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Certificate in Library and Information Science

Certificate in Library and Information Science(KNEC) trained at AIRADS college is aimed at advocating for quality skills in this field.

Certificate in Library and Information Science(KNEC) offered at African Institute of Research and Development Studies-AIRADS College.The business department is one of the pillars of any institution. A Librarian is responsible for the management of an institutional library. This course trained at AIRADS College is comprehensive and taught both theoretically and practically. There are many career opportunities in this field.

Library and information studies certificate programs cover a wide range of student needs and career goals. Their relatively short duration – often less than a year – allows students to quickly apply new skills to the workplace in both entry level and professional roles. Certificate programs generally include coursework centered on a specific topic. Depending on the level of study and goals of the program, students may be required to complete prerequisite courses in basic accounting or already have a degree.

This is an entry level program that is designed to introduce the student to library and information studies while equipping the student with practical skills that can be applied in the business world at an entry level.

This course is both modular and non-modular examined by KNEC.

Key Interest Skills required to pursue a career in this field

  • Planning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Numerical abilities
  • Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team spirit
  • Negotiation skills
  • Digital literacy
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Integrity as a quality
  • Library skills
  • Keep booking skills
  • filing skills
  • Record Keeping


Objective of this program is to prepare students to think critically and invent industry -based approaches to accounting. Students get to understand the record keeping  techniques and market expectations. In addition,they learn how to communicate effectively.

Why study this program
This program prepares one to job market at lower level.It also a bridge to the advance level in the field.

Careers Opportunities

  • Librarians
  • File managers
  • Bank filers
  • Museum officers
  • Researcher

Career Progression

After successful completion of Certificate in Library and Information Science(KNEC) ,a student can proceed for Diploma ,bachelor’s degree,master’s degree and Phd in related field.

Course Duration

This course takes an average of 4 terms (1 and half years ).

Mode of Study

  • Regular/full time
  • School based programme
  • Distance Learning
  • Weekend Classes
  • Part-time/Evening classes

Qualifications/Admission Requirements

  • KCSE aggregate Grade of D (plain) & Above,or any equivalent qualifications by KNEC

Examining Body


Course Requirements

The following requirements must be met for a student to qualify for KNEC exams in this course:

  • Must sit for at least 2 cats marked out of 30% ,and an end term exams marked out of 70% each term.
  • The candidate will be expected to proceed for industrial attachment as a requirement by KNEC for successful completion of the course.
  • A student must attend at least 80% of all the tutorial lectures.

KNEC Units for non modular course



Other Units

  • Communication Skills
  • Computing/ICT



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