SAR Processing Course


This virtual course is available at £395 + VAT Per Person 

 Volume discounts may be available (10% discount for more than 1 delegate from the same company) 


Our virtual Subject Access Requests Training is the ideal course for those working within teams dealing with SARs. It will help the delegate to understand the legal requirements for responding to, managing and processing SARs. Delegates will acquire the knowledge and confidence to help them deal with SARs in the future. They will also walk away with 6 CPD points and a bank of template SAR policies and letters which can be rolled out within your organisation.
  • CPD Certificate – Subject Access Requests Course (6 credits) 
  • 1 virtual course 
  • All course materials shared via online platform for you to use in the future 
  • A full suite of SAR letters and texts to respond to data subjects in almost every circumstance. 
  • A set of decision trees and tools to use when determining your response to a request. 

DPAS are aware that managing the process of subject access requests (SAR’s) can be overwhelming and challenging for organisations. Dependant on the nature of your organisation you can be inundated with requests from; customers, clients, employees, complaints and so many more.  

Data Protection Officers are expected to know the legal requirements within the legislation for responding and managing SAR’s, however if you are processing masses of requests it can be hard to keep up to. DPAS now offer an industry-recognised course that not only covers the most current requirements within the GDPR and Data Protection legislations, but also provide useful guidance on how to manage SAR’s processing in a practical and ‘hands-on’ manner. 

The added value to the training is that you acquire knowledge and confidence beyond any other training you have had to apply GDPR Article 15. The course  will give you the confidence to apply the right GDPR, Data Protection Act exemptions, case law and guidance to your SARs, which in turn will reduce your workload, the time to delivery and your search costs by delivering a new reasonable and proportionate approach to processing SARs.  Thus, providing a tangible return on investment in attending the course. 

The course takes around 6 hours to complete, but we remain flexible on timing as often we will discuss practical applications to develop understanding. The course includes a 1-hour exam containing 40 multiple choice questions and a 65% pass mark, successful completion of the exam is awarded the Subject Access Requests Course certificate, accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

This session will also give delegates the opportunity to work on case study subject access requests with the guidance of our trainer. By doing this they will have the practical knowledge on how to manage situations and implement processes within their organisation.


Our one-day SAR course will cover all of the relevant legislation from the GDPR and Data Protection acts as well as; 

  • Understand what has been asked from a SAR. 
  • The legal responsibilities of responding correctly to a SAR. 
  • Different types of SAR’s. 
  • How to manage SAR’s. 
  • Setting up a SAR’s response system.
  • How to manage 3rd party information. 
  • How to provide the information to the data subject. 
  • How to manage requests to edit or remove data. 
  • The exemptions to SAR’s within the legislation. 
  • How to correctly set up a reporting structure within your organisation to manage SAR’s. 
  • How to deliver training to other staff also working with SAR’s. 

This session will also give delegates the  opportunity to work on case study subject access requests with the guidance of our trainer. By doing this they will have the practical knowledge on how to manage situations and implement processes within their organisation. 

Our SAR’s training course is ideal for anyone operating within an organisation that does or will manage SAR’s processing.
 This could be:

  • DPO’s 
  • Information Governance Officers 
  • Risk Managers 
  • GDPR/ Data Protection staff members  
  • HR