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Microcredentials: Introducing The Open University on FutureLearn

What are microcredentials?

Microcredentials are professional development short courses with academic credit that enable your business and employees to gain specialist knowledge and skills to help advance your organisation and their careers in a short period of time. Delivered on our social learning partner platform, FutureLearn, these courses help you to build in-demand skills and knowledge across your teams. These courses are also kept up-to-date with relevant and emerging practices to keep ahead of the competition.

Key benefits

  • A short commitment and workload, the average microcredential takes just 10–12 weeks to complete, with 10-13 hours of study per week
  • Provides cutting-edge knowledge across specialised subjects, informed by our world-class academics
  • Delivers practical skills that they can immediately apply in the workplace
  • Results in improved employee engagement and retention helping your organisation maintain a competitive edge
  • Credits that learners could use in the future towards further study 

Download the brochure

Our employer-focussed microcredentials brochure is the perfect place to start. Enter your details below.

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Need some help?

If you have any questions about microcredentials, please speak to an adviser by calling 01908 541 182 or you can request a call back or contact us via email.

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