What’s new in the EU? Micro-Credentials

Micro-credentials are a way of helping learners develop their skills at a personal and professional
level in view of a constant change in the labour market. At the moment, 15 countries already
recognise microcredentials in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

A micro-credential attests the learning outcomes that a learner has acquired following a learning
experience, for example a short course.

The proof of this learning experience is contained in a certified document that lists the name
of the holder, the achieved learning outcomes, the assessment method, the awarding body
and, where applicable, the qualifications framework level and the credits gained.
Micro-credentials are owned by the learner, can be shared, are portable and may be
combined into larger credentials or qualifications. They are underpinned by quality assurance
following agreed standards.


EABHES attended the MICROBOL Research Group presentation of The Common Framework for
Microcredentials in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) on March 8th, last week.
If you want to learn more about micro-credentials, you can find the information below:

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