Libraries, Information and Archive Services Apprenticeship Level 3
Type: Apprenticeship
Entry Requirements:

Minimum GCSE grade 3 or equivalent in English and maths. If you do not hold a GCSE grade 4 or above, you will need to study and achieve level 2 functional skills in English and maths. You will complete an initial assessment in English and maths to identify your eligibility for the course.

These requirements may alter dependent on the needs of the employer.

Course Overview

Library, Information and Archive Services Assistant work with people from all parts of society and the workforce, providing essential digital and analogue information services – issuing and returning materials, organizing collections, answering research and information queries, improving customers’ literacy skills.

They also work directly with other colleagues who perform different organisation functions such as IT support, purchasing, marketing, human resources, legal services, building facilities etc.

What will I learn?

  • Organisational policies for handling information
  • How to acquire, receive, record, circulate and develop collections of physical and digital resources
  • How to provide access to information and related sources to meet users’ diverse requirements
  • How to promote content, collections and displays to highlight value and impact and sustain user interest
  • How to execute withdrawal of information and related resources from use and store or dispose of them safely and sustainably
  • How to tore and preserve information and collections safely and securely

How will the course be assessed?

A range of assessment methods will be used throughout the programme to support the progression and development of your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that are all relevant to the apprenticeship standard.

The apprenticeship standard will be achieved via externally assessed End Point Assessments.

This may include:

  • A knowledge test
  • A practical observation
  • A professional discussion
  • A project presentation
  • An interview

Materials and other information

• We have exceptionally strong links with Lancashire County Council’s Library and Archive Services
• Industry expert Assessors providing continuous support throughout the programme
• Employers have worked to cocreate the programme making it highly industry relevant

Progression and Careers

  • Academic Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Careers Information Officer
  • Information Officer
  • Public Librarian
  • Records Manager
  • Film and TV Archivist

Completion of this apprenticeship will lead to eligibility for the following professional recognition:

  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals for Certified Member (ACLIP)
  • Archive and Records Association for Foundation Member (FMARA)

Ready to apply?

Apply online or download an application form to become part of Nelson and Colne College.

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