Data Security Awareness for Volunteers - Level 1 (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Data Security Awareness for Volunteers - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    3 years

    Who is the course for?

    This data security awareness online course is designed for all volunteers who regularly handle, access, or come into contact with sensitive information. It suits individuals in health and social care settings and community volunteering, where data protection is crucial.

    Course content

    This data security awareness for volunteers online course is divided into the following sections:

    Key definitions and legislation

    • Understand the critical terms and laws, such as the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR.

    Data security principles

    • Learn the basics of data security, types of information, and the importance of confidentiality.

    Identifying and handling data breaches

    • Recognise what constitutes a data breach and how to respond effectively.

    Practical data protection measures

    • From good recordkeeping practices to secure information handling in various formats.

    Risk management

    • Understand threats to data security and methods to mitigate these risks.

    Legal responsibilities

    • Gain insight into your responsibilities under key legislation and how to uphold the rights of data subjects.

    Course aims

    The aims of this data security awareness for volunteers elearning course are to:

    • Foster responsible data handling practices that are compliant with legal standards, including GDPR.
    • Increase awareness of data breach risks and the measures needed to prevent them.

    Learning outcomes

    On completion of this data security awareness for volunteers e-learning course, the learner will be able to:

    • Define essential data security terms and understand the legal framework.
    • Identify potential data security threats and implement preventative measures.
    • Explain the complexities of GDPR and apply its principles effectively.
    • Discuss the importance of recognising and appropriately responding to data breaches to minimise impact.

    Learning objectives

    On completion of this data security awareness for volunteers online training course, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe the importance of data security.
    • Explain how you must comply with the law.
    • Define potential threats to information security and how to avoid or minimise them.
    • Identify breaches and incidents and how to avoid them.
    • Outline the principles of good record-keeping.
    • Justify data protection policies in any organisation.

    Accreditation and Certification

    This CPD-accredited data security awareness e-learning course for volunteers is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for three years.

    The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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    Why is the course important?

    In an era when data breaches are increasingly common, understanding how to protect sensitive information is essential. This course provides volunteers with the necessary skills to handle personal data responsibly, ensure compliance with legal standards, and maintain the trust of those they serve.

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