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Certificate of Higher Education Open

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 7 years United Kingdom

If you’re keen to try university study but want to keep your options open, this flexible certificate is the ideal starting point. You can mix and match any subjects you like – following your enthusiasms, stretching yourself with a new subject, or focusing on something useful for your career (or all three!)... [+]

Top Online Course Studies in Education. Certificate of Higher Education Open If you’re keen to try university study but want to keep your options open, this flexible certificate is the ideal starting point. You can mix and match any subjects you like – following your enthusiasms, stretching yourself with a new subject, or focusing on something useful for your career (or all three!). Key features of the course Design a study profile to suit your particular needs and interests Mix and match modules as you like, or combine one main subject with a few modules from other areas Gain essential study skills and a good grounding in your chosen subjects Build your confidence, get ready for new challenges and enhance your employability. Educational aims The Open CertHE is a unique programme that allows you to mould your studies to suit your changing needs or circumstances. Choosing from a wide range of rewarding and enjoyable modules you can steer your studies to focus on, or combine, personal interests and career needs. The programme aims to provide you with: the flexibility to study modules in one or more subjects the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and capabilities through Level 1 university study an appreciation of the development of knowledge and its application in your chosen subjects the skills to learn independently, organise information and communicate effectively, whether for academic study, employment, or your own pleasure and satisfaction. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 7 years United Kingdom

Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? This certificate is the ideal way to start. It offers a broad introduction to core science subjects while developing essential study skills. You’ll explore biology; chemistry; Earth sciences; environmental sciences; physics; and astronomy and planetary science. By the end of the course, you’ll have a valuable qualification under your belt and have taken the first step on the way to an honours degree... [+]

Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? This certificate is the ideal way to start. It offers a broad introduction to core science subjects while developing essential study skills. You’ll explore biology; chemistry; Earth sciences; environmental sciences; physics; and astronomy and planetary science. By the end of the course, you’ll have a valuable qualification under your belt and have taken the first step on the way to an honours degree. Key features of the course Develops skills of reason and logic that are highly prized in the workplace Includes practical activities that you can do near where you live, or online in your own home Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims This is an introductory science qualification which aims to provide you with: a lifelong interest in science through modules that are accessible to people of all educational backgrounds an understanding of the roles of different scientific subjects the development of a range of basic scientific and practical skills an opportunity to enhance your personal development, in particular your confidence to move to Level 2 study. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Fees are... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 7 years United Kingdom

Natural and built environments support many aspects of our lives and livelihoods, but they’re under threat from climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. This certificate course combines aspects of science, technology and social science to help you understand the environments in which we live and work; how our activities influence them; how... [+]

Top Online Course Studies in Education. Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Natural and built environments support many aspects of our lives and livelihoods, but they’re under threat from climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. This certificate course combines aspects of science, technology and social science to help you understand the environments in which we live and work; how our activities influence them; how they influence what we do; and how can we live sustainably within them. Key features of the course Develops the knowledge and skills needed to understand and interpret local and global environmental problems Equips you to contribute positively to debates in this field Enhances your employability Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims This qualification aims to provide you with a broad knowledge and understanding of how the environmental impacts of technology in human activity systems can be shaped and managed in innovative ways. It also aims to help you to develop broad study and interdisciplinary skills, and to understand different disciplinary approaches to improve environmental management through ethical actions at individual, organisational and societal levels. More specifically, the qualification aims to develop your: knowledge and understanding of the scientific, technical and socio-economic factors involved in the environmental impacts of complex human activity systems knowledge and understanding of the impacts of energy use, waste management and environmental pollution and some of the technologies associated with them skills in the use of tools, methods and technologies that can be used to better seek appropriate... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Supporting Learning in Primary Schools

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 4 years United Kingdom

If you’re a classroom or teaching assistant (or in an equivalent school support role) this certificate will extend your skills in the classroom, develop your professional knowledge and expertise and boost your career opportunities. It combines work-based learning with academic study to develop the knowledge and skills needed to support primary-aged children in their school learning... [+]

Certificate of Higher Education in Supporting Learning in Primary Schools If you’re a classroom or teaching assistant (or in an equivalent school support role) this certificate will extend your skills in the classroom, develop your professional knowledge and expertise and boost your career opportunities. It combines work-based learning with academic study to develop the knowledge and skills needed to support primary-aged children in their school learning. Key features of the course Helps increase your effectiveness in your current role and prepare for new challenges Designed for classroom or teaching assistants, volunteers or equivalent Focuses on supporting primary age children (4 to 11 years, or up to 12 years in Scotland) Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims This Certificate of Higher Education in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools will: develop and enhance the intellectual and practical skills required by those working as teaching assistants and classroom assistants in primary schools prepare you for further study, enquiry and practice where primary curricular, pedagogical and/or subject knowledge and skills are required Teaching, learning and assessment methods The teaching material is offered through supported open learning modules and includes study guides and readers, audio-visual material and directed reading. Knowledge and understanding are developed through these teaching materials and in-text and interactive online questions, tasks, activities and enquiries. Assessment, which contributes to your overall result, is by written tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and by end-of-module assessments (EMAs). Tutors support development through online and telephone support, letters, tutorials and written feedback on... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Language Studies

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 2 - 7 years United Kingdom

If you’ve always wanted to learn a language, this Certificate is for you. You’ll start your studies with an introduction to key issues such as intercultural communication, language and identity, communication in the workplace and communication in a digital world – raising your general awareness of how language works. It introduces you to key... [+]

Top Online Course Studies in Education. Certificate of Higher Education in Language Studies If you’ve always wanted to learn a language, this Certificate is for you. You’ll start your studies with an introduction to key issues such as intercultural communication, language and identity, communication in the workplace and communication in a digital world – raising your general awareness of how language works. It introduces you to key concepts in language learning and offers the choice of French, German, Italian and Spanish at beginners and intermediate levels, and Chinese (Mandarin) and Welsh (only in 2014) at beginners level, plus you can increase your knowledge and skills in using English for academic study. By the end of the course, you’ll have moved well beyond the basics in at least one of your chosen languages. Key features of the course Introduces you to the cultures of the languages chosen and develops your intercultural communicative competence Takes you to level B1 of the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in one or two modern languages Develops a range of transferable skills such as working independently, scheduling tasks and managing time effectively Enhances your employability Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims This certificate offers a broad grounding in key concepts associated with languages and intercultural communication. You study a range of modern languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian (Chinese and Welsh can be studied at Beginners’ level) and you gain a sound knowledge of the basic concepts... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 4 years United Kingdom

Do you work with young people (aged 13 to 19) in informal settings such as youth clubs, youth organisations like the Guides or Scouts, schools or faith-based organisations? Are you thinking about volunteering for such a role, or considering a career in youth work? This certificate is an excellent place to start. It develops the essential skills expected of professional workers in this field; explores issues like the purposes, ethics and values of youth work; and prepares you... [+]

Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People Do you work with young people (aged 13 to 19) in informal settings such as youth clubs, youth organisations like the Guides or Scouts, schools or faith-based organisations? Are you thinking about volunteering for such a role, or considering a career in youth work? This certificate is an excellent place to start. It develops the essential skills expected of professional workers in this field; explores issues like the purposes, ethics and values of youth work; and prepares you for further study. Key features of the course Develops the understanding and skills needed to work effectively with young people Includes work-based learning so you can apply your learning to practice Enhances your employability Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims This certificate aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work face to face with young people in a range of informal education settings, including voluntary and community based organisations. It introduces a range of theory related to practice with young people, and includes work-based learning where you will develop small scale projects with young people that demonstrate their ability to form relationships with young people, work with young people in groups, and work with young people and communities. Teaching, learning and assessment methods The teaching material is offered through distance learning modules and includes module texts, audiovisual material and directed reading. Knowledge and understanding are principally developed through these teaching materials and in-text questions, tasks and... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 7  United Kingdom

What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This certificate investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives you an in-depth knowledge of how the sector works. Focusing on the needs of participants or clients, you’ll explore training, nutrition, motivation, customer care and management principles – while increasing your current effectiveness and skills in these areas. As you study, you’ll always come back to what matters most: applying theory to... [+]

Top Online Course Studies in Education. Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This certificate investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives you an in-depth knowledge of how the sector works. Focusing on the needs of participants or clients, you’ll explore training, nutrition, motivation, customer care and management principles – while increasing your current effectiveness and skills in these areas. As you study, you’ll always come back to what matters most: applying theory to practice. Key features of the course Uses case studies and reflects on real and potential work situations Develops your understanding of your own work role Enhances your employability Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims The certificate will enable you to: develop an understanding of organisational, management and regulatory contexts relevant to a range of settings in sport and fitness develop the skills to reflect on work-based experience, forming new understandings of how work teams and organisations operate develop an understanding of the contribution of scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice to human performance. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Knowledge and understanding of sport, fitness and health is developed through the main teaching materials and in-text questions, tasks and activities to support your learning. The main teaching material is offered through supported open learning modules with associated material, including module reading texts, audio-visual material and directed reading. Summative assessment is mainly by written tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), end-of-module reports and, in some cases,... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 7 years United Kingdom

This certificate provides a broad introduction to the arts and humanities, including history, art history, philosophy, classical studies, religious studies, music and English – expanding your cultural horizons while training you to think and argue clearly. Apart from sheer enjoyment, it offers excellent preparation for further study and will give your career prospects a boost... [+]

Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities This certificate provides a broad introduction to the arts and humanities, including history, art history, philosophy, classical studies, religious studies, music and English – expanding your cultural horizons while training you to think and argue clearly. Apart from sheer enjoyment, it offers excellent preparation for further study and will give your career prospects a boost. Key features of the course Develops your understanding of our rich cultural heritage from fascinating and diverse perspectives Helps you practise and refine the skills of argument and analysis, enhancing your employability Builds a solid foundation for further study. A nationally recognised qualification in its own right, the certificate of higher education is also equivalent to the first third of an honours degree. Educational aims This is an introductory programme covering a wide range of disciplines that aims to provide you with: an introduction to the humanities, in particular, the seven disciplines taught in the Arts faculty an introduction to different ways of approaching the subject areas the development of basic skills of analysis, argument and expression the ability to write well-argued essays and reflect on tutor feedback, and use this feedback to improve on future performance an opportunity to enhance your personal development, in particular your confidence to move to OU level 2 study. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Your learning will be through exposure to and discussion of texts, reproductions of works of art (including works of music), and reproductions of different sorts of historical evidence. The... [-]

Certificate in Higher Education in Social Sciences

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 7 years United Kingdom

What shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Why do people continue to smoke when they know the risks, and why do governments want to reorganise the NHS? Social scientists build theories and conduct research to understand why and how people, groups and institutions respond to change, exercise power and make decisions... [+]

Top Online Course Studies in Education. Certificate in Higher Education in Social Sciences What shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Why do people continue to smoke when they know the risks, and why do governments want to reorganise the NHS? Social scientists build theories and conduct research to understand why and how people, groups and institutions respond to change, exercise power and make decisions. Key features of the course Draws on ideas from sociology, economics, social policy, psychology, geography, criminology, and politics Gives fascinating insight into everyday life in our communities, personal lives and workplaces Develops a range of employability skills Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims This is a broad-based certificate that aims to provide you with an introduction to the social sciences and related subject areas. Your studies will: introduce you to the typical approaches of a broad range of social science subjects and related subject areas introduce you to sources of evidence in the social sciences and related subjects introduce you to various forms of data presentation and the interpretation of data enable you to write well-structured and well-argued essays enable you to describe some of the ways in which societies are ordered and governed give you the ability to reflect on feedback and use this to improve future performance provide you with skills relevant to work in many occupational areas and occupations give you an opportunity to enhance your personal development, in particular giving you confidence to move to... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 7 years United Kingdom

Mathematics is a fascinating subject and highly relevant to contemporary life. Its tools and techniques are essential for solving problems and making decisions – and for many exciting careers from IT to engineering. This certificate is ideal if you need some underpinning mathematics for other studies or at work; as a first step towards higher level qualification; or if you’re simply curious and want to take your interest a bit further... [+]

Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences Mathematics is a fascinating subject and highly relevant to contemporary life. Its tools and techniques are essential for solving problems and making decisions – and for many exciting careers from IT to engineering. This certificate is ideal if you need some underpinning mathematics for other studies or at work; as a first step towards higher level qualification; or if you’re simply curious and want to take your interest a bit further. Key features of the course Introduces pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics Builds your confidence working with abstract ideas; modelling real world problems and using mathematical software Enhances your employability Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims This certificate provides you with a foundation for study of mathematics, statistics and the mathematical sciences more generally. It aims to introduce you to: mathematical (including statistical) concepts, and pure and applied mathematical approaches mathematical software (and to give you some experience of its use) the basics of modelling real-world situations and problems mathematically an introduction to some topics in statistics and probability abstract mathematical reasoning at a basic level. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Children and Families

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 4 years United Kingdom

This certificate is ideal if you want to develop your interest in health and social care in the area of work with children, young people and families; and if you’re directly engaged in this area (or hope to be) as a paid or unpaid worker or carer. It will introduce you to key issues relating to the welfare of children and young people, including how health and social care services and practices are organised... [+]

Top Online Course Studies in Education. Certificate of Higher Education in Children and Families This certificate is ideal if you want to develop your interest in health and social care in the area of work with children, young people and families; and if you’re directly engaged in this area (or hope to be) as a paid or unpaid worker or carer. It will introduce you to key issues relating to the welfare of children and young people, including how health and social care services and practices are organised. Key features of the course Investigates key issues and debates about childhood, child development, child psychology and children’s rights Helps you apply your knowledge and understanding to your own life or work environment Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims This certificate provides a stimulating supportive learning experience about the health and social care of children and young people. In addition to being a qualification in its own right it will be good preparation if you wish to pursue a degree. The certificate’s aims are to: contribute to the development of good practice in health and social care with children, young people and families enhance your knowledge and understanding of health and social care in different contexts, particularly in relation to children and young people enhance your knowledge of children, young people and their development drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives support you to reflect upon and apply knowledge from case studies, research findings and theory supply the knowledge base for progression... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 4 years United Kingdom

If you work in health and social care, use services yourself, or would like to study to find out more about how we support adults in our care system, this certificate is for you. It provides an authoritative overview of the current context of health and social care for adults and older people, using real-life case studies to explore a wide range of fascinating issues and debates... [+]

Certificate of Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care If you work in health and social care, use services yourself, or would like to study to find out more about how we support adults in our care system, this certificate is for you. It provides an authoritative overview of the current context of health and social care for adults and older people, using real-life case studies to explore a wide range of fascinating issues and debates. Key features of the course Deepens your knowledge and understanding of health and social care Develops practical and employability skills Builds a solid foundation for further study Educational aims This certificate offers a thorough and well-supported grounding in the health and social care of older adults and is an ideal starting point if you are working towards a degree. The certificate’s aims are to: contribute to improved practice in health and social care of adults and older adults enhance knowledge and understanding of health and social care across a wide range of settings and situations encourage constructive reflection on care relationships encourage constructive contributions to debates about care policy for adults and older adults supply the knowledge base for progression to recognised qualifications in health and social care provide a learning framework that will equip you with the study skills necessary to succeed at degree-level study. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Associate Lecturers support you throughout your study and are recruited both for their skills in supported open learning and knowledge of the... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice

The Open University
Online Part time 1 - 4 years United Kingdom

If you work with young children and want to develop your practice and professional skills, this certificate could be what you’re looking for. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of early years provision and enable you to reflect on your practice across a range of public, private, voluntary and independent settings – addressing your work in relation to young children and other adults (including colleagues, other professionals, parents and carers)... [+]

Top Online Course Studies in Education. Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice If you work with young children and want to develop your practice and professional skills, this certificate could be what you’re looking for. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of early years provision and enable you to reflect on your practice across a range of public, private, voluntary and independent settings – addressing your work in relation to young children and other adults (including colleagues, other professionals, parents and carers). Key features of the course Combines professional practice with academic study Develops your understanding of the role and expertise of a senior practitioner Explores how children learn, and the impact your practice can have on their development Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims The Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice will: develop and extend your knowledge and professional skills in supporting children’s care, learning and development develop your knowledge and understanding of reflection and reflective practice enable you to develop critical understanding of links between theory and practice in early years education and care develop and extend your engagement with key issues in early years policy and practice develop your communication and ICT skills for study and supporting children’s learning and development enable you to develop your capacity to learn and to develop new skills and to provide a route for progression to further academic study or career enhancement Teaching, learning and assessment methods Knowledge and understanding of... [-]

Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

The Open University
Online Part time 3 - 7 years United Kingdom

Ten years ago there was no Facebook or Twitter. Fifteen years ago broadband internet access at home was an unimaginable luxury. Twenty years ago you could only buy films, books and music on the high street. Where did the digital revolution begin? Where is it going? In the twenty-first century, technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise and play – and computing and IT skills are increasingly essential in today's workplace... [+]

Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT Ten years ago there was no Facebook or Twitter. Fifteen years ago broadband internet access at home was an unimaginable luxury. Twenty years ago you could only buy films, books and music on the high street. Where did the digital revolution begin? Where is it going? In the twenty-first century, technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise and play – and computing and IT skills are increasingly essential in today's workplace. 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. Educational aims The aim of this certificate is to equip you with the basic skills and knowledge that you will need to underpin a career in the computing and IT sector. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of the fundamental technologies, techniques and trends of modern digital technology and introduce you to some of the issues involved in their application. You will gain some practical experience in the use of a modern programming environment and ubiquitous computing devices. Depending on which options you choose you will also gain valuable transferable skills and be prepared for further study in not only computing and IT but also a range of complementary subjects. Fees We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier... [-]

Certificate in Working Together for Children

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 4 years United Kingdom

Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and values in a wide range of topics such as communication, transitions, relationships, health, play, participation, working with parents, early intervention and safeguarding. This certificate teaches all these subjects and more in the context of current law and social policy – and emphasises the need for different agencies and practitioners to work together... [+]

Top Online Course Studies in Education. Certificate in Working Together for Children Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and values in a wide range of topics such as communication, transitions, relationships, health, play, participation, working with parents, early intervention and safeguarding. This certificate teaches all these subjects and more in the context of current law and social policy – and emphasises the need for different agencies and practitioners to work together. Key features of the course Contributes to meeting professional and occupational standards in childcare, health, social care and educational children’s services Develops knowledge and skills highly relevant to all those working with children aged 0–12 Enhances your employability Builds a solid foundation for further study. Educational aims The module and therefore the qualification has five main aims: to support the development of a skilled, effective, integrated workforce for children’s services to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work within an integrated interdisciplinary workforce for children to develop a critical understanding of the ethical, social, legal, political and practice factors and frameworks as applied to work with children to understand inter-disciplinarity as it relates to work with and for children to develop the knowledge and skills required to improve children’s well-being and outcomes for children. Teaching, learning and assessment methods The study materials will support you in developing your knowledge and understanding in line with the learning outcomes. You will work from an online learning guide that will direct you to the three main module texts... [-]