Data Protection Course

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Data Protection Course:

Course Description

The online data protection course will provide you with an overview of how to handle data effectively in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The course will explain how to handle data, what is expected of those who handle personal data and how to securely store data. Whether you are currently working in a role that requires you to handle/collect personal data or you just want to add this course on your CV, you can get started instantly and start learning all the important aspects about data handling and safeguarding.

Course Syllabus

The course is split into the following modules:

  • Introduction to Data Protection Act
  • The Data Protection Principles
  • Data subject rights
  • Understanding Data Protection
  • The role of the Information Commissioner’s Office
  • The law and the Data Protection Act
  • The Data Protection principles
  • Processing Data
  • The accuracy of personal data
  • Handling Data
  • The rights of individuals
  • Transferring Data
  • Data Protection requirements
  • Rights of individuals part two
  • Objecting to processing
  • Automated decision taking
  • Exemptions
  • End of course assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the data protection course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this data protection course learners will receive a CPD Certificate of Achievement award from Oplex Careers.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Data Protection course.

Course Duration

The online data protection course requires 10 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the data protection course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Additional entry requirements

No previous experience required for this Oplex Careers course.

Course info


Certificate of Attendance


UK qualification

This course is offered to anyone in the world, but its qualification is only relevant in this country.

Study Hours:

Variable - to suit the learner

Virtual help:

Course access and tutor support

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Course type:

Online course

£199.99 ( 90% off )

per course

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Outdated and waste of money
1 5
by Emem - March 2018

Do not waste your money on Oplex Careers: -their courses are out dated in my experience (spend your money on a better course elsewhere) -they do not care about you as a customer as they willfully ignored 2 emails and my calls. -their internal processes are lacking and their customer services agents will make false promises. -they only care about getting your money and not giving you the best experience. -they are not worth referring to a third party -they are a scam in my opinion. I hope this helps someone make a better choice than I did!

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January 2018

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5 5
November 2017

I found that it was convenience and easy to assess to study online. The materials were rich and cover all the topics that I want to know. It was good that there were a little test in every session which made me more understand and remember what I had learned. Thank you so much.

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