Archives and Records Management

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 2 years

About Archives and Records Management programme

Records management is responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records, including processes for capturing and maintaining evidence of and information about business activities and transactions in the form of records.

We all rely on information to help us work effectively and to build knowledge for ourselves and the Organization. Records management is the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use, and disposition of records. Records management is the process of identifying and protecting evidence, which comes in the form of records.

Ultimately, records management ensures that institutional records of vital historical, fiscal, and legal value are identified and preserved, and that non-essential records are discarded in a timely manner according to established guidelines. Benefits of records management include more effective management of your current records (both paper and electronic); a reduced/eliminated level of record-keeping redundancies; reduced costs for records storage equipment and supplies; and increased usable office space through the elimination of unnecessary file storage. In addition, records management provides institutional accountability and timely access to information.

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

The course provides a first professional qualification in records management and archives.

Students of this programme develop an understanding of the processes of information handling and use within organisations.

Objectives of Archives and Records Management

This 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,
  • Electronic Records

Entry requirements for Archives and Records Management

  • KCSE Mean Grade C- or
  • Certificate of the same

Colleges offering Archives and Records Management

Archives and Records Management

Railway Training Institute (RTI)
Nairobi County