Advanced Level: DPO Continuous Development Programme - Online

Thursday 12 Oct 2023 - Thursday 28 Mar 2024
Digital delivery


*This training is not included in your Unlimited or Premium Plus membership

Why is this training programme relevant?

Designed to follow on from our intermediate course, this advanced level course builds on that strong learning platform and focuses in greater depth on the key issues, supporting you with building your confidence, reducing resource need and limiting or removing the need for external legal spend.

What can I expect?

Running over five months, this advance course is led by data protection expert and education lawyer, Dai Durbridge, who has extensive experience advising schools and trusts on all GDPR issues. 

Delivered remotely via Zoom, the interactive and engaging course is limited to around 30 delegates per cohort and provides provides eight two-hour learning sessions and four one-hour Q&A sessions for delegates to have their questions answered and issues discussed to ensure a personalised learning experience. Delegates will benefit from a bespoke platform where they can access course materials, including recordings, and can share templates, policies and resources with the network of DPOs in their cohort.

Key topics include:

  • The Children's Code: ensuring compliance
  • Learning from education breaches
  • SARs deep dive
  • DPIAs masterclass
  • Data and cyber security
  • Data breach practical case study
  • Outstanding GDPR governance
  • Data champions: building and leading your team

As a result of proactively engaging in this training programme, participants will maintain up-to-date knowledge on current data protection best practice, have an improved understanding of complex GDPR issues and be empowered to drive a strong compliance culture across their institution.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for designated Data Protection Officers within maintained schools, independent schools and academy trust settings.

What our previous delegates have said:

Excellent course - much better than any other GDPR/DPO course I have done before
Data Manager

Very informative, providing guidance and reassurance
Data Protection Officer

Extremely beneficial - the programme has provided me with lots of actions and plans for the upcoming academic year to address Data Protection across the Trust
Data Protection Officer

Dai is extremely knowledgeable and the opportunity to hear from others within the cohort about current issues across the sector was really useful
Trust Data Protection Offcier