Data Protection Consultant for a Safety Management Company
“The BCS Data Protection Practitioner Course run by Amberhawk is one I would thoroughly recommend. The training provided by Chris ensures you are as prepared as possible for the exam and the support and materials provided are of very good quality and can continue to be used as resources well after the exam. The training was delivered the training in an enjoyable and engaging manner”.
Stephen Eodanable, DPO, The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
“The delivery and content of the course was excellent. Plus, the training materials and discussions throughout the course were relevant to the issues, which I regularly advise on.”
Caroline J. Britten, Head of IG for an NHS Tust
“Highly informative and skilfully presented course. I’d be happy to recommend Amberhawk and Chris, to colleagues in both the public and private sector, as a first-rate training provider.”
Data Quality and Consent Manager for a large energy company
“The Data Protection Practitioner course is delivered in an incredibly engaging way. There is great mix of knowledge sharing, signposting of the really key points of learning and most importantly, lots of humour to keep the audience engaged. This course is highly recommended!”.
The CIO from one of the NHS’s largest hospital Trusts
“This was an excellent and engaging course delivered to the highest of professional standards. Importantly for all who attended it was fun! No mean feat for lecturing in Data Protection which so many people find very dry. I would highly recommend’
DPO – Sport and Leisure sector
“Chris has many a wealth of experience in data protection, which he used to bring the course to life. Chris was always willing to answer questions and provide clarity on difficult areas of the law. Although I have worked in data protection for a number of years, the course strengthened my understanding and has given me greater confidence in my role”.
The Data Protection for MotoNovo Finance
“It was a comprehensive course, expertly delivered, taking full account of the range of experience of those who were in attendance. Chris drew on his impressive history of data protection challenges and brought to life a number of technical matters with a number of interesting examples”.
“I did notice that a number of attendees mentioned that they had attended previous courses with Amberhawk and this demonstrated to me that Amberhawk are a well trusted and respected training provider in this area”.
Senior Associate “Ellie” from a leading multi-national Law firm
“The Amberhawk course was both informative and engaging. I came away with an in-depth and practical understanding of the GDPR and was well prepared for the exam. I would like to say a big thank you to the Amberhawk team for all of their hard work”.
Darren Poole, Legal Services Manager, NHS Lothian
“I thought the course was informative, enjoyable and well structured. Chris is good at giving real world examples of complex Data Protection scenarios, which helps when it comes to the exam. I’d recommend this as the course to do when looking to gain a BCS qualification”.
A member of the RCPCH Information Governance Team
“The course was great, not only for finding my feet and understanding the legislation but also using real world examples to be able to apply it practically in my workplace. The course materials are excellent, as is Chris’ knowledge and experience, and it’s a credit to Amberhawk to get me through an exam successfully during a global pandemic!
Claire Archibald, DPO for Schools at Derbyshire County Council
“The course was just what I needed to increase my in-depth knowledge of the GDPR and related legislation. I am so much more confident now in my practice. Chris was a brilliant teacher, the course was like being back at law-school in terms of intellectual challenge, with the added bonus that Chris has a great deal of real-life experience that brought life to the legislation and showed us how to apply the law to the issues DPO’s see in practice”.
A data protection advisor to GPs
“Having previously sat the BCS exam with Amberhawk back ‘in the good old days’ I was very pleased to discover the training remains as excellent as it always was. Chris is an expert in his area, warm and engaging. The course provides practical support to be used in the real world day to day alongside the hints and tips needed to understand the legislation and pass the exam. The course materials supplied are excellent and detailed (meaning minimum note taking required). There is no-one better to provide this course, absolutely excellent”.
Vikki Stubbs, Managing Director, VJS Solutions Ltd
“Best course I have attended in a long time – extremely informative, full of practical tips and tools, taught by a renowned data protection specialist. Would highly recommend the course without hesitation”
Data Protection Officer for Scottish Widows Bank
“The content is well structured and runs seamlessly from one subject to the other with ample opportunities to clarify, make notes, challenge etc. Real life examples bring the course to life and allow you to apply the legislation in your own particular workplace”.
Clare Walton, Operational Compliance Manager, for Youth Sport Trust
“While the courses were intensive, there were structured in a way that enabled me to absorb and apply my learning as I went along. The support of the tutors were fantastic – general hints and tips, practice questions and model answers really helped me to apply my knowledge in the right way. I now feel fully equipped to answer queries, adapt processes and help support my organisation to strive for data protection best practice!”
Laura Gomm the Data Protection Framework Manager for E.ON
“The course was very beneficial to the job I do. The tutors were thorough in their teaching and ensured all candidates understood all aspects of the modules. Very fun and educational course. Would highly recommend!”.
Stacey Langdown, Data Protection Support Manager for the Co-op
“The Amberhawk training arms you with everything you need to pass the exam successfully. Without this training, working in a Data Protection role day-to-day tends to be using common sense mixed with the bits you only know because you’ve needed to look them up. This training builds up your confidence that you understand what the Act covers and how to apply it.”
“The training materials pulled together by Amberhawk are cleverly structured and include lots of practice questions to get you to apply the Act as you go through the course. Doing the classroom training with the trainers and other attendees provides lots of opportunities to discuss real-life scenarios and understand how the legislation works across different sectors. I’d definitely recommend the Amberhawk training to anyone looking to become qualified.”
Caroline Gould, Data Protection Officer for South East Water
“I highly recommend the course. The course materials were expertly prepared and delivered. Chris and Sue brought the subject to life and it has helped immensely with the day job.”
Security Consultant from a leading Information Security consultancy
“As a relative novice in data protection matters, I attended this intensive course in trepidation but the trainers Chris and Sue quickly put my mind at ease with their in-depth knowledge and understanding of data protection delivered in an easy going and humorous way. I never thought I would say this about Data Protection but I actually enjoyed the course and look forward to attending other Amberhawk courses in the future. Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, I surprised myself and passed the Practitioner exam!”
Jon Townsend Technology & Information Security Director, DPO for the National Trust
“The Data Protection training was very thorough and the course content was delivered in a readily consumable way, with both professionalism and good humour.”
Peter West, Head of Information Security (Temporary) – Kent Police .
“I found the course contents to be extremely comprehensive, well presented, with easily accessible support available between each module. The knowledge I gained has proven most valuable in developing information security improvement programmes within the organisation.”
Phillipa Nazari, Data Protection Officer for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority
“The course materials were excellent and Chris as ever… delivered clear and concise training of an extremely complex landscape. Thrilled to have passed another qualification with Amberhawk!”.
Paula Sofowora, self employed barrister and GDPR consultant
“The course was intensive, comprehensive and interactive. Dr Pounder was extremely knowledgeable and provided very helpful case studies and great resources .We were in good hands and I would definitely recommend Amberhawk to anyone seeking this qualification!”
“Senior Records Manager for an English Police Force”
“I was one of the several delegates that didn’t actually work with the DPA on a daily basis so the fact that I managed to pass the exam is testament to Chris’s thorough knowledge, dedication and patience in ensuring that all delegates understood each aspect of the materials. I was also very impressed with the revision notes and mock exam papers that Chris and the team prepared. These were all a godsend. Many thanks”
Andy Stevenson, Information Governance Manager at Hampshire Constabulary,
“An informative and detailed course which was presented with a good level of humour and discussion. Recommended for anyone who deals with Data Protection in their day to day work.”
CA: Head of GDPR for a large health insurance provider
“I found the course to be incredibly helpful. I’m amazed at how much we covered. I appreciated how we started with the building blocks of GDPR before layering on more complicated concepts. Chris shares his forensic analysis of key concepts and the text in an easily understandable format. Highly recommend. This has been far and away the most impactful and useful session/series of sessions I’ve attended”.
Data Protection officer for a Muslim TV company
“I highly recommend the Amberhawk course. It provided thorough coverage of all the necessary areas, with ample opportunity for discussion with the course tutor on some of the more challenging topics. The tutor, Dr Chris Pounder, has considerable experience and expertise in the field of data protection, which proved invaluable when considering the unchartered territory of the GDPR.”
Matt Northern – Risk & Governance Manager, HomeServe Membership Limited –
“The course was well structured and clear. I was a relative novice in the field of data protection when taking the course, but Amberhawk’s teaching style and course content was easy to get to grips with and supported me to pass with a distinction”.
Data Protection Officer, East Northamptonshire Council
“The course was extremely thorough, comprehensive and engaging. The trainer is clearly a subject expert and has a wealth of examples to support the learning. I’d highly recommend this course to any current or potential DPO”.
In house lawyer for an Automotive company
“The course and training was very good and practical. It made it easier to navigate the key elements of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 and very relevant to advice I have to give to the company on the topic of data privacy”..
A privacy lawyer
“Thank you so much for such a wonderful course! I fee I can now take that methodology and apply it to any issue that comes across my desk. A thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and career boosting step, which I am so grateful I took.”
Solicitor who dabbles in data protection and privacy
‘This course is the gold standard for UK data protection and privacy as far as I’m concerned, and I would not hesitate to recommend it. Well organised structure, excellent materials, engaging and memorable examples of practical application, and above all, a first rate tutor in Dr Chris Pounder.’