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The award
Cert HE

How long you will study
2 years

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How you will study
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Course starts
February, April, October

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About Computing and IT at The Open University

This certificate will help you to understand some of the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques underlying computing and IT while integrating mathematical ideas into your everyday thinking. Technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise and play - and computing and IT skills are increasingly essential in today's workplace. This certificate will give you a starting point for a wide variety of IT-related careers.

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

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