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    Course in association with Clayden Law, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

    Digital training expert, Me Learning, has today achieved GCHQ accreditation for its collection of GDPR e-learning courses – a rare accolade for training materials, and a huge bonus for those seeking GDPR guidance now the legislation has come into effect.

    The comprehensive collection of GDPR modules, written in conjunction with specialist data privacy lawyers, Clayden Law, and with HR and marketer variants in association with CIPD and CIM respectively, were subjected to detailed scrutiny by the GCHQ Certified Training scheme (GCT). The accreditation awards Me Learning GCHQ Awareness Level for its GDPR e-learning – assuring users a thorough foundation in GDPR training.   

    GCHQ has developed exacting standards against which courses are rigorously assessed and the assessment criteria, written by GCHQ, are based on the IISP Skills Framework. The GCT certification process is carried out by APMG, the independent certification body approved by GCHQ to award certification and maintain the required high standards of assessment.

    Nick Richards, CEO of Me Learning comments, “Working with an excellent data privacy team at Clayden Law means we have always had confidence in our GDPR e-learning when it comes to legal accuracy. With this latest endorsement from GCHQ, we are now even more confident that our GDPR e-learning courses offer excellent value as an accredited resource for those organisations looking to get to grips with GDPR.”

    Chris Daly, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), commented: “Businesses and marketers in particular now have a legal imperative to use data responsibly. We have worked with Me Learning to develop the ‘GDPR for the Marketer’ e-Learning course, which empowers marketing professionals, ensuring relationships with customers are built on trust, as well as openness regarding how they will be marketed to. The GCHQ accreditation, underlines the professional nature and high standard of the course.”

    In addition to the new GCHQ accreditation all GDPR e-learning courses are certified by CPD. Me Learning has also collaborated with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to develop GDPR for the Marketer and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for the GDPR for the HR Professional course.

    For further information please visit: https://www.melearning.co.uk/gdpr/ or visit: https://www.melearning.co.uk/   

    Or to sign up please visit: https://www.cim.co.uk/training-courses/gdpr-for-the-marketer-0951.html 



    About CIM

    The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the world’s leading marketing body, with over 28,000 members worldwide, of which there are over 3,000 Chartered Marketers. CIM’s mission is create marketing advantage for the benefit of professionals, business and society with a focus on export, data and skills. It believes marketing is the critical factor in driving long term organisational performance.


    CIM provides members and organisations with five key benefits: 

    • Partnership – CIM is a professional and organisational partner to support performance and career development
    • Education – CIM allows individuals and businesses to continuously upskill
    • Information – CIM keeps members up to date with the latest marketing thinking, and keeps organisations at the forefront of practices
    • Connection – CIM provides access to services, expertise and peers
    • Recognition – CIM is the global benchmark of professional competence

    For more than 100 years, CIM has supported, represented and developed marketers, teams, leaders and the profession as a whole. There are 130 CIM study centres in 36 countries and exam centres in 132 countries worldwide. In the last year, over 7,500 people registered at over 230 UK CIM events. Find out more about CIM by visiting https://www.cim.co.uk/.

    About Me Learning

    For over 10 years Me Learning has been providing engaging, informative and clearly explained e-learning materials in a flexible format for learners.

    They’ve won awards, hundreds of organisations as clients, and been used by hundreds of thousands of satisfied learners. They work with local authorities, schools, non-profits and businesses, as well as employees and job seekers looking to enhance their skills.

    Their library of over 130 online courses have been CPD Accredited. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 they were recognised as a winner in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and their supporting administrative systems received ISO 9001 accreditation in 2016.


    For further information please contact the Me Learning press office: Sarah Sawrey-Cookson sarah.sawrey-cookson@melearning.co.uk 07765 110438 

    For further information on the Chartered Institute of Marketing, please contact the press office at Good Relations on CIMTeam@goodrelations.co.uk.



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