection.

Individuals have the right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data. You will also consider that whenever a data controller uses a processor to process personal data on their behalf, a written contract must exist between the parties involved.

At the end of our Data Protection in Schools course you will consider what the consequences of a breach are to an organisation and that when a breach has occurred, the organisation will need to establish how severe the risk will be to individuals’ rights and freedom.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Data Protection and the GDPR – This unit of our data protection in schools course will explain what is meant by data protection and how it complies with your workplace. There will be an overview of what data protection is and what the new GDPR legislation is, as well as what its aims are. The unit then discusses the Data Protection Act 2018, which was updated from the publication of the original act back in 1998, before ending with some key terms which are often used in relation to data protection and the GDPR.
  • Unit 2 – The principles and guidelines of data protection – In our second unit you will explore the main responsibilities set out by the UK’s data protection law. You will learn about the general areas in which data processing may be considered legitimate, as well as looking at the different ways in which an organisation manage their own way in ensuring the safe storage of data is adhered to.
  • Unit 3 – Processing and obtaining consent – This unit will explain the legalities which your institution may follow for processing personal data. It will discuss how to gather content from a data subject and how to remain compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Unit 4 – Data subject rights – This unit explains individuals and companies’ rights under the Data Protection Act. It helps you to gain an understanding of the expected level of data protection to ensure you are compliant. This unit will help you to understand when a subject requests their personal data is removed.
  • Unit 5 – The responsibilities of data protection – In this unit of our data protection in schools course, you will look at the responsibilities of the data controllers, data processors and the data protection officers. This unit will explain the responsibilities in terms of holding data securely, reposting breaches in security, and transferring data out of the EEA.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Data Protection in Schools course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Data Protection in Schools course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Data Protection in Schools course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Data Protection in Schools
Data Protection in Schools
£20 + VAT