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Fully funded microdentials: applications close 5 Feb

Open University Microcredentials

Applications close on 5 February, 2023.

Once again, there is an opportunity to apply for funded places on Open University Microcredentials, including at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. The list of microcredentials which are available has changed. Currently, there are 19 fully funded microcredentials covering subjects including business and management, leadership, mental health, sustainability and mentoring and coaching.

For information on the available microcredentials, eligibility criteria, and how to apply, click here.

If applying, it is helpful to demonstrate the impact of the programme on your workplace skills.

An increasing number of union learners have completed enough microcredentials to have gained the equivalent number of points required for a Postgraduate Certificate (although currently, the completion of these programmes does not directly entitle the learners to a PgCert).

Please note: this is a significant personal time commitment on a weekly basis for 12 consecutive weeks.

Union-led study groups have previously been organised for microcredentials, with positive feedback from learners. If you are successful in your application, please email Tommy Breslin, Senior Development Officer at Scottish Union Learning, and we will try to support in forming a study group.

What are Microcredentials?

Microcredentials allow you to gain specialist knowledge and skills to help advance your career.

In just 10–12 weeks you can gain:

  • cutting-edge knowledge in a specialised subject, informed by our world-class academics
  • practical skills that you can immediately apply to your work, or boost your CV
  • undergraduate or postgraduate credit you could in the future use towards further study.

With microcredentials, all your study is entirely online. You’ll use a combination of learning materials, videos, quizzes and experiences to develop your specialist professional knowledge.

(from The Open University in Scotland website)