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Free data security training from Better Security, Better Care

Care providers can now improve and assess their staff’s knowledge of data security and protection using a new data security elearning resource, specifically designed for the care sector.

Better Security, Better Care has developed the course to support staff in print and digital data safety. th course is open access (no registration required) and SCORM compliant for providers who have a Learning Management System.

The course, which reinforces the Data Security Standards and the Care Certificate, includes four modules and one online assessment. Each module takes around 10 – 20 minutes to complete, and there is one single assessment covering topics from all four modules. Staff can complete the modules in any order and over the course of several days.

The course modules are:

  • Module 1: Data protection rights and responsibilities covers the importance of data security and protection in the care system and staff’s personal responsibility to handle data safely.
  • Module 2: Keeping data secure covers the importance of keeping data secure through good record keeping and data disposal, and how to share confidential data securely.
  • Module 3: Threats to data security looks at the threats to data security that employees might encounter, including common types of fraud and scams and how to safely use and keep digital and paper records.
  • Module 4: Data breaches explains what data breaches are, the causes of data breaches and what to do in the event of a breach.
  • Assessment quiz: The assessment includes 20 questions relating to all four modules. Trainees are required to get 80% or more correct in order to download the certificate.

Care managers, trainers and staff can access the course and corresponding user guides at


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