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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information

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Product overview:
  • A practitioner level certificate in Freedom of Information covering the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and other associated legislation.
  • Designed for candidates managing or responding to requests for information from the public or working in this subject area, for instance information managers or Freedom of Information (FOI) practitioners. 
  • SFIA Level 4
  • 5 day course delivered live online (see available dates above)
  • All course materials (available in digital and hard copy)
  • Course handbook (hard copy)
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information registration and assessment fees 
  • Please note, for international orders, shipping will be calculated at checkout.

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Course Level

Advanced/Practitioner with SFIA (Skills Framework for Information Age) Level 4 rating.

Course Overview

The BCS Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information is designed for candidates who have responsibility for managing or responding to freedom of information and subject access requests. Although not essential, it would be beneficial for candidates to have some knowledge of relevant legislation and the practical application of same in the workplace.

This course is delivered by Liz Taylor and Frank Rankin over five days. Completion of the course materials equates to approximately 40hrs of study. Please see above for our upcoming course dates.

We like to keep our training as interactive as possible and therefore limit our face-to-face course size to a maximum of eight attendees. This allows everyone to participate and gives us the opportunity to answer your questions throughout the course.

Supporting materials that accompany this course are available in digital and hard copy formats and we recommend you order a set of hard copy materials. There is no additional cost for this. Please note that if you order digital only, we will still require an address for your course handbook which is currently only available in hard copy.

Please note the BCS refresh the practitioner certificate syllabus every 6 months. Online on demand content will be updated to reflect the current syllabus and you should check you have covered the current syllabus prior to sitting your assessment.

Course Contents

Legislation, codes of practice and ethics

An understanding of legislation, codes of practice and ethics within public authorities as well as an understanding of the scope and principles of the Freedom of Information Act.

Freedom of Information Officer

Understand the obligations and responsibilities of an FOI officer, and others who work with the legislation.

Disclosure, non-disclosure and exemptions

Practical understanding of disclosure, non-disclosure and exemptions in relation to FOI requests. Looking at and understanding key legislation including the Environmental Information Regulations and Data Protection

Enforcement and Appeals

Looking at the enforcement powers, offences in relation to the disclose of information and the appeals process.