Diploma in Archives and Records Management

Course Overview

This Diploma in Records and Archives Management course is designed to equip an individual with competencies for setting up records and archives management. It further aims at equipping the individual with competencies for managing information creation and collection,  managing organization records and archives, managing electronic records, preserving organization archives and records, managing archives and records unit, conducting research in archives and records management, performing archiving management, and conducting records disposal.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the theoretical underpinnings of this field and apply them in practice.
  • Understand the nature of information and how it’s created, organized, and distributed.
  • Communicate effectively with information users and team members.
  • Assess the impact emerging technologies has on this profession.
  • Understand issues in the ethical use of information and demonstrate how ethical practices may be followed in the workplace.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to Archives and Record Management
  • Processing Records and Archives
  • Reference and User Services
  • Preservation Management
  • Storing, Retrieving, and Numeric Management
  • Electronic File Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Common Methods of Records Transfer
  • Lifecycle of Electronic Records


There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), a research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

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

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 6 months

Language: English

Target Audience: Global

Format: Online and Distance Learning 


Email: info@actionafricainstitute.org

Website: www.actionafricainstitute.org

Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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