Certificate In Records And Archives Management

Certificate In Records And Archives Management (CRAM) is offered as a CRAFT I course examined by Uwezo College. A certificate of completion is issued upon completion of this course. For more information about this course, use the tabs below to navigate.

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Entry Requirements

Grade D- and above in KCSE

Duration: 9 Months

Delivery Method: Online

Fee Structure

Course Fee Breakdown

Trimester 1

Registration FeeKES 1,000.00
Examination and Certification FeeKES 1,000.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 23,000.00
Total: KES 26,000.00

Trimester 2

Registration Fee-
Examination and Certification Fee-
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 23,000.00
Total: KES 24,000.00

Other Mandatory Course Requirements

Before registering for the course, please make sure that you read the following and understand:

  • Access to a Computer or Device: You'll need a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone with internet connectivity to access the online course materials.

  • Internet Connection: A stable internet connection is necessary for streaming lectures, downloading materials, and participating in online discussions.

  • Registration Information: Personal details might be required for registration, including your name, email address, contact information, and sometimes proof of identification.

  • Prerequisite Skills or Qualifications: Some courses might have prerequisites, like previous educational qualifications or specific skills. Check the course description for any prerequisites.

  • Basic Computer Skills: Basic computer skills are usually required to navigate the online learning platform, access materials, and submit assignments.

  • Time Commitment: Be aware of the time commitment required for the course, including deadlines for assignments, quizzes, or exams.

  • Language Proficiency: Ensure you are comfortable with the language used in the course materials. Some courses might be offered in languages other than your native language.

  • Software or Tools: Specific software or tools might be needed for certain courses. Check the course requirements for any software or tools needed and ensure you have access to them.

Course Units/Overview

Below is a breakdown of the units trained under this course

Trimester 1
CRAM101Introduction To Library And Information Science
CRAM102Introduction To Computers
CRAM103Introduction To Database Systems
CRAM104Introduction To Multimedia Sources And Services
CRAM105Introduction To Records And Archives
CRAM106Introduction To Organization Of Knowledge
Trimester 2
CRAM201Internet And Information Services
CRAM202Introduction To Management Of Library And Information Centres
CRAM203Records Management
CRAM204Organization Of Knowledge-Classification
CRAM205Organization Of Knowledge-Cataloguing
CRAM206Information Communication And Mass Media

Course Description

Certificate in Records and Archives Management

Course Description:

The Certificate in Records and Archives Management offered by Uwezo College is an immersive and comprehensive 8-month program designed to provide individuals with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills essential for managing records and archives effectively. This course integrates theoretical understanding with hands-on applications, equipping participants for diverse roles in the dynamic field of information management. This certificate caters to individuals aspiring to embark on or advance their careers in records management, archives, information centers, and information services. It's suitable for those interested in organizing, preserving, and managing information in various organizational settings.

The Certificate in Records and Archives Management is a comprehensive program designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to manage records and archives effectively. The course covers a wide range of topics, including records management principles and practices, archives management, digital preservation, and information governance. The program is designed to provide students with practical skills and hands-on experience, with a focus on developing their critical thinking, research, and communication skills. Students will have access to high-quality learning materials, including online lectures, e-books, and other multimedia resources, as well as a dedicated team of tutors and support staff who are available to assist them with any questions or concerns they may have.

Upon completion of the program, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue a career in records and archives management. They will have a solid understanding of records management principles and practices, as well as the ability to manage archives effectively and ensure the long-term preservation of digital records. The Certificate in Records and Archives Management is an excellent choice for anyone looking to start a career in this important and growing field.

Entry Requirements:

Prospective students must meet the prerequisite of a minimum grade of D- in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) to qualify for admission into this certificate program.

Study Duration: 8 Months

Key Areas of Training:

The curriculum of the Certificate in Records and Archives Management covers essential aspects pivotal for effective records and archives management:

  • Introduction to Library and Information Science
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Introduction to Multimedia Sources and Services
  • Introduction to Records and Archives
  • Introduction to Organization of Knowledge
  • Internet and Information Services
  • Introduction to Management of Library and Information Centers
  • Records Management
  • Organization of Knowledge - Classification
  • Organization of Knowledge - Cataloguing
  • Information Communication and Mass Media

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of this certificate program will find a multitude of career opportunities in the realm of records and archives management:

  1. Records Management: Roles in managing physical and digital records in various sectors such as government offices, corporations, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions.

  2. Archives Management: Positions in preserving and organizing historical records, manuscripts, and artifacts in museums, libraries, and heritage institutions.

  3. Information Management: Opportunities in information centers, libraries, and information services focusing on cataloging, database management, and information retrieval.

  4. Digital Archiving: Roles in managing digital archives, digital preservation, and information systems in the context of evolving technological advancements.

Program Goals:

The Certificate in Records and Archives Management aims to equip participants with foundational knowledge and practical skills required for efficient records and archives management. The curriculum focuses on teaching organizational skills, information retrieval techniques, and technological competencies necessary for effective information management.

Upon completion, graduates will possess the expertise and practical insights to contribute effectively to records management practices in diverse industries, supporting organizational efficiency and information accessibility.

Course Instructor(s)


Examining Body

Uwezo College


Why Study at Uwezo College

Uwezo College is your ideal choice for quality education and career success. With full licensing from TVET, serving as an examination centre for KNEC and NITA, and being an approved training centre for KASNEB courses, we offer the most comprehensive and accredited education. Our track record of producing top-performing graduates who excel in the job market sets us apart. When you choose Uwezo College, you're making a commitment to your future, ensuring you receive the finest education, expert guidance, and a competitive edge in today's competitive job market. Join us and secure your path to success.

The following are reasons why you should make Uwezo College as the choice for your studies:

  • We are a TVET Technical and Business College fully registered with the Ministry of Education
  • We have a robust e-learnig platform
  • We have qualified, competent and committed lecturers
  • Guaranteed attachment
  • We have free high speed Internet connectivity
  • Affordable fees
  • Recognition by international bodies
  • Resourceful e-libary
  • We have clean and spacious hostels
  • We provide job linkages

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