Mar 23 2021

Our Data Protection Essentials training was recently updated as a result of the UK leaving the EU and it is important that all colleagues receive up to date UK GDPR training. All colleagues are required to complete this mandatory training by Friday 23 April. You can access the online training directly through Moodle.

1. What is the purpose of the UK GDPR training?

The College has a duty to carry out UK GDPR training for all staff, both on induction, and periodically thereafter. The UK General Data Protection Regulation (‘UK GDPR’) legislation puts your rights at the heart of all data processing and requires us to be more transparent and accountable about how we process your data. We also need everyone to play their part to ensure the College is compliant with the legislation and this starts with you completing the data protection training available on Moodle which staff are able to work through on their own laptop/computer.

2. How do colleagues go about completing this UK GDPR training?

On the whole, all colleagues should complete this training. However, depending on the nature of their role some casual and fixed term contract staff may be exempted from completing the Moodle module and will be offered appropriate GDPR awareness communications (to be rolled out) by arrangement and agreement with the Data Protection team.

3. How long does it take to complete?

The training is delivered via an e-learning package on Moodle. Once colleagues have clicked on the Moodle link they will need to log in using their Royal Holloway credentials and then click on the ‘Enrol’ button.

If you have completed GDPR training previously, please click on the ‘Start a new attempt’ button on the front screen to enable you to retake the quiz at the end.

4. How often do colleagues need to complete the UK GDPR training?

The GDPR training will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. The training covers the following areas

  • Data Protection Matters!
  • What the law says.
  • Putting it into practice:
    • Records management
    • Data sharing
    • Information Security
    • Requests for personal information
  • Short Test and Data Protection Essentials certificate

5. How often do colleagues need to complete the UK GDPR training?

Our Data Protection Essentials training was recently updated as a result of the UK leaving the EU and it is important that all colleagues receive up to date UK GDPR training. The College has a duty to carry out UK GDPR training for all staff, both on induction, and periodically (every two years) thereafter.