Practitioner Certificate in Records Management


Practitioner Certificate in Records Management (PC.rm)


The Practitioner Certificate in Records Management ("PC.rm.") is the practical qualification for those that work in the fields of records management or information governance. Successful completion of the Practitioner Certificate in Records Management Programme demonstrates to employers and others that the candidate possesses a solid knowledge of, and competence in, records management practice.


Face to face trainingThe Programme

Individuals wishing to gain the qualification must complete the three elements of the Programme:

  • 3 days face-to-face teaching
  • study of course materials
  • the Examination

The tuition section of the Programme requires candidates to attend three one-day courses. Each course is held in several cities throughout the UK and Western Europe at various times of the year.


Examination is taken onlineExamination

The Examination is undertaken online, and consists partly of Multiple Choice Questions and partly of a Written Assignment.


The Fee

£1,495 plus VAT (fully inclusive of tuition, materials and the Examination).

Candidates who have already attended any of the three courses within the past four years are not required to attend them again - a discount of £300 per course already attended will be applied to the Programme fee.

A discount of 10% is available for each additional candidate from your organisation enrolling at the same time.

Syllabus & Examination Board

The Syllabus for the Practitioner Certificate in Records Management Programme is available for download here.

Information on the Members of the Examination Board is available here.


Further Information

If you have a query about the Programme, please:

  • visit the FAQs page
  • telephone PDP at +44 (0)207 014 3399
  • send us an This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Applications for the Programme can be made by


Dates of Upcoming Courses

  Compulsory Courses
Candidates must attend all 4 courses shown in the table below (click on the links to see the course descriptions which open in a new window)

Compulsory Courses City Date
Records Management 1
BrusselsWed 25 Nov 2020
LondonWed 02 Dec 2020
LondonWed 28 Apr 2021
ManchesterWed 19 May 2021
GlasgowMon 28 Jun 2021
CardiffWed 21 Jul 2021
BelfastMon 27 Sep 2021
ManchesterMon 22 Nov 2021
LondonWed 08 Dec 2021
Records Management 2
BrusselsThu 26 Nov 2020
LondonThu 03 Dec 2020
LondonThu 29 Apr 2021
ManchesterThu 20 May 2021
GlasgowTue 29 Jun 2021
CardiffThu 22 Jul 2021
BelfastTue 28 Sep 2021
ManchesterTue 23 Nov 2021
LondonThu 09 Dec 2021
Advanced Records Management
EdinburghFri 20 Nov 2020
BrusselsFri 27 Nov 2020
LondonWed 16 Dec 2020
LondonFri 30 Apr 2021
ManchesterFri 21 May 2021
GlasgowWed 30 Jun 2021
CardiffFri 23 Jul 2021
BelfastWed 29 Sep 2021
ManchesterWed 24 Nov 2021
LondonFri 10 Dec 2021


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Records Management Training Testimonials


“The knowledge of the trainer was excellent.”
Lindsay Campbell
Standard Life

“Extremely useful. Would recommend this course. Thanks very much.”
Jemma King
Public Health England

“I am going back with a lot of helpful information.”
Bethany Lancaster
YBS Group

“As a new person in Records Management, I found the course suited my level of knowledge. Felt encouraged to participate”
Kathryn Ward

“Very informative and gives new focus to records management tasks.”
Rachel Macleod
Shetland Islands Council

“I found the course very useful. Now to implement what I have learned at work.”
Rhona Scott
Perth & Kinross Council

“Very enjoyable.”
Mario Madden
Northern Ireland Policing Board

“Very helpful and thought provoking. Good to know that the problems I’m encountering are well-recognised. I’m not alone!”
Carol McDivitt
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service

“Thanks to John for an informative session”
Mary Clark
Buckles Solicitors LLP

“Very engaging trainer with a broad knowledge and extensive experience”
Dan Palmer-Dunk
University of Hull