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By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.
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BCS Membership Benefits
This course benefits from 1 years BCS membership worth £92, which is eligible from the moment you pass your first exam.
Benefits of this associate’s membership include:
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We have found our Virtual Classroom training has provided higher pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee, so you know we’ll support you until you are certified.
With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free.
All we ask is that you:
Students retaking the course are required to use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement materials.
*Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would need to be purchased at an additional cost.
This qualification is mainly aimed at individuals who require an understanding of data protection, specifically GDPR, to do their job. It is also ideal for delegates who would benefit from gaining an enhanced knowledge of the law in this area.
Our Foundation Certificate will act as a bridge for those who have, or who will have, responsibility for data protection, or those considering undertaking training for the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.
While this training would be useful for many different backgrounds and job titles, we do find this qualification typically benefits individuals who work in the following areas:
Candidates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
An Introduction to the History of Data Protection in the U.K. (5%)
Principles of Data Protection and Applicable Terminology (15%)
Lawful bases for processing of Personal Data (12.5%)
Governance and Accountability of Data Protection within organisations (20%)
Interaction between Controller and Processor (7.5%)
Transfers of personal data to third countries or international organisations (5%)
Data Subject Rights (12.5%)
Independent Supervisory Authority (ICO) (10%)
Breaches, Enforcement and Liability (10%)
Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (PECR) 2003 (2.5%)
Exam format - Multiple-choice.
Number of questions – 40.
Duration - 60-mins.
Supervised - Yes.
Open book - No.
Pass mark – 26/40 (65%).
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