Course Description

Certificate in Data Protection Skills QQI Level 6

Certificate in Data Protection Skills QQI Level 6 – QQI Programme Code 6N20752

The Certificate in Data Protection Skills (QQI Major Award) designed specifically for Data Protection Officers is the only programme within Ireland that is QQI certified, which demonstrates the quality of the course content and trainers, representing the best option for you when choosing a Data Protection course .
On the sucessful completion of this  Level 6 QQI Certificate in Data Protection Skills you will have a full qualification in Data Protection that is recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications and is also internationally recognised.

Who is this programme for? 
This programme is for those in an existing role that requires more specialised Data Protection Skills qualifications or graduates looking to gain employment in a Data Protection role.

You can be  confident that your organisation’s or future employers policies and procedures are legally compliant with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 by completing Ireland’s first QQI Certificate in Data Protection Skills designed specifically for data protection officers.  You will understand your obligations as per the Data Protection Commission and the assignment of your designated Data Protection Officer.

To attain this qualification you are required to complete a project and assignment that assess your knowledge and ability to apply this knowledge in an organisational context.

At the end of this programme you will have a better understanding of the following:

  •  Data Protection principles under the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27th April 2016 and other current Data Protection legislation and differentiate between the obligations of a Data Controller and a Data Processor and the role of a supervisory authority.
  •  Demonstrate practical skills in monitoring compliance appropriate to a range of Data Protection settings and managing the facilitation of requests from service users clients or customers wishing to exercise rights under GDPR.
  • Evaluate the role of Data Protection within an organisation in supporting others and raising awareness in others in Data Protection policies and procedures relevant to the role of the individual.
  • Utilise relevant Data Protection legislation to create policies and procedures for implementation in an organisational setting and understand the rights of the Data Subject and how to respond to requests.
  • Examine the responsibility of a data controller in Risk Assessment & Data Processing
  • Appraise the circumstances of personal Data breaches and the correct notification procedures
  • Describe in detail the process involved in the preparation for a data audit

Why choose this programme?
DPSkills is a trading name of Talentpool Ltd.  Talentpool has been providing QQI programmes since 2011.  Our clients include Enterprise Ireland, The Local Enteprise Offices, Skillnets, ISAX, Intreo, Education and Training Board, The Citizens Information Service, Fastrack to Information Technology, Local Development Partnerships and Exchange House Ireland. We have also worked closely with numerous Irish businesses helping them to achieve business growth through the acquisition of new skills and creative thinking. All of these organisations and enterprises receive the highest quality service in training and consultancy methodology.  The training landscape is a continuously changing environment.  Talentpool trainers, mentors, coaches and consultants work with this in mind and engage in continuous personal development which ensures the highest standards for our clients and learners.

Who will be delivering your programme?  To ensure that you get the best possible experience our trainers all have a recognised training qualification and comprehensive experience of delivering data protection programmes.   All of our  trainers also have a recognised qualification in data protection at the required standards expected and many years relevant work experience in the area of data protection.

Why DP Skills: TalentPool trading as DP Skills is one of the leaders in the delivery of Data Protection programmes in Ireland. Our clients for data protection training include Skillnets throughout Ireland, many County Councils, Network Ireland, various government agencies, business owners and graduates who are transitioning into a Data Protection Role in a new or existing career.

How to get started

To get started please contact our office, who will provide to you via email with information on how to access this program.

Information provided will include entry level,  transfer and progression details, details on learner supports, list of resources provided with this programme and an outline of the reading materials provided as part of the programme.

Phone number 045 864727

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Training ProviderTalentpool Ltd - Online Training Programmes
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryData Protection, Law
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationProfessional Qualification
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate In Data Protection Skills
Course Start Date16th November 2019
Course End Date7th December 2019
Course DurationFour days
Course TimePlease enquire for further details
Course FeeApply for details of cost
Entry RequirementsApply for details
Phone01 9010152
Course Code6S20752
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