freedom of information training

training options

IN freedom of information

Are you looking to take a step into Freedom of Information (FOI)? Do you want to gain a basic understanding of the Freedom of Information Act? Join DPAS for this one-day course, giving you the basics of FOIA. 

You’ll learn how to demonstrate a basic level of application and knowledge of the Act, and how to respond to FOI requests. It’s ideal for those wanting to enhance their knowledge of FOI within their organisation, at a level that gives you an understanding of the FOI Act, and apply it to your work. You’ll also learn how specific exemptions might apply to FOI requests, as well as the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern it. Completing this course will give those with no prior training or experience the knowledge to go on and complete the BCS Practitioner Certificate in FOI.

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We offer a number of bespoke course options which are tailored to your organisation or industry.

corporate training programme

The DVLA awarded a training contract to DPAS to deliver a magnitude of Data Protection and Information Security training courses to staff members. The team knew that we have accrediations and expert trainer to deliver engaging and enjoyable courses.


It did exactly what it said ‘on the tin’

A great foundation in data protection law. Every part of the course was relevant, informative and enjoyable. The trainers were extremely knowledgeable about the subject and kept everyone on the course fully engaged and involved throughout the three days. They were also very attentive to all participants, very happy to answer and discuss any questions that were raised.



IN freedom of information

Are you looking to take a step into Freedom of Information (FOI)? Do you want a leading UK qualification to cement your knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act? Join DPAS for our 5 day accredited by the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) Freedom of Information Act training course.

You’ll learn about the FOI Act and its implications, gain the knowledge and skills to manage FOI requests responsibly and ethically, and can apply what you’ve learned to your day-to-day work. You’ll learn how to confidently implement FOI policies and procedures and will be able to provide reassurance that FOI requests will be consistently responded to in compliance with the relevant legislation. This will enhance your organisation’s reputation and credibility.

bespoke &


bespoke & off-the-shelf accredited courses

With DPAS, you can be confident that you are receiving training from the best in the industry.





Easy to understand data privacy and information security services that are always accessable, consistenty pragmatic and continually exceeding expectations.

With a DPAS course, you’re guaranteed an expert trainer, who is not only well known in the industry, but has years of hands-on data protection experience under their belt. 

Our training programmes are internationally recognised and accredited by either the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) or the Continual Professional Development (CPD) Scheme. An accredited course will look better on your CV.

If you want to speak to clients who have experienced our range of training courses, then get in touch. We are always happy to pass on the contact details of our customers – with their consent, of course!

When you train with us, you receive access to free tools, templates, policies, and more – which you can use in your organisation. We also offer one month of support after the courses to ensure your questions are answered and that you’re confident going forward.

If you want us to train your staff virtually, we can! Alternatively, if you’d prefer a more interactive approach, we can come to your place of work. We will always try and fit in with you and will be more than happy to discuss options.

We can offer bespoke training created for your organisation. For example, we can simulate a cyber attack for your Senior Managers to see how they would react to a real-life threat, best preparing them for those situations should they ever arise.