You will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence in working in a library, archives and/or records management role. The portfolio can be presented as a traditional paper based file or as an electronic file using our e-portfolio.
The course is made up of 8 mandatory units as follows:
Creating and maintaining a user focused 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 libraries, archives or information service organisation
Understanding a libraries, archives and information services environment
The course is assessed through the production of reports with supporting evidence, observation of the student working in the libraries, archives or information services organisation, questioning of the students’ knowledge in this area and testimony from the students’ workplace on their work.
No formal entry requirements but students must be working in this environment already to be able to provide the evidence required. A job analysis will be carried out with a member of the assessment team before a place on programme is confirmed.