NWP is pleased to be exploring micro-credential pathways in a variety of fields. Please continue to watch this space for upcoming opportunities.
What is a Micro-Credential?
A micro-credential is a short-term learning opportunity that helps learners upskill or re-skill to pivot in their careers or to re-enter the workforce. They are:
- Relevant - Based on competencies that are required in the labour market, where they will be maintained through innovation and close collaboration with industry partners
- Verifiable - Prove that learners have achieved learning outcomes through assessments and grades that are stored/distributed through meta data linked badges or being compatible with traditional transcripts where possible.
- Flexible – Achieved in shorter timeframes than compared to formal education. Micro-credentials can stand alone or can be stacked to achieve a higher certification/credential (Ecampus Ontario, 2020, p. 2).