Records Management Training

Records management is crucial to all organisations: unless records are managed efficiently, it is not possible to conduct business, to account for what has happened in the past or to make decisions about the future, thus Records managers must manage organisational information so that it is timely, accurate, complete, cost-effective, accessible and useable. Better information, at the right time, makes better business.

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information mentioned in this article, the author can accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions. In any case, prospective students must communicate with the Institutions listed in that guide to check programme details.

Here are some options for Training:

Distance learning:

United Kingdom

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

MSc Records Management

Two year distance learning programme.

This is the ideal course for those already working in the records or an allied information profession who want to consolidate their current professional role and/or enhance their future career development.

BSc (Hons) Information and Records Management

Two year part-time distance learning programme.

The programme seeks to respond to the needs of employers and employees by providing a work-based learning degree for staff involved in records management. Its work based distance delivery provides a valuable opportunity for individuals and groups to study for an undergraduate university qualification using the work-base as a learning platform, utilising existing skills, knowledge, previous qualifications and relevant work experience.

University of Dundee

Records Management and Digital Preservation (UK and International)

Records Management and Information Rights

Degree Length of study
Distance Learning  
MSc 2.5 – 5 years  
PGDiploma 2.5 – 5 years  
PGCertificate 2.5 – 5 years  


University of Wales at Aberystwyth

Records and Information Management (MSc Econ) *NEW*



Curtin University of Technology

Records Management – Graduate Certificate

In this course you will be given an introduction to the concepts and practices of efficient, effective and accountable recordkeeping in a variety of organisational contexts.


Online Courses

ARMA International

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, ARMA International’s online courses are your gateway to convenient and flexible online training.


University of Toronto

Faculty of Information Studies – Professional Learning Centre

courses are delivered entirely over the Internet. There is no need to interrupt your busy schedule to attend classes – you participate on your own time, at your own pace

Gatlin Education Services

Records Management Certificate

This power-packed program will teach you how to manage electronic records and conquer the paper pile-up.

Free online Courses

The Joint Information Systems Committee [JISC]

Electronic records management training package

The World Bank Group

Records Management Learning Program


About national archives

Acquires public and private records of enduring value regardless of format. Cares for and preserve records acquired according to international archival standards. Provides guidance and technical advice on the management of public records. Provides secondary storage facilities to Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments for semi-active records. Provides access to information from our holdings through our Reference Facility. Provides advice on the preservation of records, including disaster recovery.
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