The old scheme and its policies will remain valid for those who started training prior to 1 January 2015. All trainee DPOs who started the training scheme before January 2015 will have their training assessed on the old DP scheme rules.
Trainee DPOs who start the training scheme from 1 January 2015 (i.e. Induction course) will carry on training under the criteria and conditions set up for the new training scheme.
The new version of the DP training standard has been split into two volumes. One for DPOs and trainee DPOs, and then a second containing further information for training centres:
Public NI DP Circulars can be found within our information centre here.