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Make your experience count is suitable for anyone who seeks formal recognition of past learning experiences, including continued professional development, which may not have been formally recognised or certificated. You will learn how to analyse, reflect on and record these experiences in an academic environment, take stock of your skills and plan for your personal and career development. The module is suitable for anyone in paid or voluntary work, planning a career change, or wishing to enter or re-enter the labour market. It is also appropriate for anyone with no particular goal other than to undertake some personal or academic development.

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04 Oct 2014 Mar 2015
£440.00
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Registration opens on 24/04/14

October 2014 is the final start date for this course. For more information, see Future availability.
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Registration opens on 24/04/14

October 2014 is the final start date for this course. For more information, see Future availability.
Start End Fee Register
04 Oct 2014 Mar 2015
£440.00
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Registration opens on 24/04/14

October 2014 is the final start date for this course. For more information, see Future availability.
Start End Fee Register
04 Oct 2014 Mar 2015
£440.00
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Registration opens on 24/04/14

October 2014 is the final start date for this course. For more information, see Future availability.
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04 Oct 2014 Mar 2015
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Registration opens on 24/04/14

October 2014 is the final start date for this course. For more information, see Future availability.
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04 Oct 2014 Mar 2015
£1316.00
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Registration opens on 24/04/14

October 2014 is the final start date for this course. For more information, see Future availability.
Start End Fee Register
04 Oct 2014 Mar 2015
£1316.00
Choose country above

Registration opens on 24/04/14

October 2014 is the final start date for this course. For more information, see Future availability.
Start End Fee Register
04 Oct 2014 Mar 2015
£440.00
Choose country above

Registration opens on 24/04/14

October 2014 is the final start date for this course. For more information, see Future availability.
Start End Fee Register
04 Oct 2014 Mar 2015
£1316.00
Choose country above

Registration opens on 24/04/14

See below for information about part time tuition fee loans available for study towards a qualification.

October 2014 is the final start date for this course. For more information, see Future availability.

*Fees may vary by country.

What you will study

Throughout the module, you will collect, organise and present evidence of your own learning, working independently and with others. The online study materials, activities and assessments will help you through this process. You will be supported throughout by your personal tutor, Open University resources and other students.

You will learn

You will:

  • learn how to identify, reflect on and capture your own experiences
  • have an opportunity to examine your personal development and explore how you might plan your future studies
  • develop study skills
  • gain useful IT skills as all the study materials are online.

By the end of the module you will have a clearer understanding of the skills you have acquired through past life experiences and will be able to plan your future personal and career development with greater confidence.

Vocational relevance

This module is suitable if you are in paid or voluntary work, planning a career change or wishing to enter or re-enter the labour market. The module is also suitable if you wish to undertake some personal or academic development but do not have a clear career goal in mind. If you have attended non-accredited courses, this module gives you the opportunity to earn university credit for this type of learning without the need for any additional evidence.

Entry

To study this module you must:

  • have some life experiences you can draw on to complete the assessment on this module (experiences in this context does not have to mean formal or certificated learning)
  • be able to use your computer to create documents, save and locate files, access websites and use email.

If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please contact our Student Registration & Enquiry Service.

Outside the UK

This module should be relevant for students with learning experiences gained outside the UK.

Preparatory work

No preparatory work is necessary for this module.

Regulations

As a student of The Open University, you should be aware of the content of the Module Regulations and the Student Regulations which are available on our Essential documents website.

If you have a disability

The module includes significant amounts of work with a computer as all the module content is delivered online as HTML or Adobe Portable Document (PDF) files. Some module components may not be available or fully accessible using a screen reader. If you use specialist software you are strongly recommended to check that you will be able to access the resources before you register for the module. Our Services for disabled students website has the latest information about availability.

If you have particular study requirements please tell us as soon as possible, as some of our support services may take several weeks to arrange. Visit our Services for disabled students website for more information, including:

  • help to determine your study requirements and how to request the support that you need  
  • Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)
  • using a computer for OU study
  • equipment and other support services that we offer
  • examination arrangements
  • how to contact us for advice and support both before you register and while you are studying.

Study materials

What's included

Website and online forums.

Computing requirements

You will need a computer with internet access to study this course as it includes online activities, which you can access using a web browser.

  • If you have purchased a new desktop or laptop computer since 2007 you should have no problems completing the online activities.
  • If you’ve got a netbook, tablet or other mobile computing device check our Technical requirements section.
  • If you use an Apple Mac you will need OS X 10.6 or later.

You can also visit the Technical requirements section for further computing information including the details of the support we provide.

Teaching and assessment

Support from your tutor

You will be allocated to a tutor who will give you advice and guidance on the study requirements and will mark and comment on your written work. Your tutor will be particularly concerned with helping you with your study methods and providing feedback on your assignments. You will be expected to communicate with your tutor by email and telephone.

Contact our Student Registration & Enquiry Service if you want to know more about study with The Open University before you register.

Assessment

The assessment details for this module can be found in the facts box above.

You must use the online eTMA system to submit your tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). The end-of-module assessment must also be submitted online.

Future availability

The details given here are for the module that starts in October 2014 when it will be available for the last time.

How to register

To register a place on this course return to the top of the page and use the Click to register button.

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Distance learning

The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning. Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move. As an OU student you’ll be supported throughout your studies – your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues. Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.

For more information read Distance learning explained.

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Course facts
About this course:
Course code U122
Credits 30
OU Level 1
SCQF level 7
FHEQ level 4
Course work includes:
3 Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs)
End-of-module assessment
No residential school

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