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Practitioner Certificate

This add-on certificate provides an update to incorporate understanding of UK data protection law. This includes how it is applied in practice and its importance for any organisation that holds personal information to ensure compliance with the EU General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) which are fully incorporated into the UK Data Protection Bill.

By obtaining the GDPR Update qualification, candidates will:

  • Hold an up to date recognised qualification in data protection
  • Gain an understanding of the key changes and associated implications that the GDPR introduces for their organisations
  • Be prepared for the UK adoption of the GDPR with the enactment of the Data Protection Bill
  • Gain an understanding of the practical application of the new requirements of the GDPR and Data Protection Bill associated with the role of the data protection officer (DPO), restrictions of data subject rights, data protection by design and by default and data breach notifications.

Who is this aimed at?

Anyone who needs to have an advanced understanding of data protection and who has already passed the BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection, and that wishes to update their understanding of GDPR with the enactment of the UK Data Protection Bill. 

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates must hold the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (with a pass prior to 1 December 2017)

What format is the exam?

One hour ‘closed book’

15 multiple choice questions (2 marks each)

6 short answer questions (5 marks each)

Pass mark is 65% (39/60)


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