MSc Records Management and Information Rights

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MSc Records Management and Information Rights - delivered fully online for UK and international students by the Centre for Archives and Information Studies, (CAIS) University of Dundee. This internationally renowned programme combines four core modules with a choice of over 25 optional modules. Modules last for 15 weeks (20 credits) or seven weeks (10 credits). There are three entry points a year in January, May and September. Students also attend a compulsory study school in September or January if they are resident in the UK. Alternative arrangements are made for international students who are not able to attend in person. This degree can be completed in 2.5-5 years.

CAIS also offers short part-time distance learning courses which can be taken for continuing professional development.

Full details are available from the Centre for Archives and Information Studies, University of Dundee - http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cais/‌

Act Now Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information (Scotland)

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Provided by Act Now Training , the Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information (Scotland) is a qualification for those who work with Freedom of Information and the Environmental Information Regulations in Scotland.

The course takes place over four days (one day per week) and involves lectures, assessments and exercises. This is followed by online sessions and a written exam. Candidates are then required to complete a project to achieve the certificate.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate that they possess a good knowledge of Freedom of Information and other information laws as they apply in Scotland, as well as an understanding of the practical implications for their organisation.

The Certificate is the only external qualification endorsed by the Centre for Freedom of Information.

The training approach and course documentation reflect the distinctiveness of our Scottish FoI regime. In particular the practical elements of the course will improve delegates' ability to deal with the increasingly complex information requests received by Scottish public authorities." Kevin Dunion

Full details available at http://www.actnow.org.uk/content/121