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Funded Module: Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

Topics include essential frameworks, international standards and best practices involved in risk assessment and management, business impact analysis, asset identification, business continuity and disaster recovery

Description

Proper governance and compliance procedures, as well as good risk management, should be at the heart of every successful organisation in the 21st Century.  Whether it be a council, health trust, SME or large organisation, these disciplines are key to employee and client safety and satisfaction.

This module will address and examine risk, governance and compliance in order to manage information assurance within an organisation, ensuring information is collected, stored and processed legally and securely through risk-based decision-making. 

An increasing reliance on computer systems in all areas of business implies an imperative to certify that the systems are used in a way that ensures proper appreciation of potential risk, the management of that risk, the implementation of standard security protocols, and compliance with legislation, all in order to ensure proper business controls. 

 

Topics include essential frameworks, international standards and best practices involved in risk assessment and management, business impact analysis, asset identification, business continuity and disaster recovery. 

The course will be delivered online, adopting a blended learning approach.  Students will be given access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where course materials will be hosted.  Students will have access to the VLE for a short while after the course ends to consolidate any learning.  The live sessions for this course are scheduled to take place on a Thursday morning at 11am and will take place on Microsoft Teams.  Please note that this time is subject to change until timetables are confirmed. 

This is a SCQF Level 11 module and upon successful completion of the module, students will be awarded 10 credits. 

This module will be led by Tony Gurney, Lecturer in the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences at UWS.

Before joining UWS, Tony spent fifteen years in industry where his projects included office automation, accounting and production systems as well as distributed industrial control and diagnostic systems.  His work on the latter earned him two SMART awards from the UK Governement.  Tony also received a Thistle Award for Information Technology Initiative in 2001.  Tony has spent several years with the SFEU (later Scotland's Colleges) where he was the Subject Mentor for Computer Science responsible for the advancement of the topic both within Scotland's college sector and more generally with partnerships with industrial and private sector organisations.

 

Funding Opportunities

Funding is available for this course via the UWS Upskilling Fund.  The Upskilling Fund is delivered by the Scottish Funding Council and aims to address skills gaps in Scotland.  To be eligible for funding, students must either reside in Scotland or work for an organisation with a business address in Scotland.  If you are successful in obtaining funding a registration fee of £50 will apply only (the full module fee is £930) and you will be provided with a discount code to use at check-out upon application.

To find out more about this course, or to enquire about the funding available, please email us at cpd@uws.ac.uk

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