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 worksfor 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; elearning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.</p></div>
Computing and IT skills are hugely valued in the modern workplace; studied together with a second complementary subject they can give you an excellent foundation for careers in a wide range of sectors, from government to gaming. This flexible diploma of higher education course offers you a broad introduction to computing and IT, as well as an opportunity to focus your studies in one of four specialist areas: digital technologies, networking, software development or solutions development. And you can combine your study of computing and IT with business, design, mathematics, psychology or statistics – dividing your time equally between subjects.
<div><p>This flexible diploma offers a broad introduction to computing&IT before focusing on computer science, communications and networking, software development or web development. You'll combine this with a second subject, choosing from business, design, mathematics, psychology or statistics ? your choice of second subject will be included in the name of your diploma, for example, Diploma of Higher Education in Computing&IT and Business.</p></div>