Advanced Certificate in Library & Information Services

SUMMARY

Level
Advanced Certificate(MNQF Level 4)
Duration
1 year(2 Semesters)
Modes
Available Modes (Full-Time)
Course Fee
Course FeeMVR 7,785

current Intake

current Intake
August Intake 2024
Campus
Male' (Full-Time)

Overview

A chance to equip yourself to be a librarian. The Advanced Certificate in Library and Information Services aims to prepare individuals to work as library technicians, especially in school libraries. The program is now available in block mode and will be covered in one year. The students will be evaluated through take home assignments and end of semester examinations. The course will provide students with information management skills along with numerous additional skills relative to the field. This profession is ideal for those who love to be surrounded with information and knowledge and also those who love to assist others in their quest for learning. After the successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to enroll for the Diploma in Library and Information Services course.

Entry Requirements

General Entry

  • i) Three passes in GCE O' Level/IGCSE/SSC or equivalent; OR
  • ii) Attainment of a Level 3 qualification OR

Alternative Entry

  • i) 18 years old and 1 year work experience AND Ability to communicate in the language of instruction

General Notes

  • Entry requirements are indicative. Depending on the sequence and the number of applications received, all qualifying students may not gain entry.
  • Circumstances may require the University to defer or cancel some courses, especially when the minimum class size (10 for certificate & diploma courses, 15 for Degrees courses) is not achieved.
  • Passes at GCE OL/SSC and HSC is considered to be grades "C" or above and passes at GCE AL is considered to be the grades "E" or above.

Structure

Semester 1

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
IST001
Cataloging & Classifications for Beginners (CORE)
870
IST003
Collection Maintenance (CORE)
870
GEN001
Study Skills (CORE)
870
ENG017
English 1 (CORE)
870
Semester Total
3,480

Semester 2

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
MGT001
Office Administration (CORE)
1,320
IST005
Library Client Services (CORE)
870
IST007
Library Display & Promotion (CORE)
870
CPT101
Computer Applications (CORE)
1,245
Semester Total
4,305
Course Total 120 CP
Total: 7,785

Careers

• Can work or lead in school, corporate or specialist libraries at level IV Civil Service. • Easily transferable skills to various occupations in people oriented or information management related fields.