GDPR training activity resources

Activities and resources for delivering training on keeping information safe

October 2020 - The training activities below are due for review and may contain content that's out of date. Email the Volunteer learning and development team if you're planning to deliver this training. 

Our data protection training helps our volunteers to understand;

  • What data protection is and why it's important
  • What personal data and special category data mean
  • The rights of individuals under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Their responsibilities for data protection
  • The seven principles of data protection
  • How to collect data safely
  • How to download, share and use data safely
  • How long data should be kept for and how to dispose of it
  • What is a data breach and what to do if it happens
  • Where to go for more information

Who can deliver this training?

Any Girlguiding trainer who has an up-to-date trainer’s qualification and prospective trainers can deliver these activities. There are no specific trainer qualification module requirements.

Delivering GDPR training

We have created these resources to help you to organise and deliver training on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They're all designed to be ‘pick-up-and-edit’, so you can adapt the resources to suit volunteer needs and the time you have for the training. You can use the activities on their own or within other training sessions.

These resources focus on the areas of data protection that people often find complex or confusing, and allow face-to-face discussion of the regulations so they can be explored through questions and conversation.

How to use these resources

These guidance notes provide helpful information on the trainer resources available, tips for how you might want to use them and some background information on how they were developed.

Download the guidance notes.

Commissioners resources

For commissioners, we have produced a Guiding Conversations resource on GDPR. 


These six videos are taken from the Keeping information safe e-learning, they can be used to accompany any of our training activities.