What is a microcredential?

This info was provided by Colleges & Institutes Canada

A microcredential is a certification of assessed competencies that is additional, alternate, complementary to, or a component of a formal qualification.

Guiding Principles

  1. Microcredentials can be a complement to traditional credentials (certificate, diploma, degree or post-graduate certificate) or stand alone.
  2. Microcredentials are subject to a robust and rigorous quality assurance process.
  3. Microcredentials should represent competencies identified by employers/industry sectors to meet employer needs.
  4. Microcredentials may provide clear and seamless pathways across different credentials (both non-credit and credit) and may be stackable.
  5. Microcredentials are based on assessed proficiency of a competency, not on time spent learning.
  6. Microcredentials are secure, trackable, portable and competency is documented in students’ academic records.
  7. Microcredentials are to follow institutional approval processes

SENS microcredentials

Foundations in Science Communication

Don’t be the only person excited about your research. Learn to communicate science for impact!

Communicating your research to the right people, at the right times, and in the right ways, ensures that it has value and impact beyond research and academia and that it supports positive change in policy, practice, and behaviour.

With a focus on humanizing science and the people who do it, this facilitated online course invites researchers to explore and develop powerful stories that help audiences connect with their work. It pairs this human focus with practical tools for strategically, cost-effectively and professionally communicating with non-specialist audiences and the media.

By the end of the course, students will be able to think strategically about science communication, tailor content to the specific needs of target audiences, and make science understandable for non-specialists.

Please see the prospectus below for more information about this exciting new course.

Next intake: undetermined

Fundamentals of Collaborative Research

Coming Soon. Information will be posted here as it becomes available.