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BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection Practice Exam

BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection

BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection will benefit any employee whose role requires they take active measures to ensure the protection of an individual's personal information and that their rights to privacy are upheld. 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. 

Who is it for?

  • Anyone who has unusual existing responsibility for data protection inside their organization.
  • It’s also beneficial for those who want to increase their basic understanding in this area and adequately understand the practical applications of data protection laws.
  • Whilst this certificate is written to the UK Data Protection Act, many other jurisdictions have enacted broadly similar data protection laws, so international candidates may also find this useful. 

Entry requirements

  • It's ideal if you hold the BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection, though this is not mandatory.
  • It is recommended that candidates attend an accredited training course and are fully accustomed to GDPR and the syllabus and any recommended reading outlined in the syllabus.

Course Structure 

The domains and their relevant topics of the BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection are as follows:

1. Legal background and positioning 6%

Structure, legal context and wider scope of GDPR

Role of the Supervisory Authority (ICO)

Territorial scope and jurisdiction of the GDPR

Transfers of personal data outside the EU

2. Identification of processing that must comply with the data protection law 13% 


3. Understanding the data protection principles 31% 

Lawfulness of processing

4. Rights of the Data Subject 13%

Identify the rights granted to individuals (Articles 12–22)

Restriction on Data Subject Rights

5. Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (PECR) 2003 6%

Identify the relationship between the PECR and the GDPR

6. Data controller and data processor obligations 19%

Controller and processor obligations

7. Enforcement 3%

How the supervisory authority (ICO) and the courts enforce the provisions of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act

8. Codes of Conduct and Best Practice Standards 9%

Codes of Conduct

Exam Format 

  • Exam Name: BCS Certificate in Data Protection
  • Exam Level: Foundation
  • Number of Questions: 40
  • Exam Format: Multiple-choice
  • Passing score: 65% marks 
  • Time Give: 60 minutes 
  • Requirements: Accredited training is strongly recommended but is not a prerequisite

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