Dealing with Requests for Information under the FOI Act


The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act is to give people increased access to the wealth of information held by public bodies and government departments.

The Act further aims to encourage increased openness and enable members of the public to understand how such organisations carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do, and how they spend public money. This course will enable learners to understand how to deal with FOI requests.



  • Explain how requests for information under the Publication Scheme, which is covered under section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act, work
  • Outline the process for individual requests for information, covered under section 1 of the Act
  • Explain how to request Environmental Information

Course Duration

10 minutes

Target Audience

  • All members of an organisation requiring a base level understanding of the subject.

Available in

  • Mixed media (audio/video elements with subtitles)

Delivered Via

  • Internet
Price: £25.00