BCS Certificate in Freedom of Information

The BCS Certificate in Freedom of Information is an intensive 5 day course that provides a comprehensive review of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).


Who should attend?

  • Those experienced in Freedom of Information 
  • Those new to the subject, who need to be trained so that their organisations are assured compliance is continually addressed.

Become a freedom of information expert today,

What will I learn?

On attaining the Certificate, award holders will possess an understanding of the Freedom of Information Act in its widest context along with its links with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Delegates will gain an understanding of the types of information being requested and the types of information required within a Publication Scheme.

Award holders will also posses the skills necessary to develop procedures for the processing and monitoring of a request for information, from receipt of the request through to the disclosure of information including:

Applying any appropriate exemptions or exceptions and calculating fees

Balancing any exemptions or exceptions against the public interest test

Understanding the enforcement procedures contained within in the legislation

ISEB Certificate in Freedom of Information follows the latest syllabus and prepares delegates for the Certificate in Freedom of Information examination.  

What's included?

  • Revision day and half day exam
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments