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Online FOI Practitioner Certificate
Course Structure
DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
The Freedom of Information Act
  • Scope of FOI
  • Associated legislation
  • Publication Schemes
  • Transparency Agenda
  • Datasets and ROPSI
  • Right of Access
  • New S.45 Code
  • RM Code
  • The ICO, Enforcement and Appeals
  • Techniques for conducting FOI and legal research
Exemptions and Refusals (Part 1)
  • Exemptions in detail
  • Absolute exemptions
  • Qualified exemptions
  • Factors to consider
  • Latest ICO decisions
  • Tribunal cases
  • The Prejudice test
  • The Public Interest test
  • Case studies
  • Internal reviews
  • Drafting Refusal Notices
  • Common issues
Exemptions and Refusals (Part 2)
  • Popular exemptions
  • Section 36, Section 38, Section 40, Section 41 and Section 43
  • Contracts and Commercial information
  • Access to personal data
  • Deceased records
  • GDPR overlaps
  • Latest ICO decisions
  • Tribunal cases
  • Drafting Refusal Notices
  • Common requests
The Environmental Information Regulations
  • What is "environmental information"?
  • Proactive publication
  • Right of Access
  • The exceptions
  • The Public Interest test
  • Latest caselaw
  • Drafting Refusal Notices
  • Being an FOI Officer
  • Preparing for Tribunal
  • ICO Powers
  • Common issues, requests and problems
ASSESSMENT
GRADING
ONLINE TEST
  • 30% weighting
  • 30 MCQ
  • 1 hour
OPEN BOOK PROJECT
  • 70% weighting
  • A choice from five case studies
  • 30 calendar days to complete
PASS MARK - 50%
  • Minimum 50% in both elements
  • Final Calculated Grade:
    Total mark for both elements
  • Pass 50%, Merit 65%, Distinction 80%
 
 
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