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This training course is broken down into 1 section

  1. 1 The Freedom of Information Act
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Section 1: The Freedom of Information Act

This audio-based training course has one section that covers The Freedom of Information Act, who it applies to, and individuals legal responsibilities.

About this course

The ability to access information held by public authorities is an extremely important right in an open society.

The Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) sets the framework to allow information to be accessed and disclosed in the public domain. It is a legal requirement that public authorities adhere to the act and correctly deal with requests for information as outlined in the FoIA.

This short online Freedom of Information Act training course is designed for those working for public authorities who have to deal with requests of this nature. It offers information on the FoIA, an organisation's responsibilities under the Act, employee responsibilities under the act, how to handle complaints, and a number of other key areas surrounding the Act.

Simon Alison, a presenter of Freedom of Information Act Training (Audio Course)

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Simon Alison

The importance of Freedom of Information Act Training (Audio Course)

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Freedom of Information Act Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Freedom of Information Act Training concludes with a 10 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Freedom of Information Act Training (Audio Course) Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Freedom of Information Act Training certificate

8 real user reviews

4.3 out of 5

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

ok, difficult topic, such a minefield

A link to the page was 'not found' on the ICO website.


Very interesting to listen to and informative. Personally prefer the courses with presenters )although I can understand the functionality of being able to listen to this on the go.)

Interesting course

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Informative but Information Overload!

Complex subject which is hard to digest - one very long audio only recording is not indicative to retaining information. If visuals are not possible, perhaps break down the full content into smaller chunks of grouped information as separate recordings?

Audio only didn't really suit me

I much prefer it when key points are highlighted on screen along with the audio. The transcript was helpful, though, and all courses should have those.

Very informative and easy to follow

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

informative and extremely useful

helpful information to provide the necessary information needed ensure that learners know the basics of the Act

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is a piece of UK legislation that creates a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by most UK public authorities.

This Act is in addition to other access rights, such as access to personal information under the Data Protection Act 2018.

The main features of the FoIA 2018 are:

  • a general right of access to recorded information held by public authorities, regardless of the age of the record/document
  • a duty on every public authority to adopt and maintain a scheme, which relates to the publication of information by the authority and is approved by the Information Commissioner

It is important that those who are on the receiving end of requests for information have a strong understanding of the Act, its core provisions, how to handle complaints, and a number of other areas surrounding the Act.

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