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Libraries, Archives and Information Services Level 3 Diploma at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

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

The Level 3 (diploma) is designed for staff who have a minimum of 2 years experience of working in a library or information unit.

Course content

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

You will need to complete four mandatory units and a range of optional units (up to 27 credits):                                                                         

  • Approaches to the organisation of information and/or material
  • Supporting users to make use of digital resources
  • Supporting users to make use of digital resources
  • Creating and maintaining a user-focussed environment
  • Creating and maintaining a user-focussed environment
  • Helping users to obtain access to information and/or material
  • Helping users to obtain access to information and/or material
  • Promoting Libraries, Archives and Information Services
  • Providing induction and orientation activities for users
  • Engaging with the wider community
  • Family History
  • Health Information
  • Local Studies
  • Palaeography
  • Reader Development
  • Allocating and checking work in a team
  • Developing productive working relationships with colleagues
  • Issuing information and/or material
  • Leading a team
  • Locating and replacing information and/or material
  • Managing own resources and professional development
  • Protecting, securing and copying information and/or material
  • Understanding the Libraries, Archives and Information Services environment
  • Understanding the Libraries, Archives and Information Services environment
  • Understanding the Libraries, Archives and Information Service organisation
  • Understanding the Libraries, Archives and Information Service organisation

Up to 21 credits can be brought forward from the Level 2 certificate and used towards this qualification. 

No whole award is available at Level 4 but learners will be able to use the credits from these units towards a HE qualification.

Entry requirements

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

Assessment

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

Future opportunities

Once you have completed the course you could go onto study for:

  • Professional Development Award (PDA) Applications of ICT in Libraries Level 7 (Wales Level 4)
  • Professional Development Award (PDA) Application of ICT in Libraries Level 8 (Wales Level 5)
  • Foundation Degree (FdA) Library and Information Management

Career opportunities

  • Archivist
  • Health & Medical Information Manager
  • Librarian

 

Further information

Bilingual:
Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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