Explosive Learning Solutions first training provider in the country to deliver new GDPR Awareness course

Explosive Learning solutions are very pleased to be able to announce that we have become the first Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) in the country to receive its accreditation to deliver the new GDPR Awareness course from APMG.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective in May 2018 with the aim of giving control of personal data back to citizens of the European Union.

An organisation’s workforce represents a significant risk of a data breach. Encouraging individuals to think about GDPR in the context of their own data will help them to support data protection and privacy practices in their organization. The GDPR Awareness course aims to promote an individual’s engagement in data privacy matters. It focuses on the key aspects of GDPR that affect an organization and the associated risks and opportunities. There is a strong emphasis on interactive sessions to engage participants in taking personal responsibility for making a difference.


The GDPR Awareness course and certification are designed for individuals that need to be familiar with the GDPR regulation. It will enable them to identify next steps for responsible data management, helping to ensure compliance within their organization.


With a keen eye for improving business delivery and business value, Marc has nearly 20 years of experience within various business functions such as Engineering, Design, Systems Engineering, Project Management, Finance, International Trade and Commercial within both the public and private sectors. Marc has successfully led teams of 60+ staff and delivered organisational change programmes. With a focus on Commercial training Marc now brings his experience to ELS and shares real world examples and lessons learnt bringing the traditional classroom to life.

The Course

The course recognises that understanding and interpretation of the regulation will continue to evolve, and organisations will be at different stages of their compliance journey. Real-life examples are used extensively, as well as latest guidance from the UK Information Commissioners Office.

The course will help candidates to:

  • Understand the reasons for the new regulation and its scope of application
  • Identify associated risks and opportunities
  • Understand the key principles and conditions that determine the lawful basis for data processing and protection
  • Identify next steps for achieving compliance
  • Develop a data privacy mind-set

The implications of non-compliance are severe: an organization can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million (whichever is higher) for breaching GDPR.

Marc says “We all want our information protected, as do our clients and customers! GDPR will impact everyone as it sets out to provide responsibility and accountability to others holding personal information in a consistent way for EU citizens, key guidelines are set out for Data Controllers and Data Processors these need to be understood to protect the information and mitigate the possible fines. Key to success will be to understand the risks and how to mitigate them”

Further information

If you would like to know more please visit our website at www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk/certified-courses/gdpraware or call our sales team on 01235 861805. Our first course is due to run in March – so get your place booked on it today!

About ELS

We are located in the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus which is directly accessed from the A34 and nearby M4. There are also good bus and train routes (Didcot Parkway Rail Station is nearby) and we are situated in the exciting Harwell Campus environment. Training facilities are available on site or, if more convenient, these can be at your own premises.

The company has comprehensive experience in Organisational Design & Development, Education, Training Design and Training Delivery where all of their trainers work as consultants within the area they train and hold the required qualifications to teach and facilitate.

ELS prides itself on going the extra mile for our students as a positive student experience is of paramount importance to us.

Contact us for further information on+44 (0)1235 861 805 or visit our website www.elsbusinesstraining.co.uk.

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