Certificate in Archives Administration and Records Management


The purpose of this qualification will provide learners with an entry level qualification in the archival and recording keeping field with the necessary underpinning theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for them to apply the required technical expertise in the administration and safekeeping of archives and records. The need for ensuring that records are kept has become increasingly important and applies to a wide range of sectors and industries. Archiving and record keeping professionals should continue to seek out better ways to meet the ever-changing need of identifying, storing, retrieving, preserving and conserving both information and items through well-structured record classification systems and record keeping systems, while keeping pace with changes in the technological field.

A learner acquiring this qualification will be able to show responsibility, and independently and effectively manage themselves in the specific culture of the archives and records management environment. In effect, the learners will ensure the effective delivery of relevant and appropriate archives and records management services within the framework of prescribed legislation.

Course Content

Module 1 Records Management

Unit 1 Concept of Records Management

Unit 2 Records Management Processes

Unit 3 Records Storage

Unit 4 Records Filling System

Unit 5 Records Disposition

Modules 2 Archives

Unit 1 Concepts of Archives

Unit 2 Types of Archives

Unit 3 History of Archives

Module 3 Archive Management

Unit 1 Principles of Archives

Unit 2 Theory of Archive Management

Unit 3 Archival Practice

Unit 4 Arrangement and Description of Archives (Part One)

Unit 5 Arrangement and Description of Archives (Part Two)


There are three assignments (continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 70%, while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued with a Certificate and a course transcript.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Language: English

Target Audience: Global

Format: Online and Distance Learning 

Cost: $300



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