Category Archives: ISEB

Practitioner Certificate in FOISA: Review of First Year

Act Now Training is pleased to report that it has completed a very successful first year of delivering the Practitioner Certificate in the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Four courses were delivered in 2013 with very strong candidates from … Continue reading

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New Practical Data Protection Qualification

Act Now Training Limited is pleased to announce the launch of the Act Now Data Protection Practitioner Certificate. This is a new qualification for those who work with Data Protection and privacy issues on a day-to-day basis. With an emphasis … Continue reading

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FOISA Practitioner Course: A Successful Candidate’s Observations

Donald Maclean, Freedom of Information and Data Protection Officer at Perth College, recently successfully completed our certificated course; the Practitioner Certificate in the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Here Donald shares his experience and tips for future delegates: I … Continue reading

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BCS Data Protection Course – How I Passed

Sarah Browne, Information Compliance and Records Management Assistant at Greater Manchester Police, recently passed the BCS (ISEB) Certificate in Data Protection exam with Act Now. These are her top tips for passing: Give up any notions of a social life … Continue reading

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Scottish Information Commissioner’s Annual Report

The Scottish Information Commissioner has published her annual report for 2012/13.  Key facts are as follows: The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner (OSIC) received 594 FOI appeals in the year. This was an increase of 14% on last year, … Continue reading

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At Last! A Certificated Course for Scottish FOI Practitioners

For years Scottish Freedom of Information practitioners did not have a Scottish FOI qualification that they could study for. Unlike their counterparts in England and Wales, the BCS (formerly ISEB) FOI course is not suitable as it concentrates on the … Continue reading

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New Certificated FOISA Course: What the Tutor Saw

Act Now runs a Practitioner Certificate in the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – the inaugural course has been completed, the second one is currently running, and two more are scheduled for October and December. The course is endorsed … Continue reading

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Doing BCS (ISEB) Courses? Top Tips from a Successful Candidate

I have been asked to write a blog on what I had learned from recently taking – and thankfully passing – the ISEB/BCS courses in FOIA and DPA. Maybe I internalised the legislation too much, but for some reason I … Continue reading

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Do You Want To Be Certified?

If you’re thinking about studying for the ISEB Certificate in Data Protection  or Freedom of Information to enhance your career prospects, there are a few things you should consider. It’s the only externally examined qualification in the sector specifically targeted … Continue reading

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