This certificate will provide you with a wide-ranging introduction to physics and its applications, covering classical mechanics, thermal physics, fields, waves, relativity, and quantum physics of solids, atoms and nuclei - setting many of them in their historical context. It will also introduce experimental physics.
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.