Freedom of Information Essentials

Help ensure your staff comply with the Freedom of Information Act when handling requests for information with our elearning course

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  • CPD Certified

Under the Freedom of Information Act, public bodies have a number of important legal duties when it comes to handling, processing and responding to requests for information. Failure to comply with these can be a serious matter, so it's vitally important your staff understand their responsibilities under the Act.

And it doesn't have to be a training headache! Our Freedom of Information Essentials online training course runs through all the key things your staff need to know in a highly engaging interactive format. Featuring clear explanations of the main provisions of the Act, case studies to explore its practical implications, and an 'ask the expert' reference facility, Freedom of Information Essentials brings your staff up to speed with the Act quickly and cost-effectively.

Course contents

The Freedom of Information Essentials training course is made up of three bite-sized sections:

  1. What is the Freedom of Information Act?

    Introduces the Act, its purpose and what it covers.

  2. The Freedom of Information Act in practice

    Provides staff with a practical framework for handling, processing and responding to requests for information.

  3. Test your knowledge

    Comprehensive mastery test to verify each user's knowledge and understanding of the contents of the course. On successfully passing the test, users can download a personal course completion certificate.

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Who’s using the course?

  • Askham Bryan College
  • Herefordshire & Ludlow College
  • learndirect
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Pension Protection Fund
  • Royal Holloway University of London
  • Sussex Downs College