System Requirements


  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later; Windows Edge browser; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 23+ or Connect Application for Desktop

Mac OS

  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 or 10.13
  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 23.0+ or Connect Application for Desktop


  • Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • No application support for Linux. Users on Linux can attend meetings in the browser.
  • Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 23.0+


  • The Adobe Connect app can be used to access webinars, but to access downloads and recordings you will need a flash enabled browser on your device. We do recommend using a laptop or desktop rather than just relying on mobile devices.
  • Apple supported iOS versions 8.1.2 or higher
  • Android supported versions 4.4 or higher

Other Requirements

You will require a broadband connection of at least 2mbps as well as the above. A wired connection is preferable to a wireless one. To check you have everything required test your system here.

All tutorials are in English so you must have a good standard of the English language in order to participate

A VOIP headset may be useful so that you can talk to other students and ask the tutor questions in the Diploma course supervision groups. It is a requirement in year two. Buy a headset from Amazon UK here.

A short introductory session will be set before the classes begin to check these are set up correctly but please try and get them working on your system before the course starts.

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