Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials Tutorial prior to placement
Other 2 week placement within suitable organisation


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Brief description

Rather than introducing a large amount of new content, the aim of this module is to provide guidance to the students in the application of the knowledge they have gained through the taught programme elements by carrying out a project based on their placement.


Unit 1: Your organisation: consideration of the raison d'etre of the organisation, its shape and size, functions and processes, culture, political environment, external influences and legislative influences.
Unit2: The records: assess how they are managed, how well the current records management system is meeting the organizational needs.
Unit 3:The RM process: formats, access, appraisal and preservation
Unit 4: Strategies for Action: analysis and understanding, strategy itself, persuasion and change.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Interviewing members of the organisation to locate and assemble the necessary data; presentation by written formal report.
Improving own Learning and Performance Reflection on own ability to carry out the required methodologies within working environment
Information Technology Application of IT skills in the presentation of data
Personal Development and Career planning Increased awareness of current issues surrounding the management of recorded information and strategies for addressing them (critical skills for modern information management professionals)
Problem solving Analysis of organizational recordkeeping problems in comparison with best practice, recommendations for applicable solutions
Research skills Review of best practice, involving gathering techniques and summative skills.
Subject Specific Skills Development of analytical skills in the synthesis of theory and practice of the management of recorded information


This module is at CQFW Level 7