This e-learning course is intended to emphasise the importance of processing information effectively, securely and according to set policies and procedures.
Learners will explore the different ways in which they process data through the course of their work and identify the reasons why it must be handled and managed correctly. They will also be given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with, and gain a better understanding of, the guidelines, policies and legal requirements in place which set out how information must be governed in their 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 GDPR course.
Unit Titles and Descriptions
Unit 1 - An Introduction to Information Governance
This unit emphasises the importance of building and maintaining an effective information governance framework.The unit goes on to inform learners what their responsibilities are under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Freedom of Information Act and Caldicott principles.
Unit 2 - The Legal Framework
This unit explains how to comply with various legal requirements as stipulated by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). After completing this data protection course unit, learners will understand the definition of 'personal data' and how the legal framework affects the way organisations handle and manage this type of information.
Unit 3 - Maintaining Confidentiality
This data protection course unit helps learners focus on how they can contribute to maintaining confidentiality during the course of their everyday work. Learners will look at:
Unit 4 - Information Security and Communication Policy
The purpose of this unit is to help learners familiarise themselves with their organisation's Information Security and Communication Policy. The GDPR course unit explains why all staff need to understand and comply with its requirements and that failure to do so could lead to disciplinary action.
Topics covered include: