Data Protection Online Course

Data Protection Online Course

Data Protection Online Course

CITB Approved CSCS Approved

No Classroom Required
No Classroom Required
No Time off Work
No Time off Work
100% Online Course
100% Online Course
Complete in your own Time
Complete in your own Time


If your job involves collecting or handling personal data, it’s essential that any information you hold is used fairly and lawfully. This 2-hour online course will help you understand your responsibilities under the UK Data Protection Act, 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

No previous knowledge is required. This comprehensive data protection training has been created by a qualified finance professional, who will help you to understand how and when to obtain consent for data collection, how to collect and process data legally, store it safely and maintain best practice.

How the Process works

Complete the Safe2Site Online Training modules (approx 3 Hours)
Register and take the Safe2Site invigilated exam. Certification is immediately available for students who successfully pass.
Book & Pass the CITB HS&E touch-screen test currently priced at £21.
Apply for your CSCS Green Labourers Card online directly with CSCS currently priced at £36.


By the end of this 2-hour online course on data protection, you’ll understand:

  • Data protection law terms and definitions
  • Your legal responsibilities under GDPR and the Data Protection Act
  • The principles of data protection that all businesses must follow
  • How to process and store personal information
  • When and how to obtain consent
  • Data subject rights, including the right to be forgotten
  • The various roles carried out by data processers and data controllers
  • The responsibilities of data protection officers (DPOs)
  • Data security
  • Data breaches and how to report them
  • The risks and penalties of non-compliance


This e-learning course will cover the following subject areas:

  • What is data protection?
  • Introduction to GDPR, data protection law and cyber security
  • The principles of data protection
  • Fair, lawful and transparent processing
  • Purpose limitations, minimalisation and accuracy
  • Data storage and retention
  • Security and accountability
  • Legal compliance
  • Vital interests, public interests and legitimate interests
  • Obtaining consent
  • Withdrawing consent
  • The rights of data subjects – restriction, rectification and objection
  • The right to be forgotten
  • Automated processing
  • Roles and responsibilities of data handlers
  • Reporting data breaches
  • Transferring data safely
  • The consequences of non-compliance


At the end of this online GDPR course, you’ll take a multiple-choice test of 20 questions. It’s marked automatically, and you’ll need 80% to pass. If you don’t pas first time, you’re welcome to re-take the test as many times as you need to at no extra cost.

On successful completion, you’ll receive a CPD-certified digital certificate straight away.

Although there is no expiry date for this training, we recommend that you refresh your knowledge every two years to keep up to date. You’ll receive a ‘recommended renewal date’ on your certificate.

Who is this Course for?

Most businesses handle personal data of one kind or another – whether it’s customers’ names and addresses, contact details of clients, personal details of employees or survey responses from members of the public.

Any personal information you store must comply with data protection law, so make sure anyone who processes, handles or controls data in your business knows what their responsibilities are.

This online training course is an introduction to data protection, so no prior knowledge is necessary. You’ll leave with a solid understanding of your roles and responsibilities under the Data Protection Act and GDPR.

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