Essentials of Information Security


Price is per online user of this course. EU applicable VAT added.

This course should be completed by all employees who input, amend process or store private and confidential information as part of their job and therefore need to understand information privacy policies and work within the law as defined by the Data Protection Act.

Who should complete this course?

  • Managers responsible for team members who handle sensitive commercial or personnel data.
  • Policy developers.
  • All employees who handle sensitive commercial or personal data.

See below for further information.

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Course Overview

Information can exist in many forms. It can be stored electronically, printed or written on paper or exchanged verbally it therefore stands to reason that the protection of is ever more challenging in the information age. The training of anyone handling Commercial and Personnel Data is critical to the protection both the information, and the organisation to avoiding prosecution.

The course is highly interactive and engages the learner in the subject. The learner can progress through the course at their own pace. All results are recorded electronically.

The course takes approximately 45 minutes and there is an online assessment for this course which requires an 90% pass rate to obtain a certificate of achievement, which can be downloaded.

Key topics:

  • Privacy and security
  • System access and safe handling of data
  • Password protection
  • Unauthorised access
  • Sensitive information
  • Clear desk
  • External media
  • Information security risks
  • Email
  • Internet use
  • Backing up data
  • Mobile devices

This course is certified by TQA Ltd.  TQA is an independent training quality assurance company that assesses the quality of content and its compliance to the standard that governs the topic.  TQA requires that ever learner completes an assessment to confirm that the learner’s knowledge of the subject meets the criteria for competence.


10% discount for between 10 and 24 users purchased, 20% for between 25 and 49 users. For discounts on purchases of larger numbers please phone 0844 854 9218 .

Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email

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