Foundation Certificate in Freedom of Information
This 1-day online course will give those attending the knowledge how to understand the process within FOI requests.
- 17 January1 day, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
- 27 March1 day, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
- 23 May1 day, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
The DPAS Foundation Certificate in FOI will give those working within Information Requests team the basic knowledge of the Act and how to respond to requests. It will give those with no prior training or experience the required knowledge to go on and complete the BCS Practitioner Level Certificate in FOI.
The 1-day course will give those attending the knowledge how to understand the process within FOI requests.
The aim of the syllabus is to give those with no FOI training, or little understanding of the Act, an understanding of how to respond to FOI requests. The course covers ‘deep dives’ into some exemptions and into Section 40, Personal Data.
Unit 1 - Background
The historical context of FOI
Unit 2 - Requests
What makes a request valid?
Are all information requests FOIs?
Advice and assistance
Unit 3 – Other Legislation
FOI vs EIR vs SAR
What a FOI handling process might look like
Unit 4 – Exceptions
Exemptions and public interest tests
All the exemptions - with a reference to rare ones, a closer look at exception’s 22, 30, 31, 36, 38, 41, 42 & 43
Unit 5 – Personal Data
Section 40 - Personal Data
Reviews, ICO, Tribunals
Further reading and learning
Contact us for the full syllabus.
1 day interactive course with experienced trainer
All course materials online, printed and posted if required
Lunch and refreshments (if classroom based)
Template documents to take away
The course takes 1 day to complete and will be held virtually.
You will need access to Microsoft Teams and OneDrive throughout the course. All documents will be shared via OneDrive and sessions will be held via Teams.
The course will start at 9:00 am and finish at 4:30 pm
Our course is great for
This qualification is primarily aimed at those who are managing or responding to requests for information from the public or working in this subject area, for instance Information Managers, or those that would like to understand more about the Freedom of Information Act, EIR and SARs.
This qualification is likely to be of particular benefit to those working in the following areas:
Solicitors advising on Information Law issues
Data Protection Officers
Information Governance Team Members
Data Protection and Privacy professionals
Information Governance, risk and compliance professionals
Data Management teams
Project Management teams
Directors/Senior Managers with Data Protection responsibilities
Legal and procurement teams
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