Flexible start date




  • Business & Management


  • Online

Why take this course?

This e-learning course emphasises the importance of processing information effectively, securely and according to set policies and procedures.

The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law empowers people to gain full control of their personal data and creates a standardised level of data protection, with a view to influence and maintain responsible data practices on a global scale.

You will explore the different ways in which you process data through the course of your work and identify the reasons why it must be handled and managed correctly. You will be given the opportunity to familiarise yourself with, and gain a better understanding of, the guidelines, policies and legal requirements in place which set out how information must be governed in your workplace.

The online materials include quizzes and exercises to help reinforce learning. There is also an online assessment to test students’ understanding of the topic on completion of the course.

What you will experience

The course cover the key purposes of the legislation providing you with an overview of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what they must do to comply with the legislation

The course is broken down in to 4 units:
1. An Introduction to Information Governance
2. The Legal Framework
3. Maintaining Confidentiality
4. Information Security and Communication Policy

On completion of this course you will be able to:
• Protect the rights of clients/customers according to the UK GDPR (UK General Data Protection Regulation)
• Explain the purpose of organisational Confidentiality and Information Security policies and the consequences of failing to comply with them
• Explain and apply the terms ‘confidential’, ‘personal’ and ‘sensitive’ in relation to data
• Describe what is meant by ‘processing data’
• Explain the Caldicott principles in relation to the UK GDPR