Data Protection (GDPR) and Cyber Security Awareness


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Learn about the key principles of data protection and responsibilities under data protection and GDPR law. Identify the threat to Cyber Security with practical advice on keeping data secure.

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CPD Accredited | Approx. 1 hour | Self-study online

1013193 DPA

Designed for anyone who handles data at work, including personal data. Learn about the individual and company  responsibilities and the key principles of the Data Protection Act 2018, UK and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This course also covers Cyber Security, providing practical advice on how to keep your own data safe and prevent your customer, client or colleague data from being accessed by unauthorised persons.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognise their responsibilities under the Data Protection legislation.
  • Identify the key principles of data protection.
  • Understanding of data subject rights.
  • Explain how to maintain data security and report personal data breaches.
  • Define cyber security and recognise the threat.
  • List practical ways to improve your own cyber security.


  • Data Protection Legislation
  • Data Protection Responsibilities
  • Understanding Personal Data
  • Data Subject Rights
  • Cyber Security Definition
  • Types of Attacks
  • How to keep data safe
  • Reporting a data or security breach


This course contains a multiple-choice quiz, which must be completed online and graded immediately with a passing score of 80%. If you fail, you can re-attempt it, and tutor support can be provided upon request.


Who should do this course?

This course is suitable for employees, supervisors or managers working in a wide range of sectors.


This course is suitable for those with no prior knowledge. To access the content, learners must have access to the Internet and an individual email address.


This course includes a PDF certificate that is available for immediate download upon successful completion.


The certificate is valid for 3 years, although your employer may require more frequent refresher training.