Certificate in Data Protection

  • Certificate in Data Protection
  • CW-BRDAT-W (Carlow) CW-BKDAT-W (Wicklow) CW-BXDAT-W (Wexford) 
  • 10 credits
  • 8
  • 12 weeks part-time
  • Carlow, Wexford, Wicklow
  • Overview
  • Subjects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact us


This certificate programme is designed to for learners to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to implement thorough and efficient GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) within a business or organisation.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) came into effect in May, 2018, creating significant new requirements to be met by businesses and organisations in managing data. This included large financial penalties for regulation breaches; meaning that GDPR compliance became paramount for businesses.

Data controllers and processors are needed to reform internal governance of personal data processing to ensure that the new standards of data protection are met. Many organisations are required to appoint a Data Protection Officer; all organisations have to significantly enhance their compliance functions in order to ensure that the obligations of Data Protection Impact Assessments and data protection by default and design are complied with.

This programme allows participants to develop the necessary intellectual capital to ensure their organisations meet current and future regulatory responsibilities.

  • Learners will be able to interpret and apply relevant data protection legislation to their business/ organisation.
  • Use contemporary theories and practical evidence to design a data protection framework
  • Design, complete and report on major data protection projects which comply with legislation while enhancing the reputation of the organisation.
  • Justify the rationale behind recommendations in relation to data protection.
  • Maintain, develop and apply professional best practice and use academic literature to contribute to a personal ethos of lifelong learning and self-improvement.


  • Introduction to Data Protection
  • GDPR and DPIA
  • Sectoral Rules and Subject Rights
  • The Data Protection Bill, Supervision and Enforcement
  • Crime, e-Privacy and Transborder Data Flows

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.



How to Apply

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Contact us

Email: lll.cw@setu.ie