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Higher Diploma

Archives and Record Management


Archives and Record Management is a 2 years Higher Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Archives and Record Management

The Higher National Diploma in Archives and Records Management offers a learning environment informed by industry and relevant professional practice. 

This course provides a first professional qualification in records management and  archives. Students develop an understanding of the processes of information handling and use within organisations.

The course offers further training in the areas of information handling, information management in the context of new technologies; as well as in data storage, retrieval and preservation.

Upon graduating, you will have a professionally accredited qualification for a career involving management of corporate information, including digital records; and managing historical archives for research and public access.

Career options:

  • archivist: authenticating and appraising historical documents and archival materials; maintaining accessible, retrievable computer archives and databases; locating new materials and organising their acquisition and display
  • records manager: managing the storage and maintenance organisational records; maintaining the legal requirements of record keeping and freedom of information; ensuring the responsible and appropriate disposal of records
  • librarian: managing and resourcing a branch library, a section of a large library, a small special library, or a research program; supervising and leading staff; providing expert advice on strategic information management; managing major projects such as information technology systems

Entry requirements for Archives and Record Management

The minimum entry requirements for the Higher National Diploma in Archives and Record Management are:

  • Pass in Diploma Level
  • Degree from a recognized university;
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

Institutions offering Archives and Record Management


Kenya Institute of Management

Private College Likoni

The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) is a professional management organization whose mission is to steer and champion excellence, integrity, and competitiveness in individuals and organizations throughout Africa and...

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Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies

Private College Nakuru Town East

Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (RVIBS) is a registered Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution situated in Nakuru County, Kenya.Our founding director, armed with over...

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Kenya Institute of Financial and Applied Management

Private College Starehe

Kenya Institute of Financial and Applied Management (Kifam) is a tertiary institution for professional training in business management, banking, finance, accountancy, hospitality, and social sciences.The college is managed...

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Aims College of Business and Technology

Private College Starehe

Aims College of Business and Technology (ACBT) is a centre of excellence in Business Management and Technology. It is accredited by TVETA and is an approved KNEC Centre...

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Kenya Technical Training College

Public College Westlands

The Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) is a Government Institution under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. KTTC was established with the primary objective of training...

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Equip Africa Institute

Private College Thika Town

Equip Africa Institute is a TVET accredited institution committed to competence, innovation, and excellence. The Institute offers high-quality competency-based diploma and certificate programs in various disciplines.Founded in 2016,...

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Objectives of Archives and Record Management

This Higher National Diploma in Archives and Records Management course intends to provide participants with the requisite knowledge to set-up, implement and maintain knowledge, records, archives, and information management systems for organisations and support archivists and records management in their professional duties.

Students will learn modules such as:

  • Introduction to Archives,
  • Conservation and Preservation,
  • Organisational Communication,
  • E Records,
  • Knowledge Management etc. 

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