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N3 and Information Security E-Learning Course

N3 and Information Security Staff Awareness E-Learning Course

SKU: 4180
Format: 1 - 10 users
Availability: Orders are processed 48-72 hours from purchase
Format: 11 - 50 users
Availability: Orders are processed 48-72 hours from purchase
Format: 51 - 100 users
Availability: Orders are processed 48-72 hours from purchase
Format: 101 - 149 users
Availability: Orders are processed 48-72 hours from purchase
Format: 150+ users
Availability: Orders are processed 48-72 hours from purchase

This web-based course is designed for any organisation that provides equipment or services to the NHS, and that consequently must ensure compliance with the NHS IG Toolkit.

This is a one-year licence for up to 149 users, with the course hosted on our learning management system (LMS). Customisation not included.

For additional information about multi-user licences, customisation and hosting options, click here. Alternatively, contact us.

Price: £25.00
ex vat
per user per year

Meet your N3 staff awareness requirements with this e-learning course

An organisation providing equipment or services (typically IT services) to the NHS, which doesn’t involve interacting with the patient directly, is known as a ‘commercial third party’. All commercial third parties must ensure compliance with the NHS IG Toolkit and provide evidence of continual staff awareness training.

The course aims to help commercial third parties’ employees understand information security at work, as well as their obligations under the Data Protection Act (DPA) in the context of the N3 Connecting for Health environment.



E-learning is a quick, affordable and effective means of delivering training to multiple learners:

  • Non-technical: uses a plain English approach
  • Provides systematic, consistent and repeatable training across multiple learners
  • No travelling or other course attendance costs, as learners study from the desktop and in their spare time
  • Systematic tracking and assessment of learners’ progress and achievements
  • Web-delivered, so that you have no additional technology or integration costs or challenges
  • Can be deployed for existing employees and as part of an induction process for new hires

Target Audience

This staff awareness course is targeted at all employees in a commercial third party organisation who need to be made aware of the organisation’s N3 Connecting for Health commitments and who may be involved in processing patient identifiable data in their daily job.



Module 1: Information security

  • What is information security and what does it have to do with you?
  • What is an information asset?
  • How to protect the CIA
  • Could this happen to you (Scenarios and follow-up questions)

Module 2: Information security and N3 (Part 1)

  • What is N3?
  • N3 and ISO27001
  • N3 applications and roles
  • N3 requirements
  • N3 connection and benefits
  • The N3 application process
  • Patient identifiable data
  • Information security and legislation
  • The eight principles of the DPA and their interpretation
  • The DPA for commercial third parties

Module 3: Information security and N3 (Part 2)

  • Information security at work
  • Potential weaknesses: secure perimeters, tailgating, clear desk and screen, passwords, portable media, access and oversights
  • Intellectual property
  • Security incidents
  • Business continuity
  • Patient information – making the right choice
  • Important documentation with links to key policies and procedures



60 minutes


20 randomly selected multiple-choice questions


Opportunity to retake the test until the pass mark is achieved


Issued to all staff who pass the test

Additional Features

  • Customisable course content - see our customisation options.
  • Hosting options - the course can be hosted and delivered from the IT Governance's learning management system (LMS) or your own - see more here.
  • Multi-year licenses are available - see more here.
  • For 150 or more users, contact us for a custom quote or to place an order.

Contact us on +44 (0)333 800 7000 or email us for an online demo and a tailored quote.


1 - 10 users

£25.00 per user
per year

11 - 50 users

£20.00 per user
per year

51 - 100 users

£10.50 per user
per year

101 - 149 users

£8.00 per user
per year

150+ Users

Contact us for details

For 150 or more users, contact us for a custom quote.

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