A diploma qualification shows that you are capable of extended study at university level, which is both fulfilling in itself and will allow you to progress to further professional or academic training or study.
Diplomas of Higher Education are equivalent to the first two years of a full-time degree.
Open University diplomas are designed to increase the professional and technical skills of staff within a profession, or extend your knowledge and understanding of a particular subject.
You can use OU diplomas to:
change careers or progress your current career
gain technical and professional skills
gain a greater knowledge and understanding of a subject you are interested in
gain professional recognition
achieve a full honours degree through additional study.
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