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    Hi,

    I am basically in Year 12 and am doing some online science related courses in my free time and was wondering if for courses I do,I should get a certificate? As if I am going to put that on my PS, do I need evidence or is it not necessary? Any advice would be appreciated!
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    Ive done online courses without certificates etc, for websites like https://www.edx.org where you have to pay I wouldn't bother, where as websites like http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ provide you with a certificate for free!
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    (Original post by thirteenreasons)
    Ive done online courses without certificates etc, for websites like https://www.edx.org where you have to pay I wouldn't bother, where as websites like http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ provide you with a certificate for free!
    And if you quote that you have done the courses, are there any universities that want proof via certificates or can you just prove what you have learnt by telling them things from it?
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    (Original post by XxxvatxxX)
    And if you quote that you have done the courses, are there any universities that want proof via certificates or can you just prove what you have learnt by telling them things from it?
    The latter. It's just a good way of developing your interest in a topic.

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    The latter. It's just a good way of developing your interest in a topic.

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    Oh ok thank you! Haha, I had been putting it off for a while till I knew whether I should pay for the certificates or not, but now I realise I can just start them!
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    You cant claim any academic credit from doing the course, or list it as a qualification, unless you have a certificate - which you will usually have to pay for.

    You can however say you did the course 'fir general interest' etc in your PS but you must make it clear that it was not an 'examined' course.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    You cant claim any academic credit from doing the course, or list it as a qualification, unless you have a certificate - which you will usually have to pay for.

    You can however say you did the course 'fir general interest' etc in your PS but you must make it clear that it was not an 'examined' course.
    Yup, I want to do the courses for the sake of me learning more about topics I like, not for qualifications
 
 
 
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