Equipping the IT sector with professional skills
Learning and development is crucial to creating an IT professional skills pool that can compete with the rest of the world and maximise the business value of technology. We can provide your staff with the skills to deliver significant value to your business from today’s key IT trends such as the industrialisation of technology, security and data protection, ICT convergence and integration, business transformation through IT, environment computing, social computing and business information analytics.
IBM recommends OU courses
The breadth, scale and reach of The Open University makes us an ideal partner in IT learning and development. We are familiar with SFIA mapping and the need to consider:
- IT Programme Governance and why projects fail
- dealing with complexity in large-scale IT systems
- skills shortage issues in the IT&T sector (skills for a global economy)
- Digital Britain report and the digital divide (social justice issues).
IT professional skills
The OU Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice has been endorsed by e-skills UK.
There is an option to count certain Microsoft exams towards our Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice, saving both time and money. It is unusual for universities to recognise Microsoft qualifications in this way.
As the largest and fastest growing CISCO Academy in the UK, we offer the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Exploration curriculum, which provides the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to configure a LAN/WAN using Cisco equipment. The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) course is available for advanced routing.
Management development and other professional skills
The OU can equip your sector with a range of skills which will enhance the management development and professionalism of your staff.
Our management development qualifications are explained in Professional Courses
We also offer short and introductory Openings courses. Find out more on our Opening courses page.
If your organisation would benefit from training customised to its own circumstances, challenges and context, click Custom Solutions