Posted: 25th November 2020
Edinburgh College are conducting a piece of research to understand employers want and need for ‘Microcredentials’.
For the purpose of this research, ‘Microcredentials’ are identified as short courses or training programmes between 10- 60 hours, which would result in recognition of a particular skill. It is also proposed that a microcredential could be formally recognised, so that an individual has evidence that they have achieved a certain standard of learning on that particular subject area. A microcredential would be delivered and assessed largely online to effectively support employers and upskill learners in the current post Covid -19 climate.
It is believed that Microcredentials would allow for more individuals and employers to access training, due to the shorter timescales for delivery and specific nature of the programmes intended.
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