Make your learning count

Our new innovative and flexible module, Making your learning count, is a low cost way for you to count study from a range of specified open educational resources (OERs), including our own free learning website, OpenLearn, towards an Open University qualification.

This module is an ideal opportunity for you to take your first steps into higher education, particularly if you've already completed some free online learning and haven't yet started studying towards an Open University qualification.
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What subjects will I study?

Through a series of assessment tasks, you will explore what you have learned on these OERs whilst developing the skills you need to be a successful student.

Which subjects you'll study is entirely up to you, making this a truly unique and personalised learning experience. You will have a tutor to offer help and advice, and a number of fellow students to share ideas with.

Am I eligible to take part?

There are no entry requirements for this module, but ideally you'll have completed some previous study through OpenLearn or other specified OERs.

The credit earned from completing this module can be counted towards our BA/BSc (Hons) Open degree, Diploma of Higher Education (Open) or Certificate of Higher Education (Open), so is ideally suited to students that are interested in studying towards these qualifications. These qualifications allow you to study a range of modules across different subjects, personalising your qualification to meet your requirements. What’s more, if you’re studying this module towards one of these qualifications you may be eligible for a Part-Time Tuition Fee Loan. For more information on the funding options available to you, visit our website.

If you would like to count this module towards one of our Open qualifications, you will need to register on the qualification first (via the links above) and then select the module once you are registered.

When can I start?

The details given here are for the module that starts in October 2019.

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Jessica's story: from OpenLearn to Open degree

Jessica didn't take the usual route with regards to her education. She left school at 16 and began a successful career in PR. After the birth of her daughter, Jessica decided to follow her dreams of a career as a scientist. By studying OpenLearn courses Jessica identified where she wanted to go in her career and started her studies with The Open University.

In the beginning I found that I really loved maths, physics, biology and chemistry so for me it was a case of not being able to decide what I wanted to specialise in! I decided to go for an Open degree. This has allowed me to tailor my degree to fit around my interests.

Jessica Suter
OU student Jessica