Guide to design, issue and recognise micro-credentials

Micro-credentials are proliferating rapidly with different shapes, sizes, names and delivery modes, which makes it difficult to understand their value and to get them recognised to access education and training or employment.

How can we develop micro-credentials that are relevant and practical for both learners and employers? How can we ensure that they support flexible learning pathways and facilitate the recognition of prior learning? How can we help learners and employers understand their quality and value?

This guide tackles these and other challenges related to the provision and recognition of micro-credentials, providing guidance to micro-credential providers on how to apply the European principles for designing and issuing micro-credentials, and policy recommendations.