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Data Protection at Work

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1 - 2 hours
towards your CPD

It is vital that those who collect and use personal data maintain the confidence of those who are asked to provide it. This doesn't just mean data stored on a computer, and typically refers to information such as names, addresses and telephone numbers. The Data Protection Act 1998 provides a means to ensure confidence is maintained.

This course will provide you and your workers with a general overview of the Data Protection Act (DPA) and its implications in the workplace. The training material is followed by a short assessment to ensure thorough understanding.

On completing the training you will:

  • Be aware of various key definitions relating to data protection
  • Understand the purpose of the Data Protection Act
  • Understand the eight principles of the act
  • Be able to describe what these principles mean to you in your role
  • Appreciate the key concerns for data protection relating to a number of different sectors
  • Understand how data protection matters are enforced and what is done when data breaches occur
  • This course is reviewed on a regular basis and updated as necessary.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Overview of data protection
  • The eight principles of the Data Protection Act
  • Exemptions
  • Selected business areas
  • Enforcement

Target Audience

This module is suitable for anyone within a work situation who handles personal data. For example people working in offices and call centers.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.

What our customers have said

It was very easy to follow and the interactivity of clicking to get more information or examples was helpful as were the little challenges at the end of each module.
10/01/2017 TH
The information was cascaded in manageable and understandable format. The interactive aspect also aided learning.
09/05/2016 SS
I thought the interactive lessons were very useful and was more of an incentive to continue the modules as it made the process more enjoyable.
06/05/2016 JW
The interactive elements were the most effective part of the lessons for helping me retain the info- more so than just reading and listening alone.
10/04/2016 OB
The system explained the Act in simple terms and related them to good examples. This was a huge improvement on other training I have had over the years.
09/02/2016 LR
The save and end was very clear, which I have had problems before with on other courses. The modules were clearly categorised too making the learning more straightforward
13/03/2016 SH
It was easy to follow and understand. The set up of the modules was interesting with lots of examples and pictures.
20/01/2016 CS
It was good to be able to go in and out of the module as when working there isn't time to do it all at once.
16/01/2016 SH
Clear instructions and the process bar at the bottom of the screen helps to see how far you've come and still have to go
GM 20/08/2015
I appreciate and personally need the information reiterated in a number of ways a number of times in order to consolidate the information and better remember it so found this information style very helpful
CT 15/08/2015
I really loved how interactive the session was! It allowed me to take in the information in a better way than reading from a textbook
JF 06/08/2015
It is useful that l could complete and save the questions answered in each module and then come back to them at a later point
JC 25/06/2015
Able to read information-I learn best by reading-can go at my own pace in contrast with listening when you have to go at pace of speaker. I like the bullet point type information and the cartoon effects. The whole learning was fun and not a chore
JB 29/05/2015
Clear & Easy to read. The multiple choice questions at the end of each session helped to clarify what you had learned
VF 27/05/2015
The narrative helped to digest information and also the graphical content helped understanding an easier process
MB 28/04/2015
Very easy to follow instructions with user-friendly graphics and explanations
SO 24/04/2015
The system and module was easy to navigate through. It is relevant to my job role and refreshed my knowledge
IJ 04/04/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30+ vat - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1 - 2 hours.

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