Non-Clinical Data Security Awareness - Level 1 (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Non-Clinical Data Security Awareness 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 non-clinical data security awareness online course is designed for all non-clinical healthcare and social care staff, including care home staff, domiciliary and residential staff, health and social care staff, carers, hospital clerks, and cleaners. Anyone responsible for managing or handling data within their roles must understand how to maintain data security and comply with relevant data protection laws.

    Course Content

    The non-clinical data security awareness level 1 course covers the following key areas:

    Key definitions and legislation:

    • Understanding crucial terms and the legislative framework governing data security, including GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

    Data security awareness:

    • Exploring the types of information and the importance of confidentiality and secure record keeping.

    Threats to data security:

    • Identifying and mitigating risks to data security, including physical and cyber threats.

    Best practices for data protection:

    • Implementing good practice guidelines to prevent data breaches and ensure compliance.

    Handling data breaches:

    • Procedures for managing and reporting breaches effectively.

    Course assessment:

    • Summarising key points and assessing the learner’s understanding of course content.

      Course aims

      The aims of this non-clinical data security awareness level 1 online course are to:

      • Enhance awareness of the crucial role of data security in compliance with legislative requirements, focusing on the protection and ethical handling of personal data.
      • Provide comprehensive knowledge on the sources and prevention of data breaches to uphold the organisation's integrity and trust.

          Learning objectives

          The non-clinical data security awareness level 1 online course will:

          • Review and explain critical data protection legislation, including GDPR, and its practical application within the workplace.
          • Describe various types of data breaches along with their personal and legal implications to foster a comprehensive understanding of data security risks.
          • Discuss strategies to secure data against unauthorised access and prevent loss, enhancing organisational data security protocols.
          • Provide insights into the ethical and legal responsibilities of handling personal and sensitive information in non-clinical settings.

              Learning outcomes

              On completion of this non-clinical data security awareness level 1 online 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 non-clinical data security awareness e-learning course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service, meeting the highest standards of training delivery. It complies with the Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and Care Inspectorates and adheres to the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) guidelines. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a CPD Certificate valid for three years.

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              Why is the course important?

              Understanding and implementing data security protocols is vital to prevent data breaches, which can lead to significant legal, financial, and reputational damage. This course provides essential training to ensure staff can handle personal and sensitive information securely, in line with current legislation and best practice guidelines.

              Non-Clinical Data Security Awareness Level 1 | ComplyPlus LMS™ | The Mandatory Training Group UK -


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