GDPR for Beginners - On-Demand eLearning Course

GDPR for Beginners - eLearning Course

The GDPR for Beginners eLearning course is ideal for anyone who is new to the GDPR or the concepts around data protection and it’s suitable for all sectors. Also ideal for staff inductions, this course is an essential introduction that explains what personal data is, the fundamental risks and what to look out for.

Individual Price: £25.00 plus VAT per person.
Team discounts available

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Course detail at a glance


  • Duration 45 minutes
  • Certificated training
  • Copy of the course materials to take away
  • Intended for all sectors

Course description

Everyone working for your organisation has a responsibility to the protection of personal data and is expected to play their part in supporting compliance with the legislation.

The GDPR eLearning course is presented by Kellie Peters, co-founder of Databasix, and is aimed at anyone who is unfamiliar with the GDPR. This is a supportive, ground-up session that provides delegates with key information to give them and their organisation confidence in understanding the essentials of data protection.

To check their understanding, delegates are asked questions at the end of each module within the course. They must achieve a 75% pass mark to move onto the next module.

Delegates utilising the eLearning course are welcome to contact the trainer after the session to discuss any of the points covered.

Upon completion of the GDPR eLearning course for beginners, delegates receive a PDF certificate, along with the course materials.

Course syllabus

  • An overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018
  • Explanation of personal data and special/sensitive categories of personal data
  • Explanation of the difference between a Data Controller and Data Processor
  • Accountability, governance and controls
  • Introduction to the principles of the GDPR, including relevant examples
  • Overview of individual rights including relevant examples
  • Recognising and reporting Data Subject Access Requests
  • Explanation of a personal data breach and the process of reporting breaches

Who is this course intended for?

Our eLearning course is perfect for people who:

  • have little or no knowledge around data protection or the UK GDPR and needs to learn more
  • need to be able to fit in training around their existing time contraints 
  • use or storing personal data as part of their work. Roles typically include:
    • Private, Public, Charity and Voluntary sectors
    • All managers
    • Accounts, support and administrative staff
    • All marketing staff
    • Customer service and customer facing staff
    • Sales, business development and client relationship staff
    • Volunteers and charity teams
    • Remote/home workers and office based staff

Why Choose Databasix’s Courses?


What supporting materials will I receive?

Our training doesn’t just happen on the day that you participate in the training course. Delegates receive reference materials during and after the course, and we also provide free snapshot infographics on the content of the training topics; you can see those here.

Are Your Courses Easy To Understand?

We designed our courses in response to what organisations told us they needed. Our expert sessions clearly and straightforwardly deconstruct the jargon and tailor the delivery depending on the level of the subject matter. Our trainers are attentive, engaged and available for any questions from the delegates, plus the delegates will be asked a few questions themselves to make sure that the course material is understood. We strive to ensure our clients come away confident in what they’ve learned.

We Want A Consistent GDPR Approach Across Our Organisation. Will Your Courses Support This?

Yes, Databasix are more than happy to work with organisations multiple times, and we even offer bespoke sessions. Some organisations use Databasix and our sessions as part of their induction programme.

What Success Have You Had In The Past?

We think our client feedback speaks for itself! Many tell us that our sessions are the most helpful data protection courses they’ve experienced. They also frequently say that our sessions are easy to follow, have high engagement levels from the trainer and that we make the subject relevant in a real-world context. Read our testimonials to find out what else they love.

Why Are Your Courses A Little Longer Than Some Of The Others That Are Out There?

Through years of conducting training, we know that it isn’t possible to cover the subject matter in shorter sessions, especially if the delegates want to be able to understand the details and take key points away with them. The duration of our courses are designed to match the parameters for the average person’s optimum concentration time.

Are Live Training Courses Better Than Pre-Recorded Courses?

In most cases, yes. For most people, there’s simply no better way to learn than with a real life trainer delivering the course in real time. This is because our trainers are always on hand for any questions our delegates may have, and can be attentive to the needs of the room. That said, we understand that people sometimes need flexibility in their timing, so we also provide some eLearning versions of our courses.

So, Are eLearning Training Courses To Be Avoided?

No; each has their benefits. For example, eLearning training courses are great for if you have limited time available, and need training before the next live session is available. They provide the facility for learning at any time, and, with a Databasix eLearning course, you can also follow up with our expert team to ask us questions after the session, which provides you the best of both worlds.

How Relevant Is The Training Course For My Needs?

The beauty of our live sessions is that you can interact with the trainer in real time, so you can ask questions relevant to your own area of work, organisation and sector, if you wish. And, in any case, whether you took the live course or an eLearning course, you are very welcome to get in touch with the trainer after the session to ask questions that are uniquely relevant to your work.

Will This Course Be Suitable For My Sector?

Yes. The requirements of the GDPR apply to all sectors and our sessions (both the live and eLearning versions) use real life examples of situations that all will be able to relate to. We train all sectors and industry types, including lawyers, HR professionals, charities, manufacturers, marketers, building specialists and more.

One of the biggest challenges when choosing an training course is knowing whether it will be worthwhile. Will it teach you what you need to know and will it be worth the time and money?

Our clients certainly think so! Take a look at a selection of recent independent customer testimonials.

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Course Duration: 45 mins

Price per delegate:

  • 1 to 50 delegates: £25.00 plus VAT
  • 51 to 100* delegates: £15.00 plus VAT
  • More than 100 delegates: Please contact us

*Prices apply only when booked in one tranche and with a single payment.

Whilst completing the course, you can stop and rewind at any time, but please note that once the course is finished you will not be able to watch it again.

Before you reach the end of the session, you should take a moment to check that you are satisfied that you have understood the information provided during the course.

At the end of the session, the delegate will be emailed with a copy of the course material and a certificate of attendance.

We welcome questions from delegates. Just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll respond within the next working day.

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