Microcredentials at Mount Saint Vincent University
As the demands of the world continue to shift and evolve, employees need to continue developing their skills and workplace competencies. Microcredentials represent the achievement of very specific skills or competencies valued by employers, and are developed in collaboration with various industries to provide you with the skills that are in demand within your industry.
What is a microcredential?
A microcredential is a short, focused learning program that offers individuals the opportunity to gain specific skills and knowledge in a particular area. Unlike traditional degrees or certifications, microcredentials are non-credit courses that can be completed in a shorter period, ranging from a few weeks to a few months.
By earning a microcredential, you leave your learning experience confident in your ability to successfully demonstrate specific skills which will greatly enhance your cv. Each microcredential comes with a digital badge that serves as a validated proof of completion of the course.
This fall, we’re pleased to offer two microcredentials:
- “Continue Caring” – Learn how to navigate home care and long-term care services in NS
- Case Management Fundamentals
Registration and Payment
Registration deadline for the “Continue Caring” microcredential is October 16, 2023 at 12:00 noon (AST). The Registration Deadline for the “Case Management Fundamentals” microcredential is October 17, 2023 at 12:00 noon (AST). Payment in full is required at registration.
There is some financial support available for family or friend caregivers who need assistance paying the registration fee to participate in the “Continue Caring” program. Please contact the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at 902-457-6546 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Frequently Asked Questions and Support for Current Microcredential Registrants
We have a number of Frequently Asked Questions and supports to help our current registrants have a successful start to your microcredential.
Have questions about the microcredentials that we offer?