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Microlearning: What are microcredentials and why do they matter?

Watch to find out more about taking an accredited online microcredential on FutureLearn.

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In January, we launched microcredentials – accredited online credentials created with your career development in mind.

Designed to fit around your life, microcredentials take between just ten and fourteen weeks to complete and are crafted by industry experts and accredited by top educational institutions around the world.

Alongside a global community of like-minded professionals, you’ll:

  • upskill for work in rapidly-evolving sectors
  • learn from educators who are world-leaders in their field
  • master specialised skills in your industry
  • set yourself apart in a competitive job market.

Advance your career further, faster

Whether you want to develop your professional knowledge and boost your career prospects, prove your skills in an in-demand area, or even transition into an entirely new career, an online microcredential will provide you with the skills you need to take the next step.

Watch below to find out more about taking a microcredential on FutureLearn.

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Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

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