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A microcredential course in information management has become the first of its kind in the world to be recognised by a professional association.

The course is provided by The University of Glasgow with financial backing from the Scottish Funding Council’s Upskilling Initiative. The 10 week programme has now been accredited by CILIP (the UK’s library and information association).

James Dunphy, Director of Access, Learning and Outcomes at the Scottish Funding Council, said: “We are delighted to have supported the development of this course.  Our Upskilling Fund is enabling universities to respond in an agile, dynamic and responsive way to the changing world of work, new job roles and skills needs. 

“The University of Glasgow’s Introduction to Information Management course is a prime example of the type of course this Fund is intended to support, and we congratulate the course leaders on this fantastic achievement.”

Professor Moira Fischbacher-Smith, Vice-Principal of Learning and Teaching at the University of Glasgow, said: 

“The Scottish Funding Council funding initiative has enabled us to develop new provision to support employers and employees in the workplace. 

“This fantastic news of CILIP accreditation is a testament to the skills-focused approach and hard work of University of Glasgow colleagues. This accredited addition to our portfolio of microcredentials recognises the importance of furthering quality information and enriching lives through knowledge and education. I’m very grateful to colleagues in the College of Arts who have created this new course.”

The course will welcome a second cohort of students in spring 2023.