The Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) ensures that public bodies and organisations uphold the principles of transparency and trustworthiness when it comes to storing and sharing information. It outlines how and why organisations must share details of their activities with the public. In this course, you will learn about the history and purposes of the FOIA, how it is implemented and what it means for individuals and companies in the public sector.
What You will Learn:
- Why the UK government passed the FOIA, the principles behind the act and the bodies that fall within its scope
- The circumstances under which information falls into the remit of the act, who can make a request for information and how organisations should respond to requests
- The main duties you have under the Act, including the duty to proactively publish information detailing the activities of your organisation
- Additional pieces of legislation that you may need to consider when publishing and sharing information under the FOIA, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Equality Act 2010
Benefits of Taking this Course:
- If you work for a body covered by the act, this course will help you fulfil your obligations under the law
- If you wish to make a request for information under the act, this course will help you understand your rights
- If you are interested in privacy and data protection issues, this course will help further your understanding of these topics
- If you have a general interest in UK law, this course will further your knowledge of a variety of legal issues
- Module 01: What is the freedom of Information Act?
- Module 02: When is Information Covered by the Freedom of information Act?
- Module 03: Meeting your obligations under the Freedom of Information Act
- Module 04: The freedom of Information Act and other UK Legislation
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The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognised independent CPD accreditation to support the Continuing Professional Development obligations and policies of professional bodies and academic institutes.
CDP certification details
Upon completion of the course you will be awarded with the CPD Certification.
This course is CPD accredited with the CPD Certification Service. Your certificate will display the universally recognized CPD Certification Service logo as proof of your knowledge and competencies gained from taking this course.
The Certificate of Achievement will provide proof that you have studied the course and will contain your grade classification level. You can use the certificate from us as part of your portfolio of evidence and/or use it to attend job or academic interviews.
The CPD certification is also a vital measure of your professional commitment, as taking this course clearly demonstrates your potential to employers and the value that you can bring to an organization. It shows that you are serious about your chosen career sector and it can be that crucial step in helping you to gain a new job or promotion.
What is CPD?
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent organization operating across all sectors to complement CPD polices of professional and academic institutions. Recognized nationally by employers, professional organizations and academic intuitions the CPD Certification Service is a valuable certificate to achieve.
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. CPD is a commitment to lifelong learning, a skill that is invaluable to all people in society. Employers from both the public and private sectors, as well as academic intuitions across the UK and internationally recognize Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
CPD is a great way for individuals to gain new skills, improve their job prospects, gain greater job satisfaction and also help to secure a promotion.
Benefits of CPD
Regardless of where you are in your career, undertaking a CPD course can help you;
Enhance your employment opportunities
Improve career satisfaction
Track prior learning
Show you are up-to-date with the requirements of your job
Contribute to your CV
Lead to further education
Demonstrate your commitment and value within your organization
Prepare you for promotion
When you finish with the course your certificate will contain the recognised CPD mark.