Freedom of Information Online Training

This Freedom of Information Online Training course covers:

  • How an individual can make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.
  • How a public authority should respond to a FOI request.
  • The main features of the Freedom of Information Act.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

The EssentialSkillz Freedom of Information (FOI) Online Training Course explains all of the important aspects of the Freedom of Information Act UK 2000. The FOI training course is written to be equally useful for the general public, private organisation and for the public authorities covered by the act.

This Freedom of Information Online Training course takes on average 45 minutes to complete.

Course Content

The Act is designed to encourage and enforce greater openness and transparency from public authorities. Improved openness should lead to increased public trust in public authorities. Increased transparency should decrease the instances of fraud, corruption and malpractice in public authorities.

The Act allows anyone to request information from public authorities. The course outlines how to submit a Freedom of Information request, it describes how a public authority has to respond to a request and details the cases in which a public authority can refuse to disclose requested information.

Finally, the FOI training course summarises how a public authority can comply with the obligation to proactively and routinely publish information to the general public.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Freedom of Information eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Freedom of Information course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Freedom of Information Online Training course is CPD and IIRSM certified. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  •  Freedom of Information training forms an essential part of compliance training as it ensures that your organisation complies with its legal obligations and requirements.
  • The EssentialSkillz Freedom of Information (FOI) Online Training Course explains all of the important aspects of the Freedom of Information Act UK 2000

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

Employees or individuals who work with or are interested in the Freedom of Information Act UK 2000.

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