ICA is very pleased to launch its first online course ‘Introduction to Records Management’ The course offers a practical introduction to implementing the main elements of records management. It uses the PARBICA model policy, record plan and disposal schedule as a basis and explains how to tailor them to suit any organisation’s records management needs. Whilst the principles and concepts covered in the course are applicable to digital records, the focus is on paper-based records, particularly in the section on appraisal of non-current records.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
Define the terms “good governance”, “record” and “archives” and explain how recordkeeping underpins good governance
Describe roles and responsibilities for recordkeeping within organisations
Identify prerequisite criteria for establishing recordkeeping successfully in your organisation
Develop a record plan for core business or operational records in your own organisation
Define record plans and implement a recordkeeping policy
Define and implement a disposal schedule
Define disposal schedules for Common Administrative Functions for your own organisation’s administrative records
Define a record plan and obtain authorisation to carry out disposal actions
Identify, document and use recordkeeping requirements in your own organisation
Course characteristics
This course is available in English and French
Beginner and intermediate level
The course has 7 sections and includes downloadable presentations, documents and videos, plus quizzes for you to test your understanding. Together these sections amount to a total of 20 to 30 hours. You have three months to complete the full course
Course materials can be downloaded on to computers, smartphones and tablets and require an internet connection
ICA will issue a certificate once the final assessment has been completed, provided all quizzes have been passed with 60% of the answers being correct
Charge for the online course:
for ICA members €80
for non-members €100
Join ICA to take advantage of the reduced member rate 
For all your questions, please contact, Margaret Crockett, ICA Training Manager crockett@ica.org