MICROCREDENTIAL IN CAREGIVING ESSENTIALS
Pursue your Microcredential Certification of Assessed Learning in Caregiving Essentials with McMaster Continuing Education
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What is a microcredential?
A microcredential is a certification of assessed learning associated with specific and relevant skills or competencies. In this case, it recognizes the skills and knowledge acquired in the Caregiving Essentials course. The credential earned is issued to you by email in a digital format.
How can you use your microcredential?
You can use a digital microcredential in a number of ways. You can share it on Facebook and LinkedIn, or you can add it to your resume. If you do not want to share your microcredential online, you can print a copy of it and give it to someone including an employer or prospective employer. Or you might want to print and frame it for yourself.
How does this microcredential differ from the Certificate of Completion you can print from the D2L course site?
Both are valuable. However, digital credentials are becoming increasingly important because they are so easy to share. They are also secured (only you have access to it) and are validated. In the case of the microcredential for Caregiving Essentials, it is validated by McMaster Continuing Education.
When will microcredentials be issued?
The digital credential for Caregiving Essentials will be issued 3 times a year: January (October 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023), May (January 1, 2023 – April 31, 2023) and August (May 1, 2023 – August 4, 2023). Students who took the course and met the 80% requirement on the quizzes will receive the microcredential.
If you completed the course between April 19, 2022 and August 9, 2022 and met the 80% requirement on the quizzes, you will receive your digital credential in August 2022.