Gain the skills to work with them and you’ll open up a variety of careers and opportunities.
Key features of the Computing and IT Practice course at The Open University UK
- Work-based and developed in partnership with employers
- Builds on the computing and IT skills you already have
- Enables you to choose from focuses and modules to meet your particular needs and interests
- Builds a solid foundation for further study, for example our Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice
Skills for career development
If you work, or would like to work, with computing and IT systems in hardware, software, or systems-based contexts, this foundation degree is for you. You will learn the principles of these technologies, how to apply them, and surrounding issues to be aware of. During this course you will gain valuable experience of working in a team to tackle a small development task. You will be well prepared for further study should you decide to complete a full honours degree, and you will gain valuable transferable skills in communication, the use of IT facilities, retrieval of information, numeracy, time management and organisation, and analysing and solving problems.
Finance, government, business, commerce, public services such as health and education, and the voluntary sector are all critically dependent on computing and IT systems. This foundation degree is an ideal starting point for a career in any of these sectors, focusing on information technology, computing, communication technology and related fields, or to enhance your existing career.
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- Change, strategy and projects at work
- Career development and employability
- Discovering mathematics
- Essential mathematics
- Technologies in practice
- Cisco networking (CCNA)
- 48 months
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Sciences Computer Sciences View 25 other Masters in Informatics & Information Sciences in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To successfully complete the two compulsory work-based modules for this qualification, whatever your chosen career, you must:
- be engaged in full-time or part-time employment – either paid or voluntary
- have permission to carry out work-based learning tasks in your work setting
- confirm that the work you submit is based on your practice in that setting.
International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
At current prices, the total cost of your qualification would be £12,384
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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