Would you like a professional position in a library or information service? Are you seeking to develop your opportunities and expertise in this area? This course is aimed at staff working in all areas of the library and information sector. It develops your professional knowledge and helps to create the next generation of librarians across Wales. You will normally be progressing from PDA Applications of ICT in Libraries Level 7 and 8 (Wales Level 4 and 5). The two FdA modules, ‘Library Information and Communication Technology 1 and 2’ are mapped to these Awards, meaning that only 80 new credits are studied at Level 4, and 90 new credits at Level 5. This Foundation Degree offers a well-rounded variety of modules, covering a range of key topics. It provides you with the opportunity to secure a recognised academic qualification, whilst also developing your existing library and information skills. The course is designed to enhance your employability and prepare you for additional professional responsibilities. It aims to develop skills that employers in the library and information sector are actively looking for, including skills of leadership and management, customer service provision and library-specific ICT. You will learn about contemporary theories and approaches relating to the library and information sector. This theoretical material is combined with practical, vocational activity, which puts your learning into practice and builds on your existing experience. The programme caters to staff of school, academic, health or other specialist libraries, as well as those working in regular, public libraries. This is achieved partly through guest speakers, who will share their expertise and experience with you. Whichever area of the library and information sector you work in, this course develops the skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career.
How to apply
To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Scottish Qualifications Autuority PDA Applications of ICT in Libraries Levels 7 and 8 (equivalent to Levels 4 and 5) Students need to be currently working in a library or information service Students not currently employed in the sector need to secure a suitable temporary or voluntary placement Good proficiency in Welsh/English, with equivalent GCSE grade C or above
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Additional entry requirements
Important Entry Requirement & Application Update College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020. Interviews: Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time. Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.
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Fees and funding
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