Who is the training for?

Management board and audit committees

Management board briefings

As part of our commitment to promote good information management practice within government, The National Archives are pleased to offer bespoke board briefings to ministerial departments and their arms length bodies.

Our speakers include experienced NEDs, ex-SIROs, audit committee chairs and other senior level individuals. They have all worked extensively within government to help organisations manage their risks. Briefings are provided during the normal programme of board and audit committee meetings and usually take between 20-45 minutes. The briefing provides an overview of information assurance and cyber security threats at a strategic level, followed by a discussion on effective ways to manage these risks. Each briefing is tailored to suit the specific needs of the organisation and highlight issues of interest to the board

The briefings form part of TNAs wider engagement with government and ensure that a consistent message and emphasis on managing risk is in place across all levels of the organisation.

To find out more please contact us through your TNA Information Management Consultant or our inbox.

Information Governance staff and trainers

Delivering Information Assurance Training

Delivering Information Assurance Training is a ‘train the trainer’ workshop in which attendees will be introduced to a pre-packaged course which they can use to roll out training and awareness raising activities in their own organisations. The materials have been developed by TNA with support from CESG, the Information Commissioners Office, the Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure and Cabinet Office. Click here for more information and dates of upcoming workshops.


All staff

Engagement events

Throughout the year we run events on hot topics and pertinent subjects within information assurance and cyber security. Previous topics have included: responding to a cyber-attack; fraud; information handling; insider threats; and the threat landscape. We have featured speakers from IBM, CPNI, foreign governments and Facebook.

E-learning courses – Responsible for Information (RFI)

We have created this package specifically to provide a valuable contextual overview and basic grounding in information assurance, roles and responsibilities, information risk management and the first steps in managing an information loss incident for all roles. The course comes in a variety of formats: for IAOs, SIROs, management board members and general users.

Access the course via Civil Service Learning. For those public and third sector organisations and associated delivery partners who cannot subscribe to CSL, please email us and we will provide further guidance on how to access the RFI e-learning course.

RFI is publicly available for use by SMEs. This course is based on the RFI e-learning course used by central government, with a number of updates to suit the needs of SME employers.