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Course outline

The Data Security Awareness courses will be available in three levels:

  • The Level 1 Data Security Awareness course is aimed at all staff in health and care organisations.

  • The level 2 Data Security course (coming soon) builds on the Level 1 course and is designed for those who manage ICT or IG departments, but it is open to everyone.

  • The Level 3 Data Security course (coming soon) is designed for senior management within health and care organisations and brings in the key considerations and government initiatives to be considered.

Level 1 - content

Welcome Module 

This is an overview of navigation through the eLearning modules and the overall training requirements and course structure.

Module 1 - Introduction to Data Security Awareness

Aims and Objectives

  • The importance of data security in health and care

  • The National Data Guardian Standards

  • The different types and value of information

  • Data Security – Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability

  • End of module assessment

Module 2 -Introduction to the Law

Aims and Objectives

  • Confidentiality

  • The Caldicott Principles

  • The Data Protection Act 1998

  • The General Data Protection Regulation 2016

  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000

  • End of module assessment

Module 3 - Threats to Data Security and how to avoid them

Aims and Objectives

  • Social engineering

  • Using social media safely

  • Using email safely

  • Malicious software

  • How to protect information

  • Physical security

  • End of module assessment

Module 4 – Breaches and Incidents

Aims and Objectives

  • Identifying breaches and incidents

  • Reporting breaches and incidents

  • Avoiding breaches and incidents

  • End of module assessment

A certificate will be produced for those who pass all the assessments. The pass mark for the course is 80%.

This course will take approximately one hour to complete.

Level 2 - content (coming soon)

Level 3 – content (coming soon)


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