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QCF: Library, Archives and Information Services

Do you work in a library in the north east of England and want to develop your knowledge and skills and gain a qualification?


We offer nationally recognised QCF (Qualification & Credit Framework) credit-based awards at level 2 Certificate (30 credits) and level 3 Diploma (45 credits) in Libraries, Archives and Information Services to any library staff in the north east.


As a learner, you build up the qualification from a range of units with the support of your assessor, your line manager and your colleagues. Our assessors are qualified and experienced librarians and will work with you, face-to-face or by email to enable you to develop your electronic portfolio. Whether or not you are given time at work to do the qualification, you are likely to spend some of your own time on it.

These qualifications also map closely to other competency based assessments like the CILIP Framework and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.



These prices include registration, assessment, verification and certification.

  • Level 2 £855.00
  • Level 3 £955.00


Feedback from previous Learners 

“I really enjoyed doing the QCF, I had fantastic support from my assessor, line manager and colleagues.”

“I have started to catalogue and classify books and have taken on more responsibilities”

“I have really enjoyed doing this award and can honestly say I have no negative feedback in the whole process.”

“I have enjoyed my time on this QCF. It has given me insight into not just my own working environment, but also the similarities and differences of other LAIS.”


If you are a Library Manager interested in this award for paraprofessional staff or a Library Assistant interested in finding out more, please contact (Tel: 0191 293 2761)