Foundation Level - DPO Continuous Development Programme - Programme

Monday 26 Sep 2022 - Thursday 16 Feb 2023
Digital delivery

Keep up to date, compliant, and have your questions answered throughout the academic year


Running over twelve sessions between September and March, our DPO continuous development programme is led by education GDPR expert lawyer, Dai Durbridge, who will provide you with all you need to stay up-to-date throughout the year. Delivered remotely via Zoom, the interactive and engaging course is limited to 30 delegates per cohort and includes eight 2-hour learning sessions and four 1-hour sessions focused on your questions and answers.

26 September 2022 (10am – 12pm)

Understanding your DPO role

  • Understanding the role of the DPO
  • 10 top tips from the first four years of GDPR
  • Managing hurdles and blockers

30 September 2022 (10am – 12pm)

Legal foundation stones - part one

  • The data protection principles and why they matter
  • The six lawful bases for processing data

13 October 2022 (10am – 12pm)

Legal foundation stones - part two

  • The rights of the data subject
  • The role of the ICO
  • Your external support

17 November 2022 (10am – 11am BST)

  • One-hour free form Q&A

1 December 2022 (10am – 12pm)

The two big issues

  • SARs – managing subject access requests and reducing the personal data you hold
  • Data breach – containing, reporting and managing data breaches iny our setting
  • Learning from breaches and near misses

15 December 2022 (10am – 12pm)

How to evidence compliance

  • Policies, procedures, notices, consents and other core documentation
  • Effective and measurable staff training
  • Evidencing practice on the ground

12 January 2023 (10am – 11am)

  • One-hour free form Q&A

26 January 2023 (10am – 12pm)

When and how to use consent in your setting

  • Relying on other lawful bases instead
  • Correct forms and clear procedure
  • From whom to obtain consent

2 February 2023 (10am – 12pm)

Changing culture to succeed in your role

  • Influencing a culture change
  • Nurturing your internal allies
  • Appointing a data protection board lead
  • Developing your own networks

9 February 2023 (10am – 11am)

  • One-hour free form Q&A

16 February 2023 (10am – 12pm)

Learning into practice: case study session

  • What would you do...?
  • Course wrap up and planning next steps