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GDPR in Education

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This GDPR in Education course is aimed at a range of education providers, from nurseries through to colleges. Every member of staff in an education setting needs to understand how to process data securely and in compliance with the law, so this course should be suitable for whoever handles data within the education sector.

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All about this GDPR in Education Course

The protection of data is essential in all organisations, no more essential than in educational settings, as personal data is a valuable commodity

GDPR compliance increases the accountability that education settings have, and it is one of the important features when it comes to successfully safeguarding children and young people.

Education providers must comply with the law for all data processing activities. There are a number of roles and responsibilities that staff in education must undertake to ensure that their setting’s data processing activities are secure and legally compliant.

This course will cover everything you need to know about data protection in education, including the role of a Data Protection Officer, the types of information that will be handled, you will also explore how your educational setting can ensure that they are GDPR complaint.

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.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Suitable for those who handle data in an education setting
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to GPDR in Education – In the first unit of our GDPR in Education course, you will explore what GDPR is, why GDPR in education is important and why Data Protection Officers are required in schools. You will also explore the roles and responsibilities of a Data Protection Officer.
  • Unit 2 – Personal Data in Education – This unit will examine in more detail what personal data is, the difference between personal and sensitive data, the types of information that will be handled in school, as well as how long you can store student data for after they leave school.
  • Unit 3 – How to Become GDPR Compliant – In this unit you will look at examples of good practice being followed in schools, as well as how you can gain parental consent for data processing and the risk of non-compliance. You will also explore the types of penalties.
  • Unit 4 – Good Practice – In the final unit you will explore some of the good practices that Educational settings should implement to be complaint with GDPR, you will explore the importance of performing audits on data processing practices, as well as issuing privacy notices to parents.
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Every course is assessed through a multiple choice quiz. These quizzes use a bank of questions that have multiple options and you need to choose the correct one. You need to answer a specific number of questions correctly to pass the course and get your certificate.

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GDPR in Education
GDPR in Education
£20 + VAT