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The Open University UK

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This Computing and IT certificate at The Open University UK 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.

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Overview

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).

Career relevance

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.

Other careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technologies in practice 
  • Discovering mathematics 
  • Essential mathematics 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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Funding

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