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Certificate In Archiving and Records Management Online Course

Discover the Basic Elements of Records Management Programs

Discover the Basic Elements of Records Management Programs and Different Ways to Manage Records

Every organization is responsible for maintaining records. The ability to create, organize, and maintain records and archives is essential to success. Correct records keeping will not only offer liability protection; it will also increase efficiency and productivity. To put it simply, maintaining records and archives will improve the bottom line. 

Records are in every organization. From purchasing receipts to tax documents to communications, they need to be identified and managed properly. The method of records management that a company uses should be tailored to fit the needs of the organization. There are, however, some basic concepts in most records management systems.  

By the end of this Archiving and Records Management Online Course, you will be able to:

  • Define records and archives
  • Analyze records in context
  • Classify records
  • Understand different systems
  • Maintain and convert records

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Understanding Records

  • What is Records Management? 
  • Defining Records 
  • Archives vs. Records 
  • Life Cycle

Module Three: Management of Records

  • What Is and Is Not a Record? 
  • Record Programs
  • Management of Systems 
  • Developing Standards

Module Four: Context I

  • Techniques for Analyzing Records 
  • Collecting Information 
  • Organizational Needs 
  • Legal Demands

Module Five: Context II

  • Routine Process 
  • Creative Process 
  • System Analysis 
  • Records Survey

Module Six: Classification

  • Functionality 
  • Prioritize 
  • Assess and Review 
  • Develop a Tool

Module Seven: Paper-Based Systems

  • Arranging and Grouping 
  • Building Files 
  • Elementary & Intermediate 
  • Metadata

Module Eight: Electronic Records

  • Classifying 
  • Folders and Directories 
  • Groupings 
  • Metadata

Module Nine: Hybrid Systems

  • Routine Processes 
  • Creative Processes 
  • Design 
  • Limitations

Module Ten: Appraisals & Systems

  • Taxonomy of Values 
  • Macro Appraisal
  • Strategy & Criteria 
  • Document & Review Decisions

Module Eleven: Record Maintenance

  • Paper 
  • Electronic 
  • Create Archives 
  • Conversion

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

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16 January 2019 01:40:29 PM

This was a really good course, great for anyone even young people with disabilities.

16 January 2019 01:19:01 AM

Very easy to follow

16 January 2019 01:12:26 AM

I am very happy with the set-out of the course. It is very easy to follow, and make solid progress with.

16 January 2019 12:29:28 AM

Very helpful

15 January 2019 06:14:46 PM

Not bad its quite encouraging

15 January 2019 12:47:37 PM

Working online for this course was easy to understand and to do.

15 January 2019 12:47:06 PM


14 January 2019 07:37:07 PM

Definitely well worth completing

14 January 2019 08:58:10 AM

Amazing. Learnt so much that I can apply to my everyday.

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Thank you for giving me the personal success program with my package, it is very inspiring and very motivational, I do recommend that everyone does this as extra help for their courses.

12 January 2019 10:56:46 AM

Very thought provoking, giving simple but effective tools to make change. Would recommend.

11 January 2019 04:47:44 PM

I found the course substantial and interesting as it held my attention. It was easy to read and the examples in the video clips appropriate.

9 January 2019 11:51:02 AM

good course, definitely some handy tips on being organized that will improve my skills in the work place

9 January 2019 04:20:19 AM

Awsome course .enjoyed doing this online course

8 January 2019 10:47:37 PM

Loved that course, it is very positive and i feel so happy to start a new course. I know now i can do everithing ,and can learn so much to be a happy person .I work in a child care and the children make me so happy and this is my purpose to help them to have a good start in live .

8 January 2019 06:50:32 AM

Modules are easy to read and understand

7 January 2019 07:32:35 PM

I found this course to be extremely helpful in assisting me to be organised on a daily basis, and also for the future.

7 January 2019 08:17:18 AM

I loved this part of the course as I am a very organized person so this just reiterated what I knew and served as a good reminder.

4 January 2019 09:59:02 AM


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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 020AARMOC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6-8 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate