Can I do it?


Our unique, flexible approach to learning means you don't have to put your life on hold to get a qualification. UNIABUJA CDLCE students structure their study to fit in with jobs, families, friends and leisure time.Our students study from home and work and on the move; on paper, on screen, online and on mobile devices.


You don't need a formal qualification in English to study with the CDLCE, and your first course (Applicant Induction Course (AIC)) will help you develop the reading, writing, listening, and computer skills you need for effective learning. But before you start, you will need a reasonable standard of written and spoken English so you can:

  1. make best use of study materials, including printed books, LMS, Video and Audio
  2. communicate effectively with your facilitator and e-tutor or fellow students
  3. seek help from other CDLCE staff (e.g. Social Media Support, or Student Support Center).


You will use a computer throughout your Open University studies, so you'll need a laptop or PC with reliable internet access. You can use it to:

  • access course materials and the course website
  • produce coursework and make notes
  • store and organise documents
  • search for information and access the vast CDLCE virtual library
  • write assignments and send them to your facilitators
  • stay in touch with your e-tutor and other CDLCE officers
  • share ideas with fellow students on our lively student facebook groups and page.

Essential computer skills

You don't need to be an IT genius to study with us – and you'll develop your computer skills as you study. But to make the best possible start on your course, you should be able to write and edit documents and spreadsheets, send and receive email. Our Applicant Induction Course covers all these areas, endeavour to take the course before you proceed with your study. You should also be aware of the essentials of computer security to keep your data and personal information safe.

If you are an IT genius there's lots of scope for you to tap into exciting new technology to enhance your learning – and you can even study on a smartphone or tablet.

Last modified onTuesday, 01 September 2015 14:39
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