Is this course right for me?

Staff currently working in either the libraries, archives or records management sectors who desire a qualification to prove work-based competency.

The Level 2 certificate is designed as a starting point for staff who are relatively new to the Libraries, Archives and Information Service sector and/or to study at Level 2.

Entry requirements:

You must be currently employed in the Libraries, Archives or Records Management sector.

Delivery:

The course is delivered in the workplace. Online support is also available via Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment).

You will need to complete eight mandatory units:

  • Creating and maintaining a user-focussed environment
  • Helping users to obtain access to information and/or material
  • Issuing information and/or material
  • Locating and replacing information and/or material
  • Protecting, securing and copying information and/or material
  • Supporting users to make use of digital resources
  • Understanding a Library, Archives or Information Services organisation
  • Understanding the Libraries, Archives and Information Services environment

Assessment:

Work/competency-based assessment. Units are assessed by a portfolio of evidence, gathered from the learner’s work.

Progression:

  • Libraries Archives and Information Services Diploma Level 3.

Learners who have completed the certificate (Level 2) will be able to carry forward 21 credits to the diploma (Level 3).