Mandatory IT security training for all staff

A new Information Security Essentials online training course has been introduced and is mandatory for all staff.


The short course, designed to ensure that all staff understand the risks and their own responsibilities to help keep information secure, must be completed every year.

What do I have to do?

Go to the VLE, logon with your University username and password, click on the Information Security Awareness logo (shown above), then complete the module. If you have any problems logging on to the VLE please contact the IT Service Desk.

How long will it take?

The Information Security Essentials training will only take 15 minutes. You’ll be required to complete it every year.

Advanced training

If you create, process or handle ‘classified’ information in your role, you will also need to complete the Information Security Advanced on-line training course this year and every 3 years thereafter.  Please check with your line manager.

More information

If you access the VLE using Chrome you may have to accept a pop-up in order to open the training.

If you have any queries about the course please contact the IT Service Desk.

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