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Grwp Llandrillo Menai

Library and Information Management

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


There are no formal academic requirements for the course aside from an ability to work at HE level. A previous library qualification, eg Libraries Archives and Information Services Certificate or Diploma is desirable but not essential. Students holding the Applications of ICT in LIbraries qualification at level 7 will be accredited for the Library Information Communication Technology 1 and Introduction to Professional Practice modules. Students holding the Applications of ICT in LIbraries qualification at level 8 will be accredited for the Library Information Communication Technology 2 and Training and Support in a Library Context modules. Students holding the Higher Apprenticeship in Cultural Heritage Management will be accredited for the Information Sources and Collection Management modules.

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Course option

3.0years

Part-time | 2021

Subject

Librarianship

Would you like a professional position in a library or information service? Are you seeking to develop your opportunities and expertise in this area? This course is aimed at staff working in all areas of the library and information sector. It develops your professional knowledge and helps to create the next generation of librarians across Wales.

You will normally be progressing from PDA Applications of ICT in Libraries Level 7 and 8 (Wales Level 4 and 5). The two FdA modules, ‘Library Information and Communication Technology 1 and 2’ are mapped to these Awards, meaning that only 80 new credits are studied at Level 4, and 90 new credits at Level 5.

This Foundation Degree offers a well-rounded variety of modules, covering a range of key topics. It provides you with the opportunity to secure a recognised academic qualification, whilst also developing your existing library and information skills. The course is designed to enhance your employability and prepare you for additional professional responsibilities. It aims to develop skills that employers in the library and information sector are actively looking for, including skills of leadership and management, customer service provision and library-specific ICT.

You will learn about contemporary theories and approaches relating to the library and information sector. This theoretical material is combined with practical, vocational activity, which puts your learning into practice and builds on your existing experience.

The programme caters to staff of school, academic, health or other specialist libraries, as well as those working in regular, public libraries. This is achieved partly through guest speakers, who will share their expertise and experience with you.

Whichever area of the library and information sector you work in, this course develops the skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career.

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Course location:

Coleg Llandrillo - Rhos on Sea

Department:

Management and Business

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