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The UK and EU GDPR's 

Online eLearning Training

One Course Covering the UK and EU Regulations

Designed Specifically for Charities and not-for-profits


"We have been using VSL's GDPR e-learning awareness course for the past 3 years and have found it an incredibly useful tool for ensuring our staff understand their responsibilities under the GDPR.


VSL understands the needs of small-medium sized charities very well. Their team is efficient, flexible and helpful."

Louise Bennet - UK Programmes Manager, 

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Welcome to VSL Learning, where we simplify data protection and GDPR!


Check out our interactive, CPD-certified General Data Protection Regulation eLearning training, designed exclusively for UK charities and not-for-profits. No tech background required.

The training takes 30 minutes and is delivered through our simple and secure online training system, where learners can complete the training at their own pace.

Take a look at course pricing and available discounts.


Why All Charities Must Comply with the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation ensuring data protection and privacy for individuals, regulating how personal data is processed and shared.

It is a legal obligation for charities operating in the UK to comply with the UK GDPR, and depending on the nature of their operations, some charities may also need to comply with the EU GDPR.

Charities often handle sensitive data, and compliance ensures this information is managed securely, preserving the trust of donors, beneficiaries, and the public. Non-compliance risks very high fines of up to £17.5M or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is greater. Significantly impacting a charity's finances and diverting funds from their core mission.

Furthermore, proper adherence to GDPR standards reinforces best practices in data management, positively impacting operational efficiency and stakeholder relationships.


Proper data handling is not just about legal compliance but upholding the integrity and reputation of your charity.

Advantages of GDPR Training for Your Charity

  1. Risk Reduction: GDPR training minimises the likelihood of costly data breaches and ensures your staff and volunteers understand their legal data protection responsibilities.

  2. Boosted Trust & Credibility: Displaying commitment to data protection and compliance with the GDPR's enhances your charity’s standing with donors, beneficiaries, and the general public.

  3. Operational Robustness: Training allows your charity to fortify its operations against GDPR violations, ensuring data safety and uninterrupted service.

  4. Legal Compliance: It is a legal requirement for your charity to comply with one or both of the UK and EU GDPR's, including ensuring your workers are sufficiently trained. Failure to comply can have a huge financial and reputational impact on your organisation. Much of this relates to how your staff and volunteers operate and what they do on a day to day basis. 


Why Choose VSL Learning’s GDPR eLearning Training?

  1. Unparalleled Simplicity: CPD certified and developed by data protection experts, our content is crafted to be easily understood by everyone at your charity, irrespective of their technical know-how.

  2. Affordability Meets Excellence: Premium quality without the premium price. We ensure our top of the range GDPR training remains budget-friendly for all charities, with significant discounts available. Take a look at our pricing options.

  3. Immediate Certification: Upon completing our course, learners can take the online test and instantly download their completion certificate, providing proof that they have learned and understood how to manage personal data and comply with the GDPR. No one will fail this course.

  4. Practical Course Content: The 30 minute course covers the following topics:

Overview: An overview of the UK and EU GDPR's, including key principles, who they apply to and consequences of non-compliance

Personal Data: What is personal data, data processing and the roles involved

Data Subjects: The rights of Data Subjects, Subject Access Requests and how these impact your organisation

Data Breaches: Personal data breaches, what they are, how to prevent them and what do if they occur

Hassle-free Onboarding and Flexible Learning

Ensuring your trustees, staff and volunteers are trained to allow your organisation to comply with the GDPR is so straightforward. Simply contact us for a free demo and if you like what you see, provide us with the names and email addresses of those you would like to enrol. We will do the rest.

We send out individual login emails and your people can commence their training immediately. Each course begins with a short user guide explaining how to navigate through the course, which is ideal for those that have never used eLearning before. 


Our platform's design ensures that they can pause and continue their training at their own pace, offering ultimate flexibility, with no time limit on course completion. We will then invoice your charity for payment by bank transfer.

Monitoring training progress is vital. That is why we provide you with regular completion status reports, allowing your charity to stay updated on the training progression of your staff, volunteers, and trustees.

For larger charities with their own Learning Management System, we offer a licensing arrangement. This facilitates unlimited access, ensuring our training fits seamlessly within your existing setup.

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Priced Specifically for Charities and Not-For-Profits

We are confident you won't find a better price on the market for an equivalent course. If you do, we will match the price, plus an additional 10% discount.


  • Standard price - £8.00 per person.

  • You may be eligible for a 25% discount on the standard price if you are a member/user of one of our partner charity infrastructure organisations.

  • Additional discounts of up to 30% are available if this course is taken with one or more of our other courses.

  • Take this course with our complementary Cyber Security course and you could get both for the single price of £14.40​.

  • Contact us if you would like to licence this course for unlimited use on your own training system.

  • All prices are per person and do not include VAT.

Take a look at our price list for fantastic deals on this and our other courses.

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