Information Governance Training

Information Governance
£25 +VAT

This Information Governance training is designed to help those who work in health or social care settings understand their data protection responsibilities.

The course explains the types of personal information workers may be required to handle, how to process this information fairly and in accordance with the law, how to keep accurate records, and how to share personal information in an appropriate and secure manner. By the end of the course, learners will understand the key laws surrounding information governance and know how to follow the best practice guidelines.

  • Developed by a qualified legal professional
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Skills for Health accredited and Skills for Care endorsed training provider
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This Information Governance course is suitable for anyone who works in health and social care. This includes employees at all levels, as everyone in all types of care settings has a responsibility to keep personal information up-to-date, secure and confidential.

This is an introductory data security course and no pre-requisite knowledge is required.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 2 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital

High Speed Training was the very first training provider to be awarded the prestigious Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital. Skills for Health is the UK’s Sector Skills Council for Health, responsible for informing national policy, maintaining the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and championing the entire UK healthcare workforce.

The Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital demonstrates exceptional, quality assured learning and development. Meaning that our training processes have met rigorous quality assurance assessment and nationally recognised expectations of the UK health sector.

Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider

Learn more about our Skills for Care endorsed training provider.

We're proud to be officially endorsed by Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in social care in England and a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Skills for Care endorsement is a trusted quality mark only awarded to the best learning and development providers within the social care sector.

Care England National Care Forum Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Member

Our Commitment to Health and Social Care

High Speed Training has supported thousands of Health and Social Care workers in gaining accredited certificates to help them deliver safe and effective care. We best serve care providers by committing to being at the forefront of sector issues, policy and legislation, ensuring our training is up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful.

As part of our commitment to Health and Social Care, we have worked hard to build partnerships with authorities and leading bodies, including Care England, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), and the National Care Forum (NCF).

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Course content

1Identifying and Understanding Information

What is information governance and why is it important in the care sector? Data myths, which organisations are responsible for information governance, why it’s important to identify sensitive and confidential information, reasons for processing information, fair processing, individual rights, and where information is found.

2Main Legislative and Other Provisions

The Human Rights Act, the Freedom of Information Act, common law duty of confidentiality, the Care Act, the Health and Social Care (Quality and Safety) Act, the Mental Capacity Act, the Data Protection Act, and the GDPR.

3Information Sharing

The Caldicott Principles 2013, sharing in health and social care, Care Act guidance, consent, the Mental Capacity Act, if someone refuses permission to share information, sharing confidential information with others, data sharing and GDPR, and data sharing concerns.

4Record Keeping and Processing

General considerations, record keeping policy, records associated with care settings, surveillance cameras, how to record information, ICO and CQC expectations, data privacy impact assessments, data processing records, record management, disposal of documents, and transporting information and mobile data.

5When Things Go Wrong

Duty of candour, complaints, grievances and whistleblowing, data breaches, training, policies and procedures, and useful resources.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand why information governance is important.
  • Be aware of the key laws and standards relating to information governance.
  • Understand the best practice guidelines relating to information governance, including confidentiality, information sharing and data protection.
  • Understand the importance of good and secure record keeping.
  • Be aware of the key principles of record security, the methods used to ensure security, and how security breaches should be managed.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 90%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.