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Profile: Andrew Charles Buist

Andrew Charles Buist


 of my O.U. studies.

 🔹  Manx/British. 

 🔹 Age 45. 

  🔹 I.D. - Driving License - Full/Clean.

 🔹  Single - No Co-Dependents. 

 🔹 Highest Qualification: NVQ Level 3 (catering related).

 🎓  My O.U. achievements.🎓


 •  Y031- "Art & Languages Access Module" - 30 O.U. Credits/15:00 ECTS points.


 •   96 CPD Points to date...

"After I completed a "Btec Level 2 in Art & Design" & a "IGCSE - First Language English"  at the local college I wanted to combine both Art & Language's again in my studies, but now in a more independent & academic way. 

This led me to the Open University's online access course,where I combined the knowledge from my previous areas of study & focused it into completing a "Y031 - 'Arts & Languages' 30 Credit Access Module".

 The study skills that I've gained during my O.U. access course, didn't just refreshed my previous latent study skills, but this module also helped me improve on them & expand my horizons. 

This got me to thinking about my next potential steps. So, after I completed a "IAB Level 1 & 2 - Award & Units in Bookkeeping" at college, & with some careful consideration, I developed my new collectors website. The online element of my O.U. modular study helped me appreciate how to work independently online.

🔎 (see below for website). 

 Furthermore, the O.U.'s access module has also acted as a catalyst as I've now moved forward with other assignments. The knowledge I've gained has acted as an introduction to the various new perspectives of art, creative language & use of numismatic's that I'd not previously considered. These areas of study were further carefully incorporated into my own website development.

 Moreover, this module course has also opened up new opportunities to study through the O.U's 'Openlearn' Learning online Service. This service has been a way for me to get all the online experience & leaning hours that I needed for the development of my own website, whilst I also earned some O.U. badges & CPD points. 

 Now I've completed six digital 'Openlean' badges, (achieved with separate certification) as part of online, part-time, introductory & intermediate Openlearn O.U. courses. 

 Four of these courses were endorsed by "Continuous Professional Development" (CPD) Accreditation. These were done prior & during the my development of my website. 

 My successful completion of these courses provided me with 96 CPD points in total (devided equally by four). 

These 96 CPD points go along side the 30 OU Credits & 15:00 ECTS points I previously earned for my successful completion of the Open Universities 'YO31, Access Module'.

 More importantly these courses provided me with the valuable skills, new insights & the useful information needed for my personal assignments/website.

 Finally, I would recommend these courses to anyone wishing to develop their own personal website. I now feel far more confident working independently online"...

Andrew Buist.