Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

The Open University

Course Information

Key features of the Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences at The Open University

– Provides an introduction to topical areas of modern science, giving you a good grounding in each
– Includes practical activities that you can do near where you live, or online in your own home
– Develops skills of reason and logic that are highly prized in the workplace
Skills for career development

In addition to specific learning outcomes, this certificate develops a variety of transferable skills that are highly valued in the labour market, such as analytical, numerical, IT and communication skills; teamwork, and problem solving. It will also help you develop critical thinking and independent research skills, and the ability to take the initiative – all valuable assets in today’s competitive environment. Many of these translate very smoothly into the modern workplace, which is increasingly concerned with knowledge management and the effective communication and presentation of ideas and arguments. You’ll also have a good understanding of where your strengths and interests lie, and be well prepared for your next step – whether it’s further study or training, or employment.

Career relevance

Scientists are in demand in the jobs market, particularly if they also have good interpersonal skills and some workplace experience. The logical, reasoned approach needed for science study is relevant to many roles in the financial, business and public sectors – and employers in all fields put a high value on anyone who can deal competently with a large amount of complex information and turn it to good use. The ability to select and analyse relevant data and to present conclusions concisely and logically is essential in most lines of work, as is the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.

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.

Scholarship Option

This course is eligible for the UK Study Online Scholarship draw

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