You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.
For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.
A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student youll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
<div><p>This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:</p><ul><li>Knowledge and understanding</li><li>Cognitive skills</li><li>Practical and professional skills</li><li>Key skills</li></ul><p>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.</p></div>
How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built environments, given the pressures that threaten them? This certificate is a must for anyone with an interest in this critical subject. You’ll begin to explore the complexities of the natural and built environments; how our activities influence them; and how they influence what we do. These environments help sustain many aspects of our lives and livelihoods, but they’re under threat from climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. This Certificate of Higher Education in Environment combines aspects of science, technology and social science to help you understand the environments in which we live and work, and how we can improve the way we act within them. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to understand and interpret local and global environmental problems and be able to positively contribute to debates in this field.
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