Module Information

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Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Records Management Manual  3,000 words max.  100%

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • define records management and state how you would set up a records management programme;
  • describe how you would assess organisational needs and develop control over the records;
  • discuss active records management;
  • outline semi-active records management

Brief description

Records created in the course of all organisations represent a basic tool of business or administrative transactions as well as an essential information resource for effective continuation of the business. The value and the use of recoreded information is dependent upon the ability to retireve appropriate infrormtion when required and , thus, on good management of the records themselves.
Records Management addresses the need for a systematic approach to managing this information resource throughout its life cycle, from creation to final disposition. It is a professsional discipline which is primarily concerned with the management of document-based information systems, but must increasingly take account of electronic media; it encompasses a range of stages and purposes within a systematic management process, based on principles of regular review and a controlled retention/destruction programme


This module is at CQFW Level 7