Following Britain’s exit from the EU, the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the toughest privacy and security law in the world. Passed by the European Union (EU), and retained by the UK after Brexit, it imposes obligations onto organisations anywhere they target or collect data related to people in the UK, EU and EEA. Fines of up to £17.5 million or 4% of global annual turnover can be applied for failing to comply which is in addition to the reputational implications and commercial issues that might impact your stakeholders.

While the Data Protection Act has been in place for many years the UK GDPR has updated and extended the responsibilities associated with Data Controllers and Processors. Failing to comply with the regulations can mean significant fines against those who fail to comply with its privacy and security standards, with penalties reaching into the tens of millions. It is important to evaluate its impact on your organisation, implementing the necessary changes to your practices, processes and information technology systems. Manager and employee UK GDPR training is an essential component in establishing, ensuring, and maintaining a robust information security management system.

Aims of the Course

The UK GDPR and Data Protection Awareness training course aims to raise manager and employee awareness of the main elements of the regulations, its purpose, the responsibilities of duty holders, the implications of failing to comply, information security good practices and the part everyone plays in compliance.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at anyone who is involved in the handling of personal information, in either an online or offline capacity.

How is it delivered?

‘UK GDPR and Data Protection Awareness’ is delivered online to each trainee at their desktop, laptop or device at home or work. If the course cannot be completed in one go, your employees can work at their own pace by ‘book marking’ and recording progress and returning to the training at a later stage. In delivering the training in this way the normal costs of training are reduced whilst still achieving the desired awareness and compliance.

Compliance record keeping instantly solved

An invaluable feature of Praxis42 eLearning modules is our learning management system called SHINE. This solves the problem of compliance record keeping by recording completion of courses and making them available for you to view and manage electronically. No more struggling to find training records should you have a visit or enquiry from an enforcing agency such as The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) a client or an audit. Training certificates can be printed by the trainee once the course has been completed and the end assessment successfully passed.

Course duration

30 minutes

Course Summary

The UK GDPR and Data Protection Awareness course helps enable all employees to better understand the implications of the UK GDPR, how it’s applied in the context of the organisation’s information security approach and how it affects them.

Course content

  1. Introduction
  2. Organisations and UK GDPR
  3. Accountability and governance
  4. Guidance
  5. UK GDPR and individuals
  6. Assessment


GDPR Awareness Course Guide Download Pdf

Screenshots (click to view)

Technical Requirements

Please read our eLearning Technical Specification for information about the technical requirements of our courses.