Statutory & Mandatory Training: Information Governance Awareness

Our information governance online course looks at the essentials of safeguarding sensitive information and preserving data privacy. When things go wrong, you can learn to swiftly identify and address potential data breaches, reporting incidents promptly to minimise their impact. Once completed you will receive an information governance CPD certificate.

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • Up to 45 Minutes
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 1 CPD Hour
  • CPD Certified

Course description

You play a crucial role in preserving information privacy and confidentiality, so we've broken it down in straightforward terms to help you get started. It's time to strengthen your expertise in information security and record management in today's digital landscape.​

In this module, discover the essentials of safeguarding sensitive information and preserving data privacy. When things go wrong, learn to swiftly identify, and address potential data breaches, reporting incidents promptly to minimise their impact. Master best practices for maintaining integrity and confidentiality in information handling, whilst familiarising yourself with the differing responsibilities between healthcare organisations and individuals under the Freedom of Information Act.​ 

Statutory & Mandatory Training: Information Governance and Data Security Features

Our Statutory & Mandatory Training: Information Governance and Data Security course has been designed to work on all devices including mobiles, laptops, tablets and desktops giving you the flexibility to complete the training at a time and in a location suitable for you.

With healthcare staff often expected to complete training on an annual basis there will be topics you will be more familiar with than others. Our self assessment tool, which is at the start of each course, will allow you to test your knowledge to see if you would like to complete the training or progress straight to the end of course test.

At the end of this information governance and data security course, you will need to complete a test that consists of multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve an 80% pass mark, and - if necessary - may attempt the test six times at no extra cost. If learners do not achieve the pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

The information governance and data security course is fully interactive and is packed with various multimedia forms including video, animation and custom graphics to give you the best learning experience.

Each element of the training is WCAG 2.2 accessible and includes scenarios, contextualised activities, reflective activities, knowledge checks, bite sized lessons and so much more.


The content of this training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


This course will take up to 45 minutes to complete, depending on how quickly learners can study and absorb the material. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

You will learn

  • List the principles of information governance and explain the importance of data security
  • Describe the different types of information
  • List the principles of data security, describe the potential threats, and explain how to avoid them
  • List the principles of good information handling
  • Identify potential data breaches and explain what to report
  • Explain the difference in responsibilities between a healthcare organisation and an individual under the Freedom of Information Act

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Anyone working in a healthcare role
  • Care Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Receptionists

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.