AI for data protection practitioners


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with the ai for data protection practitioners Course

Are you a Data Protection practitioner?  A Privacy expert? Or someone who wants to upskill their knowledge?  Do you want to understand the basics of AI and machine learning? Are you unsure about how humans and machines can work together, and concerned about the risks? 

Nigel Gooding, our Founder, and an expert in Data Protection and Data Privacy has designed the perfect solution to upskill your Data Protection knowledge and add the AI component to your knowledge bank. 

Nigel has used his 30-plus years experience in Data Protection and his academic and practical knowledge of AI and ML to develop an intensive two-day training course that is winning rave reviews.  

This course offers you a comprehensive understanding of AI and its relevance to data protection, privacy, and ethics. By the end of this course, you will have gained skills and knowledge essential to the development of your role as a Data Protection Practitioner, you will be confident in your ability to develop an AI policy for your organisation and have a sound understanding of how to mitigate AI related privacy risks. You will gain an understanding of algorithms and data sets, enabling you to ask the right questions of those in your organisation wishing to utilise these tools. 

Additionally, you will have gained the expertise and ability to support the development of AI risk assessments for your organisation and you will build professional networks to continue to support you on your AI and data protection journey. In an area that is growing exponentially, this course will provide/ benefit you with all the tools you need to ensure you stay at the front of the curve.

AI for Data Protection Practitioners course content

module ONE - Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction and History

module TWO - data protection and ai

module THREE - What Do We Need to Run AI? Algorithms, Data and Neural Networks

module four - Process of Machine Learning and Types

module five - Large Language models, Generative AI and Understanding the Human Element in AI and the Future

module six - AI Ethics and Regulation

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Learning Outcomes

Understand the key terms used in AI incorporating machine learning.

Understand and develop your own organisational AI policies with Privacy, Ethics and Fairness at the front of everything AI. 

Understand how a machine learning algorithm provides an outcome.

Understand the challenges associated with LLM prompt design.

Apply knowledge and expertise to support the risk assessment process in implementation and delivery, particularly during the Data Protection Impact Assessment stage and during operational delivery of AI outcomes. Using a specially adapted AI DPIA for the purpose. 

Identify and be able to provide informed mitigation to data privacy risks that exist in artificial intelligence approaches and techniques.

What's Included?

We’ll provide you with one of our highly skilled live trainers for the duration of the course. These experts currently work as DPOs or consultants, so can train you using real examples from their experience in the industry, ensuring the course is practical and reliable. 

We don’t just deliver courses, and leave you to it. We provide you access to our online portal – which contains dozens of useful tools, templates, audits, policies, and more – all available for you to use within your organisation.

Though our courses are virtual, you’ll still be fully involved by participating in breakout sessions, asking questions, and sharing your experiences. You can receive valuable advice from peers in the industry, network with other delegates, and make worthwhile connections.  

Our trainers are here to help you. We will provide you with mentor support for one month after the course, to assist with any queries or issues you may have.  

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Upcoming courses and prices

  • 2 July
    2 days
    Session information
    Day 1
    Tue 02 Jul 09:15 - Tue 02 Jul 16:00
    Day 2
    Wed 03 Jul 09:15 - Wed 03 Jul 16:00
    • £695.00 excl. VAT
  • 24 September
    2 days
    Session information
    Day 1
    Tue 24 Sep 09:15 - Tue 24 Sep 16:00
    Day 2
    Wed 25 Sep 09:15 - Wed 25 Sep 16:00
    • £695.00 excl. VAT
  • 12 November
    2 days
    Session information
    Day 1
    Tue 12 Nov 09:15 - Tue 12 Nov 16:00
    Day 2
    Wed 13 Nov 09:15 - Wed 13 Nov 16:00
    • £695.00 excl. VAT

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who should take this course?

This course is primarily aimed at DPOs and data protection professionals whose job performance would be enhanced with the increased understanding of artificial intelligence and the risks it poses to data privacy.

This qualification is likely to be of particular benefit to those working in the following areas:

Exam Information

In addition to the course, there is the option to take the BCS Essentials in Artificial Intelligence exam at an additional cost. If you wish to take the exam, liaise with the DPAS Training Manager who will set you up on the dedicated BCS portal, where you will book your exam. We’ll send you a one-time link for this.

You can take your exam at any time that suits you. It’s worth noting, however, that you will need to acquaint yourself with the updated syllabus if you decide to take the exam six months after the course or later.

  • The exam is held via remote proctor (someone who will watch you complete it).
  • You can do this at any location convenient to you.
  • You will use your own device for the exam.
  • The exam is a 30-minute closed-book exam.

If you have a disability, or English is not your first language, you may be entitled to extra time. Further information can be found here.

useful course information

All of our courses are held virtually (unless otherwise stated).

All our courses are tutor-led by experienced data protection professionals.

You will need access to Microsoft Teams (MS Teams) throughout the course.

All courses will commence at 9:00am and will finish at 4:00pm.

Breaks will be scheduled throughout the day. (If you need to attend a meeting during the day, please discuss this with the trainer so they can tie this into allocated breaks.)

You will be sent a link – via email  to the Microsoft Teams meeting two to three weeks prior to the course. (Please ensure that you are able to access this before the course commences.)

All courses have a maximum of 12 delegates.

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With a DPAS course, you’re guaranteed an expert trainer, who is not only well known in the industry, but has years of hands-on data protection experience under their belt.

Our training programmes are internationally recognised and accredited by either The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) or Continual Professional Development (CPD) Scheme. An accredited course will look better on your CV. 

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When you train with us, you receive access to free tools, templates, policies, and more – which you can use in your organisation. We also offer one month of support after the courses to ensure your questions are answered and that you’re confident going forward.

If you want us to train your staff virtually we can! Alternatively, if you’d prefer a more interactive approach, we can come to your place of work. We will always try and fit in with you and will be more than happy to discuss options.

We can offer bespoke training created for your organisation. For example, we can simulate a cyber attack for your Senior Managers to see how they would react to a real life threat, best preparing them for those situations should they ever arise.