Technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise and play – and computing and IT skills are increasingly essential in today's workplace. This Computing and IT certificate at The Open University UK will give you a starting point for a wide variety of IT-related careers.
Key features of the course
- An ideal starting point for a career in information technology, computing, communication technology and related fields
- Introduces the fast-changing world of computing and IT, and develops your mathematics skills
- Sample tasters in computing and IT, networking, Linux and robotics
- Builds a solid foundation for further study
Skills for career development
This certificate will equip you with the basic introductory skills and knowledge for a wide variety of careers relating to computing and IT. It will also develop your mathematics skills, which are particularly highly valued by employers – and you’ll be well prepared for further study should you decide to continue (for example, towards a diploma of higher education, a foundation degree or an honours degree).
Finance, government, business, commerce, public services such as health and education, and the voluntary sector are all critically dependent on computing and IT systems. The Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT will enhance your employability whatever your current role, and is an ideal starting point for a career in information technology, computing, communication technology and related fields.
The range of organisations employing people with computing and IT expertise is extensive. A qualification in computing and IT has many applications beyond pure technology roles, such as roles in corporate or management consultancy firms, technical writing or freelance work.
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- Technologies in practice
- Discovering mathematics
- Essential mathematics
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification; however, you’ll need some basic knowledge of computing, and the ability to read and write to a good standard of English.
- In mathematics, your choice of introductory module will depend on your confidence and experience.
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International6336 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6336 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6336 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6336 GBP per year during 12 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.