Training and Consultancy in Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Surveillance Law
FOI Practitioner Certificate
An essential qualification for the modern FOI Officer

The Act Now FOI Practitioner Certificate is the qualification for those wishing to acquire detailed knowledge of FOI and related information access legislation in a practical context.

The course has been designed by leading FOI experts including Ibrahim Hasan and Susan Wolf, formerly a senior lecturer on the University of Northumbria's LLM in Information Rights Law.


  • An emphasis on the practical application of FOI rather than just learning dry law;
  • Lots of real life case studies and exercises;
  • An emphasis on drafting Refusal Notices;
  • An online Resources Lab with links, guidance and over 10 hours of videos; and
  • Modern assessment methods rather than a closed book exam.


This course is suitable for anyone working within the public sector who needs to learn about FOI and related legislation in a practical context, as well as those with the requisite knowledge wishing to have it recognised through a formal qualification. It is most suitable for:

  • FOI Officers
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Auditors
  • Legal Advisers


4 days of learning
FOI and EIR covered in detail
Key legislation supplied
Online resource lab
Online MCQ / Open book project
Independently marked
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£1,795 plus vat
(RRP £1,995 plus vat)
The fee includes:
  • 4 days of interactive learning with a leading FOI expert
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Hard copies of all relevant legislation and guidance
  • Access to an online resource lab with links, guidance and over 10 hours of videos
Why not bring the trainer to you to deliver this course at your premises at a substantially reduced cost? Contact us for more information.
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