NEW Learn about science online courses
In addition to the 10-credit versions, we are now making some of our Science short courses available in an online form only without university credits for a fee of £150.
These new versions are being made available for registration at any time of the year with study lasting between 6 and 18 months depending on the date of registration. Although these courses will not carry university credits, students will be able to test their learning via online interactive assessment and receive a statement of participation. They will continue to provide the curriculum enrichment and experience of independent study that students have benefited from in the highly successful Young Applicants in Schools Scheme.
Special arrangements exist for schools in Scotland. Further information is available from YASS scheme.
Registration for individual under-18 year old students and for school groups will be managed by the University’s Young Applicants’ Team. You can contact this team by phoning 0845 366 6058 or via email - email@example.com.
Registration for individual adult students will be entirely online. There will be no reservation process. Go to our Science page at Study at the OU.
Schools in England can apply to the Education Funding Agency to fund students on these courses and the QAN code they will need to complete their schools census for these courses is #237010B (10 point course with a programme weighting of B).
Details of study of these courses can be entered into the UCAS Apply system. These courses are described as ‘OU Online Science (level 4)’ within the ‘Open University Credits’ area of ‘Apply’. There is no pass or fail on these courses but the percentage gained on the course quiz can be entered into the ‘other’ box.
Study of the 10-credit modules should be recorded in ‘OU Modules in schools/YASS (level 4)’ as before.
If you have any queries please contact us at Science Schools Enquiries.
Details of Science qualifications can be found on the Study at the OU Science page.
Details of studying through our partnerships with other universities, known as OpenPlus, can be found on the OpenPlus page.