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Freedom of Information Act

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Freedom of Information Act

Overview

This course provides an overview of the Freedom of Information Act and explains the legal duties when handling, processing and responding to requests for information.

Audience

This course is intended for everyone who:

  • Anyone who works with or can access / view personal, confidential and / or sensitive information
  • Anyone of works for / with an organisation
  • Anyone who works / deals with the general public

     

    About this course

     

    The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.

    Objectives

    In this course you will: 

  • Know the principles and purpose of the Freedom of Information Act
  • Learn about the key terminology associated with the Act
  • Know what a Freedom of Information Request is
  • Learn what information can be requested, and what information is exempt
  • Understand how and why an information request decision can be challenged

     

    Content

    Here are a few of the topics covered in this course:

    What is freedom of information?  | What is the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act?  | The four principles | What is a ‘public authority’?  | Who is not covered by the Act?  | What is meant by ‘information’?  | Information supplied by the public | What is meant by ‘held’?  | How is information made available to people?  | What is a Freedom of Information request?  | Request requirements | The right to request information | Should all requests be treated formally?  | Ignoring a request | Requested Information that can be legitimately exempted | Other reasons to refuse a FOI request  | Charges and fees  | Freedom of Information and Data Protection  | Freedom of Information and Copyright Law  | Disputes and complaints

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Freedom of Information Act.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Freedom of Information Act

Overview

This course provides an overview of the Freedom of Information Act and explains the legal duties when handling, processing and responding to requests for information.

Audience

This course is intended for everyone who:

  • Anyone who works with or can access / view personal, confidential and / or sensitive information
  • Anyone of works for / with an organisation
  • Anyone who works / deals with the general public

     

    About this course

     

    The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.

    Objectives

    In this course you will: 

  • Know the principles and purpose of the Freedom of Information Act
  • Learn about the key terminology associated with the Act
  • Know what a Freedom of Information Request is
  • Learn what information can be requested, and what information is exempt
  • Understand how and why an information request decision can be challenged

     

    Content

    Here are a few of the topics covered in this course:

    What is freedom of information?  | What is the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act?  | The four principles | What is a ‘public authority’?  | Who is not covered by the Act?  | What is meant by ‘information’?  | Information supplied by the public | What is meant by ‘held’?  | How is information made available to people?  | What is a Freedom of Information request?  | Request requirements | The right to request information | Should all requests be treated formally?  | Ignoring a request | Requested Information that can be legitimately exempted | Other reasons to refuse a FOI request  | Charges and fees  | Freedom of Information and Data Protection  | Freedom of Information and Copyright Law  | Disputes and complaints

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Freedom of Information Act.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

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