Taught course

Introduction to digital transformation (online short course)

Open University · School of Access, Open and Cross-curricular Innovation

Entry requirements

You don’t need any prior digital transformation knowledge to join this course, although any work experience will enhance and contextualise your learning. It’s suitable for those who are new to digital transformation who want to build their knowledge and skillset, those who want to develop a digital transformation plan for an organisation or client, and more experienced practitioners who want to cement their knowledge of the latest trends.

The content in this course is suitable for a global audience and the skills you learn can be applied in a wide range of roles and types of organisations, from small businesses to global multinationals, whether in the public or third sector, large corporates, or SMEs.

This course will take around 32 hours to complete and you can learn at your own pace.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain essential knowledge to better prepare your organisation for digital transformation with the OU and industry experts, Target Internet. Whether you’re new to digital transformation or have some experience, this course will introduce you to what digital transformation is, how to succeed, and why it’s essential for every organisation in today’s modern and rapidly evolving environment. You’ll explore the most important factors when scoping an organisation’s digital transformation journey, how to benchmark an organisation against the top ten capability factors, and gain best practice insights.

You’ll learn to:

  • define digital transformation and its objectives
  • understand the core aspects of digital transformation and its impact on organisations
  • assess the digital capability of an organisation to support decision-making
  • analyse different digital transformation challenges
  • explore different approaches to achieving a successful digital transformation.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    0.3 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Multiple-choice questionnaires100

Course contact details

The Open University