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Certificate of Higher Education Open, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
The Certificate of Higher Education Open at The Open University UK provides you with an opportunity to study modules from a wide range of subject areas, enabling you to build a qualification that’s unique to you. If you’re keen to try university study but want to keep your options open, this flexible certificate is the ideal starting point.

About

Key features of the Certificate of Higher Education Open at The Open University UK 

  • Design your own qualification to suit your personal and professional needs, interests and aspirations
  • Easily change direction if your study interests change
  • Be able to demonstrate your ability to study different subjects
Skills for career development

A Certificate of Higher Education Open equips you with a wide range of expertise, skills and capabilities that are much sought after in today’s highly competitive job market. Whatever your choice of modules, this certificate will help you develop key transferable skills, which may include:

  • self management
  • team working
  • problem solving
  • communication and literacy
  • numeracy
  • application of information technology.

Career relevance

The flexibility of our Certificate of Higher Education Open makes it relevant to a wide range of careers and industries – many of which do not require qualifications to be subject-specific. This certificate can help you to develop in your existing employment, or be the first step towards a whole new career. Its flexibility particularly suits people with multi-faceted work roles; and anyone needing to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in their current job or future career path.

Exploring your options

Once you register with us (and for up to three years after you finish your studies), you’ll have full access to our careers service for a wide range of information and advice – including online forums, website, interview simulation, vacancy service as well as the option to email or speak to a careers adviser. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Time limit – 7 years
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An introduction to business and management 
  • An introduction to health and social care 
  • An introduction to law 
  • Andante: beginners' Italian 
  • Beginners' Chinese
  • Bon départ: beginners' French 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Although they’re introductory modules, having some basic skills before you begin can help you get the best from your studies. 

For example, if you choose one of our science, maths or engineering modules you might want to check if your IT and mathematical skills are up to scratch.

For the following subject areas, we offer online diagnostic tools to help you to decide if you’re ready, or if you could do with some extra preparation:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Languages

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

Students living outside the UK aren’t normally eligible for a tuition fee loan. We suggest checking with your national government or education authority for advice on funding.

There are a number of scholarship opportunities listed on the Scholarship Portal website.

The site features over 1,000 scholarships listed by country, ranging from the Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Science and Engineering, to a Young Horticulturalist of the Year Award.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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