Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Producer: Learning Nexus

Duration: 1 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 6-month licence.
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Overview

CPD Certified - contributes 1 point towards your CPD.

The purpose of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)Act 2002 is to give people increased access to the wealth of information held by public bodies and government departments in Scotland.

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 the background to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2000, deal with requests for information and recognise exemptions to the Act.

This course is for any employee of a public body or government department in Scotland.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on successful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses

Topics

This course is designed to teach the learner:

- The purpose and aims of the Act
- The benefits of the Act for individuals, public bodies and government departments
- The different types of request for information under the Act
- Time limits and charges associated with a request
- How to deal with a request
- Exemptions under the Act

Objectives

On completion of this course the learner will be able to understand the background to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, deal with requests for information and recognise exemptions to the Act.

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