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Micro-credential recognition needs work, project finds

European frameworks can be tweaked to help bitesize qualifications take off, according to project

The European Higher Education Area needs clear definitions and standards for micro-credentials—proof of learning from short courses—for such modular learning to meet its potential for education institutions and employers across the continent, a project has found.

An EU-funded study into micro-credentials, summarised by Elena Cirlan and Tia Loukkola in a 15 September report, found that a “lack of a clear definition and of standards” for the delivery, duration and assessment of courses “creates confusion among all concerned”.

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