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Managing Knowledge and Information

Course Code: FPC1058

Level: 4
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 17 weeks
When you'll study: Wednesdays, 3.30pm - 5.00pm

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About the course

Are you harnessing all the knowledge and talent within your business?  Do you know where the gaps are and how to address them? As we move more towards an increasingly knowledge-based economy, the ability to manage knowledge becomes a matter of competitive survival. This module looks at knowledge management from a human resource, information systems and practitioner perspective to aid planning and decision making. After completing this part-time 17-week course, you’ll be able to define knowledge management, identify ways to discover knowledge internally and externally, recognise the difficulties associated with knowledge management and classify cultural implications. You’ll also be in a better position to assess sharing processes, consider intellectual capital and learn about sources of information/data collection, strategic perspectives, and change management. This course leads to a Certificate in Managing Knowledge and Information awarded by Plymouth University.

What you'll learn
  • Define knowledge management
  • Identify ways to discover knowledge internally and externally
  • Recognise the difficulties associated with knowledge management
  • Classify the cultural implications
  • Assess the sharing processes
  • Intellectual capital
  • Learning organisations
  • Sources of information/data collection
  • Strategic perspectives
  • Change management
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but you should have relevant work experience.


This module will be assessed by coursework only.

What's next?

On successful completion of this module you may progress to a range of other CPD modules at the College. Three modules equate to a Certificate of Professional Development Award.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.