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The key benefits of our training are:
- Training delivered by
experts with years of front line experience
- Course materials are based
on real life examples, and training includes case study analysis, Q&A sessions and exercises
- Learning is tailored to
your needs with our pre-course surveys
- You get a free account with
our online learning platform, the WuDo Moodle
- Free post course support to
implement your learning for six months
- Alongside your training get
materials and resources to complement what you have learned
- You will gain practical and
effective tools you can apply in your work, alongside a good grounding in the subject matter
- Learn at your own pace, and
in a way that suits you.
- CPD points can be awarded
following an optional post course assessment
- Network with peers and
fellow learners during your course, or online.
This course will give you a thorough grounding in the spirit and letter of the Freedom
of Information (FOI) Act and what it means for organisations that have a statutoty duty to respond to information requests.
As well as giving you good knowledge of The FOI Act overall, it also focuses on key
elements of good practice that are critically important to get right, including the application of exemptions and the distinction between class and prejudiced based reasons with withhold
Through a combination of presentations, exercises, group work and Q&A sessions this
course will give you practical, applicable tools and information that you can use to ensure your organisation is ont only compliant with the Act, but in a way that enhances its relationships with key
The focus of the course is very much on giving you resources and support, rather than a
purely legal or academic understanding of the Act, but also aims to bring good freedom of information to life and impress on all attendees its value to any organisation that wishes to achieve
Alongside gaining insight into the importance of freedom
of information and its role as an enabler of organisations success, you will also gain from an intensive grounding in both the letter and spirit of the Freedom of Information Act. You will also
develop practical knowledge, tips and resources you can apply immediately in your work.
We will work with you to ensure we understand your learning
needs and objectives and ensure the course is tailored to cover these in the required depth. As part of this you will gain access to pre-course reading and materials to help you prepare for your
course and give you the opportunity to plan your learning around your busy schedule.
As part of your training you will also be able to connect with
a community of peers – professionals like you, and benefit post-course from ongoing support from our expert trainers to help you ensure your organisation is fully compliant with its statutory
This course covers:
- the significance and spirit of the Freedom of Information (FOI)
- how to develop and implement effective FOI systems and
- interpreting and applying exemptions to disclosure;
- the difference between class based and prejudice based
- the public interest test;
- developing an effective publication scheme, and how useful that can
- key concepts such as dealing with vexatious requests.
- an introduction to Environmental Impact Regulations
Learn at your own pace:
Before the course:
- Pre course survey exploring your learning needs, current level of knowledge
and what you want to gain from the course
- Access to our online leaning environment, the WuDo Moodle, with optional
reading, resources, exercises and tests; and a forum to network with other attendees
During the course:
· The course
will be delivered by subject matter experts using a combination of
- Case studies;
- Group work;
- Q&A sessions.
- As part of your course you will also be encouraged to think of an improvement
project you can implement in your work
After the course:
Continue to access the WuDo
Moodle, and use the course materials and other useful resources related to your course for a further six months.
You are also encouraged to contact your trainer(s) to get their
advice and support in applying your learning, and implementing your improvement project.
At WuDo Solutions all our courses are designed based on our expertise,
experience of supporting people and organisations with information governance requirements, and in depth research into how and what people want to learn.
We combine this with personalised training and dedicated
support to maximise the benefits of our training to you.
Our trainers are all subject matter experts honed by years of
experience in the field, bringing practical experience to underpin their course delivery.
And of course there is our commitment to passing on practical
tips and tools you can apply in your work, with ongoing support as part of our training package to make that a success.