A micro-credential programme is a learning programme that aims to recognise the enhancement of individual-specific expertise and competencies, particularly among working individuals, in order to improve specific skills in a short period of time and close the skills gap.
What is a micro-credential programme, and how does it work?
Micro-credential programmes are typically accessed through online learning portal platforms. Defined as the digital confirmation of learning obtained from self-contained short courses, modules, or units, as well as academic programmes (credited subjects).
What are the advantages of a micro-credential to an individual?
Micro-credentials will be recognised through credit transfer from an accredited programme (up to the maximum allowed under the Credit Transfer Guidelines for MOOCs) as well as APEL C up to 30 percent of the programme to be followed.
As a result, the provision of micro-credential programmes should be based on Outcome Based Education (OBE). The use of OBEs that include Student Learning Time (SLT) and assessments will help with the credit transfer component.