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IT Courses – GDPR For Schools

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) increases schools’ responsibilities relating to how they manage and share data.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years:
Interview Required?: N
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £350

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Course Information for Students

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) increases schools’ responsibilities relating to how they manage and share data. This course enables delegates to understand what GDPR is, the principal differences between GDPR and the previous legislation, and the impact on schools. It helps them identify areas of risks they need to address and methods of accomplishing GDPR management.

The course is designed specifically for schools due to issues surrounding age, consent, the use of Special Category Data and the involvement of governing bodies and third parties.

• Principles of GDPR
• Applications to school data
• Types of personal data
• Rights and regulations
• Lawful data processing
• Consent
• Safeguarding of data relating to children and young people
• The role of stakeholders and the Data Protection Officer (DPO)
• Right to erasure
• International transfers and the use of cloud services
• Next steps to meet GDPR

Benefits for the individual

• Better understanding of GDPR, methods to accomplish GDPR management and identification of any areas of risk

Benefits for the organisation

• Clearer understanding of GDPR, the gaps between the school’s previous data protection policies and the new regulations, and the methodologies and actions required to eliminate those gaps
• Compliance with GDPR to avoid reputational damage and minimise monetary and legal penalties that may be incurred due to data breaches
• Understanding of the implications of special category data
• Respect and protection for the ‘rights and freedoms’ of pupils and staff so they have continued trust in the school, leading to increased reputation and positive publicity or marketing opportunities

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 22, 2021 3:57 pm