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The Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information is a comprehensive course that focuses on imparting knowledge and skills for professionals to comply with and implement the Freedom of Information Act.

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In-depth knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act


Skills to manage FOI requests and respond to them


Techniques to manage appeals and complaints related to FOI requests


Strategies to comply with the Freedom of Information Act

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  • State the different public authorities that are covered by the Freedom of Information Act.

  • Explain the purpose of the Freedom Of Information Act legislation.

  • Explain good practice in relation to record management

  • Apply exemptions from disclosure

  • Explain the Environmental Information Regulations and the relevance and differences to the FOIA.

  • Describe enforcement powers.
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Target Audience:

  • Professionals involved in managing and processing FOI requests
  • Lawyers and legal professionals
  • Compliance officers and managers
  • Public officials and administrators
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  • There are no specific prerequisites for this course.
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Benefits of the course:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the Freedom of Information Act
  • Hands-on experience in managing FOI requests and appeals
  • Skills to comply with the Freedom of Information Act
  • Increased job opportunities and career growth
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Exam details to pass the course:

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Format: Multiple-choice questions
  • Pass percentage: 65%
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Certification path:

  • Foundation Certificate in Information Governance
  • Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information
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Career options after doing the course:

  • FOI officer
  • Compliance manager
  • Legal consultant
  • Public official
  • Records manager

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The course is of 5 days duration.

No, there are no prerequisites for the course.

Yes, the exam can be taken online.

The pass percentage for the exam is 65%.

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