Microcredentials are strategically placed courses, designed to upskill and reskill learners across the world. They can be deployed as part of an eco-system to support learners into programmes of study, I.e. PGCert, Dip, MSc, increasing brand awareness, subject reach and recruitment. They also can be a ‘burn fast’ option. This is where a course has been identified as being in high demand but the lifespan maybe short lived, I.e. 2-3years.
All Microcredential proposals go through a robust analysis. Taking into account market analysis and demand. This is a two-pronged approach between external relation and FutureLearn.
Course development can take up to 6 months from idea to delivery and is work loaded at a 10-credit course. Advertising and recruitment onto the course commences 10-12 weeks before the course go lives.
Industry endorsed Microcredentials are highly recommended. Courses that have been endorsed or accredited by professional bodies have a greater learner enrolment than those without.
If you want to explore a Microcredential offering, please get in touch with a member of the LISU