GDPR in FE: one year on

Workshop Aims

Since the introduction of GDPR in May 2018, the way in which personal data should be handled has changed.  Many organisations are still trying to get to grips with the new legislation and how it should be applied in an educational setting.

Many organisations are still struggling to get to grips with the requirements of GDPR and are unaware of the exemptions to it made in the Data Protection Act 2018.  Internal Audits are beginning to ask searching questions as to how data is managed and are seeking assurances that this is in accordance with the new legislation.

This workshop will provide you with the current best practice and foundational knowledge necessary for your organisation to avoid costly errors and stay safe in what can be a data minefield whilst also considering what has happened since GDPR came into force.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day you will:

  • Have reviewed the key principles of GDPR and the key definitions including Data Controller, Data Processor and Data Subject.
  • Understand the six legal basis’s for the processing of personal data and how these can be applied
  • Understand the lawful basis under which data can be processed and how to deal with Special Category data.
  • Consider the rights of the Data Subject and how these affect data processing (from informal contact, receiving an application through to a student (or member of staff) leaving and beyond.
  • Understand when to undertake a Data Protection Impact Assessment and what should be considered.
  • Discuss how to manage a Data Breach and what the requirements for Breach Notification are.
  • Know what must be included in a Privacy Policy
  • Know what must be included in a Privacy Notice. (Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of a Privacy Notice used in their own organisation to the meeting).
  • Understand the role of a Data Protection Officer, who it can be and if they are required at all.
  • What is a valid Subject Access Request and what to do, by when, if you receive one.
  • How can an individual make a complaint about the use of their data and how to respond when receiving a complaint.
  • What happens if we get it wrong?
  • Help you to prepare for an Internal Audit.


Benefits of attending

  • The course will help those who have to solve the practical, real-life issues facing colleges on a daily basis, and to help put in place realistic achievable solutions to the issues faced every day.
  • The course will also help you understand what paperwork is required to ensure that you have implemented the requirements of GDPR and are compliant.


Who should attend?

This course is ideal for any member of college staff who has to handle personal data as part of their role and requires an overall understanding of how GDPR has affected the way in which they now need to deal with data.

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Key information

Date:30 Jan 2020

IET Birmingham: Austin Court
80 Cambridge Street
B1 2NP


AoC Member: £299.00 + VAT

Non-Member (college/public sector): £400 + VAT


Please note: we are only accepting payment by card, please have this ready when you are booking.


Please call Conference Care on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending an AoC workshop.


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