Privacy Training

Privacy training and Privacy education are essential components of a Privacy and Data Protection framework. A basic understanding of privacy and data protection regulation, how this fits into Client facing products and services, and an appreciation of the Risks faced by Product design is essential for the success of service driven businesses today. MSC offers training to suit a multitude of businesses, from delivery of a basic understanding through to Professional skills designed for aspiring data Protection Officers.

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Key features

Privacy training is an important element of GDPR compliance. Ensuring key personnel are up-to-date regarding data protection and privacy not only promotes awareness and appropriate privacy practices, but is an efficient way to demonstrate that actions have been taken to comply with applicable regulation.

Our Privacy Training

  • Is designed to meet guidelines and recommendations given by Data Protection Authorities
  • Includes current privacy legislations and regulatory developments across EMEA.
  • Is suitable for all knowledge and skill levels
  • Is delivered by skilled tutors in a classroom environment either at our premises or yours


  • Promotes your organisation’s privacy culture
  • Raises privacy awareness
  • Adequate training helps an organisation avoid privacy and data protection risks on all levels

Training courses can be adjusted to specific needs

Professional Level Courses

The Privacy Professionals Partnership LLP is the premier provider of quality Information Governance, Risk & Compliance Services within the UK. The partnership offers both Implementation and Audit focussed qualifications.

Demonstrate your Information Privacy implementation expertise with the Certified Information Privacy Implementer Qualification.

The unique implementation-focused CIPI certification promotes international privacy and security best practice and recognizes the individual who manages, designs, and oversees an enterprise’s information privacy framework. Being CIPI certified proves your ability in formulating a strategy for implementation of an organisations Privacy Compliance Framework. Our CIPI Certification course also attracts 24 CPD hours.

Take your studies one step further and enhance your career by earning ClPA-the standard of achievement for those who audit, monitor and assess information privacy technology and business systems and processes.

The CIPA designation is a globally recognized certification for Information Privacy Audit, assurance and security professionals.

Being ClPA-certified proves your Information Privacy systems audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable to assess vulnerabilities, report on compliance and institute controls within the enterprise. Our CIPA Certification also attracts 16 CPD hours.

To find out more about these courses, please visit

ProviderCourse TitleLocations Cost
Privacy Professionals PartnershipCertified Information Privacy ImplementerEdinburgh, Manchester & London£1695+ VAT
Privacy Professionals PartnershipCertified Information Privacy AuditorEdinburgh, Manchester & London£1495+ VAT


Foundation Level Courses

Knowledge of UK data protection law, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Bill along with an understanding of how they are applied in practice, is important for any organisation processing personal information. The BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection is designed for those who wish to acquire a sound grounding in the key elements of the law and its practical application. The GDPR Update is suitable for those clients who have successfully passed the Foundation Certificate in its Data Protection Act 1998 format.


Course TitleLocationsCost
British Computer SocietyFoundation Certificate in Data ProtectionEdinburgh, Manchester & London£995 + VAT
British Computer SocietyGDPR Update: FoundationEdinburgh, Manchester & London£775+ VAT

Practitioner level

The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection course is a comprehensive 5 day course that explores the nature of privacy and its relevance to today’s society.

The implications surrounding improper disclosure or leakage of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to individuals and organisations have never been greater, with the need to ensure compliance with a multitude of Data Protection legislation at an all time high.

The BCS Certificate in Data Protection provides an entry point qualification for those with data protection responsibilities. It provides an effective conversion route for those needing to update their knowledge of and practice under the 1998 Data Protection Act. Similarly, for those who have passed the DPA format of the Practitioner course, a shorter GDPR Update is available.

The associated Certificate in Information Security Management Principles provides delegates the skills necessary to implement the Information Security aspects of the GDPR and is suitable for those with job functions related to both Infosec and Information Risk.

The courses are classroom based with workshops.

Course TitleLocationsCost
British Computer SocietyPractitioner Certificate in Data ProtectionEdinburgh, Manchester & London£1850 + VAT
British Computer SocietyGDPR Update: PractitionerEdinburgh, Manchester & London£975 + VAT
British Computer SocietyCertificate in Information Security Management PrinciplesEdinburgh, Manchester & London£1595 + VAT

Professional level Courses

Skilled privacy pros are in high demand and IAPP certification is what employers want. When you earn an IAPP credential, you earn the right to be recognized as part of an elite group of knowledgeable, capable and dedicated privacy professionals.

With the GDPR effective as of May 2018, among its mandates is the requirement to appoint knowledgeable DPOs (data protection officers) tasked with monitoring compliance, managing internal data protection activities, training data processing staff, conducting internal audits and more. There’s a lot to know, there’s a lot at stake and there’s a lot of opportunity for privacy professionals with the right training and education.

Achieving a CIPP/E credential shows you have the comprehensive GDPR knowledge, perspective and understanding to ensure compliance and data protection success in Europe—and to take advantage of the career opportunity this sweeping legislation represents.

Add a CIPM credential to the CIPP/E and you’ll be uniquely equipped to fulfil the DPO requirements of the GDPR. The CIPP/E relates to the knowledge a DPO must have concerning the European legal framework of the legislation, and the CIPM the theoretical aspects necessary to lead an organization’s data protection efforts.

Course TitleLocationsCost
International Association of Privacy ProfessionalsCertified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)Edinburgh, Manchester & London£1850 + VAT
International Association of Privacy ProfessionalsCertified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)Edinburgh, Manchester & London£1850+ VAT

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