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The award
Dip HE

How long you will study
4 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 Practice at The Open University

The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills to work with them, and you'll open up a huge variety of careers and other opportunities - from controlling processes to interfacing with customers and suppliers. This diploma is about acquiring skills and learning how to deploy them at work. Whether you want to gain confidence using and managing IT, grasp new opportunities or develop software solutions, there's a study route for you.

This qualification might be of particular interest to students living and working in Scotland. This programme of study is also offered as the Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice (X15).

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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