Library, Information & Archive Services Apprenticeship - LMP

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Short Courses

Course Overview

Learn how to help people using places like libraries and archives to find the information and resources they need

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Apprenticeship level

Level 3 advanced

Typical duration

20 months



Assessment method

Knowledge test





LIAS Assistants support society through anticipating, determining, stimulating and satisfying the needs of existing and potential users for access to information in an ethical and fair or appropriate manner

The role may act as a gateway to further career and training opportunities, including, but not limited to: Senior Librarian, Librarian, Archive Coordinator

Librarian, Archive Assistant, Archive Officer

Receive 10 certificates typically including Sustainability in Business, Admin & Digital Careers, DSE Risk Assessment, GDPR, Planning and Allocating, Work Principles of Internet Safety

LIAS Assistants support society through anticipating, determining, stimulating and satisfying the needs of existing and potential users for access to information in an ethical and fair or appropriate manner

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Library, Information & Archive Services Apprenticeship


  • The organisation’s place within the wider, national library, archive, knowledge and information management sector and the regulations regarding information use such as copyright, intellectual property, licensing and data protection.
  • The nature of information and the value of its various forms, i.e. primary and secondary sources, print and digital (including databases); current, semi-current and archival.
  • The management of information resources and the importance of organising information, e.g. labelling, storing and the role of catalogues and search tools.
  • The methods for storing analogue and digital collections and which media serves the purposes best, e.g. packaging of physical resources, use of online repositories.
  • The means of acquiring, maintaining, disposing of and locating documents, according to the organisation’s collection management guidelines and legal obligations.
  • The nature of knowledge, intellectual capital and the social networks through which they are shared and exploited.

  • Use information management processes to store, manage and retrieve records and data to support collaboration, exploitation and the organisation’s Information Management (IM) practices.
  • Describe and arrange material/resources, by observing and applying identified cataloguing standards in order to create online catalogues and other finding aids to meet users’ needs.
  • Employ information retrieval techniques to identify and use relevant media and systems, e.g. searching online databases, catalogues or physical stores, and EDRMS (electronic document record management systems).
  • Perform preservation (analogue/physical and digital) practices to keep collections physically safe using institutional/sector guidelines, and supporting work that provides digital access by creating alternatives that meet a range of user requirements.
  • Use enquiry techniques to clarify and meet users’ information requirements and manage expectations.

  • Adaptable to change, solutions focused and practise in an ethical and legal manner.
  • Respect for the integrity of information items and for the intellectual effort of those who created them.
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative within the boundaries of specific tasks and work collaboratively with others.

  • Recognised Qualification.
  • Access to a LMP Tutor providing 1-2-1 support throughout your apprenticeship.
  • LIAS Apprenticeship, provides a pathway to career progression with opportunities for advancements within the company or industry upon completion.


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