Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation - Only 3 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your GDPR Practitioner course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be trained on the EU's GDPR in just 3 days.
  2. Our GDPR Practitioner course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass GDPR Practitioner first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more in our GDPR Practitioner. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn the GDPR faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying GDPR Practitioner with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 66,105 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware during the GDPR Practitioner . We use real-life practical examples to make sure you can apply this new Regulation in your work environment. Our instructor’s real-world experience keeps their knowledge at the leading edge so you can engage and challenge with confidence.

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"This is my 5th courses here at Firebrand. The teaching standard is excellent across the board. I look forward to returning for my change management course. Firebrand have ignited my passion for learning at this accelerated pace."
Jennifer Hamling-Hills, Orangutan Project Management. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (13/11/2017 to 15/11/2017)

"Great class. I would recommend the course to anyone."
Eric Lee, Itsoha. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (13/11/2017 to 15/11/2017)

"My second time with Firebrand and again an excellent presenter, which ensured I passed first time. Will be back again soon."
Adrian Finn, TalkTalk. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (9/10/2017 to 11/10/2017)

"The instructor was the perfect person to deliver a very dry subject in an entertaining and informative manner. He tailored his legal experience to provide relevant comparisons. He dealt competently with areas where the subject matter is vague bearing in mind we are dealing with constantly shifting sands and many of the future concepts are untested."
Anonymous - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (14/8/2017 to 16/8/2017)

"Course content very good and meaningful for critical legislation changes. Trainers knowledgeable in the subject and communicated subject very well."
Anonymous - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (15/5/2017 to 17/5/2017)

"This is an excellent facility to get away from the office and concentrate on the course which is intense."
Mike Vale, University of Manchester. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (15/5/2017 to 17/5/2017)

"Great instructor who understood the subject and was able to convey details well."
Julie Henry, RBS. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (3/1/2018 to 5/1/2018)

"Great trainer, great experience learned a lot and hope to be able to use it all at my company."
Kale Cooper, RRO. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (16/10/2017 to 18/10/2017)

"A very effective and time efficient way of being immersed into a new knowledge set. The scope, structure and applicability of this course content and certification is excellent."
Tim Stewart. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (16/10/2017 to 18/10/2017)

"Firebrand will work hard to help you achieve. They cover food, drinks & accommodation. You don't have to think about any of that so you can focus on learning, training and achieving your goals. Would I recommend Firebrand? Absolutely!"
Malcolm McNinch, In Health Ltd. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (1/8/2017 to 3/8/2017)

"I was a bit uncertain when I registered for the training, however the training (CDPO) proved to be the best training I've had so far. The trainer was knowledgeable and passionate that we get the best outcome - however everything I required was provided and so I was comfortable and focused enough to put in the effort to get the best out of the training course. I highly recommend Firebrand - its a focused and value for money approach to learning. I cant wait to get back to work and tell my colleagues! :)"
Dolapo Adeboye, Barclaycard. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (1/8/2017 to 3/8/2017)

"Excellent, organised and well worth the cost."
Richard Coleman. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (24/7/2017 to 26/7/2017)

"Tough structure but got the job done quickly! The instructor was a legend! Very knowledgeable and really helped by delivering with a sense of humor!"
Clive Gladwin, Symantec. - IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional - Europe & Certified Information Privacy Manager (4 days) (22/1/2018 to 25/1/2018)

"Great experience, friendly and confident instructor."
Alexander Rambart, Aiutd Ltd. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"An intense way to learn but if you can put in the effort and commitment it is an excellent way to learn. "
David Stewart. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Firebrand training is very fast paced, but you are able to gain a lot of information in a short space of time. the methods of teaching are very effective and it is evident that all the staff really care. "
Sarah Godlington, THS Inspection Services. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Firebrand is a very good way of learning!"
Reece Hutchinson, Department for Education. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"This is my second course at Firebrand. The first time I came, I was taught at a very fast pace that was too much for me. But this time round with a difference tutor I feel like I have learnt a lot which has changed my perspective on Firebrand completely, in a positive way!"
Alexander Farquharson, Department for Education. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Hard work but gets results!"
Peter Kelly, DWP. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Great facility, great teacher, overall an amazing experience."
Johan Van Loon, Bearpole. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (27/11/2017 to 2/12/2017)

"I really enjoyed my training at Firebrand. It was very engaging and interactive with very friendly and approachable staff"
Jamie Scott, Nissan. - ISO 27001 Foundation (2 days) (25/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"My best approach to rapid learning. Home studying is too slow and lacks discipline for me and time available. Would rather pay the premium, sleep little, get an awesome trainer, get the skills and then make money from the investment. Thanks Firebrand!"
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"VERY (and that's in capital letters!) intense training course, but very worthwhile. I took the training course to get in-depth knowledge of Office365, but ended up passing the exam, with an MCP, even when I didn't intend to take the exams."
John Oliver, Frontline Consultancy. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"My Firebrand experience has been, as always, great. I really enjoy it here, all the late nights and worrying are all part of the fun!"
Timothy Farmer. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Plenty of free coffee! Initially found it difficult to justify high price but, in reality it's excellent value in a complete comparison of competitors. Due diligence from colleagues spoke highly and Firebrand and has delivered on all points. "
Shane Reed, Purd.com. - IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional - Europe & Certified Information Privacy Manager (4 days) (22/1/2018 to 25/1/2018)

"A very "real world" learning experience that will help me immensely in my career. "
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (15/1/2018 to 20/1/2018)

"Really good Instructors and you learn a lot, but be prepared to work hard. Top tip: Make the time to do any recommended pre-reading, it will make your already very busy week a little easier."
Stephen Sharp, DXC. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (5 days) (15/1/2018 to 19/1/2018)

"The atmosphere and support of Firebrand staff in my view is one I will recommend to anyone. "
Gerald Anozia, Mr. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (5 days) (15/1/2018 to 19/1/2018)

"Great course and knowledgeable instructor."
Grant Taute. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (15/1/2018 to 18/1/2018)

"Great experience - it has really given me confidence for the exam."
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"Thorough, effective and excellently delivered."
M.L.. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (5 days) (15/1/2018 to 19/1/2018)

"Really useful with real-world examples and information relevant to the workplace, not just to specific to passing an exam. Great course and presenter."
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"If you would like to know about CCSP, this is the course to attend."
Kevan Hearn. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (5 days) (27/11/2017 to 1/12/2017)

"A short intensive course with a very professional tutor. Firebrand staff were very friendly and accommodating."
Rupal Voralia, Care Quality Commission. - The Open Group TOGAF® 9 certified training (Level 1&2) (3 days) (15/1/2018 to 17/1/2018)

"Excellent course at an accessible venue, led by an expert instructor in a discussion-lead fashion."
Tola Odedina, N/A. - APMG Agile Project Management Certification (3 days) (15/1/2018 to 17/1/2018)

"Well organised, interactive and fun with a mixture of different teaching styles. Pleased with this course!"
S.C.. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"Great Instructor. I love the Measure ups that help prepare for the exam and course content is relevant to today's technologies and older technologies that are still in the exam."
Chris Hunt, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"The instructor kept us engaged through long days of intense training. Educational and enjoyable, which isn't easy over a 12 hour day!"
Joe Gibbons, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"After struggling with the material for a year and dragging my feet, Firebrand Training helped me to get past that year and cleared my worries."
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"Firebrand took me from being worried about my exam to being well prepared and excited to take it."
Scott White, Gratte Brothers Security. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (8/1/2018 to 10/1/2018)

"Firebrand provides beneficial training in great detail. The days are long but engaging and free drinks keep me focused."
Joe Gibbons, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"The training was very good, however it was definitely a lot to take in if you didn't have prior knowledge. I would recommend to any one about to attend a course to go over the material once beforehand to get a brief overview; helped me out tremendously!"
Patrick Barklem, Intelisecure. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (8/1/2018 to 10/1/2018)

"I started programming in C# 6 months ago. My time at firebrand has definitely as least doubled my prior knowledge."
Natalie Flower. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/1/2018 to 6/1/2018)

"Be prepared for long intense days, however the amount of information you learn in that time will benefit you massively. Definitely worth doing!"
Beth Leister, Lloyds. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (21/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)

"For a robust and concentrated burst of structured learning you cannot do better then Firebrand. Your time in the classroom will be intense but you and your course mates will develop a rapport that will support your learning and provide for release during downtime. For best results come with your course material reviewed and fresh in your mind."
Christopher Helsby. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (18/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)

"The course was delivered really well, the instructor was clear at all times and ensured everything was understood."
D.M.. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (21/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)

"This is my first time using Firebrand and would definitely recommend."
P.K.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (20/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)

"I think there should be more questions on this - saying what you think of trainer/course/accommodation/company. I think you're all great though - thank you for always being so lovely and helpful and I'm still yet to have a trainer I don't like, so I think that's good :) "
Laura Dean, Utilita. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (20/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)

"The instructor was very helpful. He knows his stuff"
Augustine Baffoe, PAJ Accountants. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (18/12/2017 to 20/12/2017)

"The instructor was excellent, patient and always open to going over something we didn't understand. There was an awful lot of information to process though in an extremely short space of time. The facilities are great for learning."
Anonymous - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (18/12/2017 to 20/12/2017)

Learn how to meet the strict requirements of GDPR in just 3 days with accelerated GDPR training. On this General Data Protection Regulation [(EU) 2016/679] Practitioner course, you’ll study the regulation itself, including GDPR basics and risk management.

You'll also study GDPR's relationship to current data protection and privacy legislation in Europe and elsewhere and learn the multi-jurisdictional consequences for the collection, retention and processing of Personal Data.

This GDPR training includes the GDPR Practitioner exam, which you'll sit at the Firebrand Training Centre during your accelerated course.

Learn fast on an all-inclusive course

This accelerated course is 25% faster than traditional GDPR training. You'll be back in the office sooner, putting your new knowledge into practice. In three days, you'll cover the following topics:

  • Overview of legal systems and their interrelationships
  • Embedding GDPR within organisations under common law, civil law and other legal systems
  • Major required changes in corporate governance standards and processes
  • Subtle effects of 'Big Data'
  • How to succeed under the self-reporting model of GDPR

You'll also discover what the integrated Personal Data environment would look like in your organisation. You'll then be able to develop, integrate and manage the changes required by GDPR in your organisation's governance, business and data processing.

Firebrand's GDPR training is designed for professionals with a practical need to understand and implement enterprise governance and business processes. This accelerated course is ideal for:

  • Senior executives responsible for process and governance
  • Contractors wishing to capitalise on this new area of process
  • Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) practitioners
  • Lawyers wishing to understand the whole context of GDPR
  • Data privacy, security and compliance consultants
  • Auditors, risk and compliance practitioners

Ensure your business can conform to the requirements of GDPR with this accelerated 3-day GDPR training. Breaches of EU regulation by multinationals can result in fines upwards of £20 million and could be as high as 4% of worldwide gross turnover.

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  • Up-to-date content: the course is developed by specialist lawyers and enterprise architects who monitor the action of the courts and process developments – so you can rely on the most up-to-date content and relevant real-life examples.
  • Experienced instructors: Firebrand provides specialist instructors who are still practitioners with years of international experience in industry, commerce and the legal world which enriches the course by having real-world examples that enhance your learning experience.
  • IT-Savvy/IT-in-business-savvy/IT-in-legal-savvy: the GDPR Practitioner is delivered in the practical and pragmatic context of todays technology, so you will take away an understanding of the ways that technologies can support you in this new aspect of enterprise governance.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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On this accelerated GDPR course, you'll cover the following topics:

  • Foundations of Modern Privacy Law
  • GDPR Basics
  • Personal Data and Consent: the six pathways to lawful business models
  • Key Data Subject Rights
  • Monitoring, Profiling, IT, the business, the GDPR, and case law
  • Key Controller Obligations – principles, “tick-boxes”, pseudo-rights, etc.
  • Exemptions, Member State Opt-outs
  • Risk Management and the EU Data Protection Officer - who, what, why, how?
  • International Transfers / Adequacy Regimes - BCRs, SCCs, Privacy Shield
  • Non-compliance - the new legal and technological routes to legal enforcement
  • GDPR's new legal defences against Foreign Governments
  • Effect of Brexit on the GDPR - and vice versa
  • Business Impacts: Security, Cloud, out-sourcing / Data Processors, IoT, Big Data
  • Next Steps - practical enterprise approaches to GDPR compliance
  • PIAs, BCRs, Enterprise Privacy Architecture basics
  • Project / Privacy Office Organisation and Workflow Management
  • Information Architecture, Data Mapping, and Privacy Dataflow Mapping
  • Enterprise Privacy Architecture as metadata
  • Multi-jurisdictional Legal Architecture
  • Automated Privacy Impact Assessment as core Project Initiation subprocess
  • The Future: Embedding Transactional EPA Metadata into Operational Systems

Firebrand's GDPR course also covers the following Data Protection Officer (DPO) areas:

  • Appreciate the statutory requirements of the DPO from 1995 until 2018
  • Compare with the basics of the onerous new regime by the GDPR
  • Assimilate the new statutory obligations on Controllers
  • Appreciate the diverse obligations on and statutory tasks of the DPO
  • Learn of the expert knowledge and statutory abilities required of the DPO
  • Consider the required expertise in law, IT, security, and associated topics
  • Understand a DPO's own personal rights, accountabilities, liabilities, and immunities in the role

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What is a GDPR boot camp?

Firebrand’s GDPR Practitioner course (sometimes referred to as a GDPR boot camp) is an accelerated 3-day course that will introduce you to GDPR. You’ll also sit your GDPR Practitioner exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, just steps away from your classroom.


Does Firebrand offer GDPR Practitioner online training?

Firebrand does not provide online training for the GDPR Practitioner course. Instead, Firebrand’s GDPR course provides students with an opportunity to learn in-person from real-world GDPR and data protection experts.


How much does GDPR training cost?

To find out the cost of this accelerated GDPR Practitioner course and others, visit our prices page.


What exam will I take?

During your accelerated course, you'll prove your knowledge with Firebrand's GDPR exam, developed by specialist lawyers and enterprise architects.

This open book exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and the pass mark is 50%. The time limit is 75 minutes for English speakers and 105 minutes for non-native English speakers.


Is there a governing body for GDPR certification?

There is no governing body for GDPR certification. Every training provider currently creates their own courses and exams. You will be accredited by the organisation you train with.

Firebrand’s GDPR Practitioner course was designed and developed by a Barrister of the Middle Temple with international experience in privacy law. You’ll effectively receive three days in front of counsel, ensuring your organisation becomes GDPR compliant as fast as possible.


Where can I find GDPR Practitioner exam questions?

GDPR practice exam questions can be found on the Firebrand blog - test and practice your GDPR knowledge now.

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You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • GDPR Practitioner exam
    • Format: 40 multiple-choice questions with 4 responses each
    • Pass mark: 50%
    • Only the written content of the slide modules will be examined
    • You will be given Practice Exam Questions both within the the body of the instruction and as self-study aid
    • The exam is ‘open book’ and you will be provided with a printed copy of the Recitals and Articles of the GDPR
    • The language of the exam and supporting materials is English (United Kingdom)
    • The time limit is 75 minutes for English speakers and 105 minutes for non-native English speakers

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On your GDPR Practitioner course, you'll also receive:

  • Firebrand GDPR training material (PDF)
  • The necessary documentation referred to in the course. Including: treaties, EU directives and leading case judgements.
  • Privacy impact assessment examples
  • Dataflow creation templates
  • Enterprise Privacy Architecture Templates
  • Free access to Enterprise Privacy Architecture data quality verification service
  • An access code for free trial subscription to automated Privacy Impact Assessment Service

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 01 9010 151.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, (ISC)2, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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You do not require any specific prerequisites for this accelerated course. However, it is advised that you have over five years of business experience and adequate knowledge of the English language.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 01 9010 151 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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