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Archives and Records Management


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

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About Archives and Records Management

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.

Entry requirements for Archives and Records Management

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

Institutions offering Archives and Records 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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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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Railway Training Institute

Public College Likoni

Railways Training Institute, RTI is an institution that exists to provide practical and quality training in transport and logistics responsive to a dynamic market environment through research and...

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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

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