Do the online training

The online module will get you up to speed on what you need to do to keep University (and your own) data safe. It has been created for self-study and can be completed at any time and pace. To access just click on the appropriate link to the right.

Any new staff who have only had access to the PDF version of the course content, while the online version has been unavailable, must now book on to the course and complete the test. For individuals who had previously started the course but not completed it we’re unable to track their progress therefore they will need to retake the course and we will be emailing to advise them of this. Staff are required to renew their certification every 12 months and are strongly advised to re-do the whole course, to refresh memories and benefit from updates to the course content. However, a short refresher course is now available for staff, who may not have time to go through the full course now and are required to renew their certification.


If you have any further questions please get in touch with our team on

At a glance

  • Recognise and respond to potential cyber-attacks, phishing and social engineering attempts.
  • Have up-to-date knowledge about how to handle personal data.
  • Reduce the number of security incidents by sharing best practices.

The Information Security and Data Privacy Awareness course has been created primarily for staff in order to ensure that they fully understand information security and come to view it as an integral part of their day-to-day work. However, it is available to all University members with a Single Sign On (SSO) account.

The content has been created in order to help you:

  • Understand the importance of protecting data
  • Understand data privacy rules
  • Know how to safely access and share information
  • Know how to keep your information safe in the office, at home, and in public places
  • Know how to spot phishing
  • Know how to use your own device to work securely
  • Know how to report issues

The module needs to be completed by all University Staff each year. To pass the module you need a score of 75 or above. You will be asked to take the module again if you do not pass. Once you've passed you'll receive a confirmation email from the system including a link to download a certificate.

How do I look up my completion results?

If you completed the module after August 1st 2019: You can view the results of your e-learning within CoSy. You also will have received a confirmation email from the system after you passed which will include your score and a link to download a certificate.

If you completed the module before August 1st 2019: You will have completed the module on the old host. If required, get in contact with us at and we can confirm completion within the last 12 months.