MicroHE Users Guide

While most Higher Education practitioners are familiar with the Diploma Supplement that was designed as an aid to support the recognition of degree-level qualifications, until recently nothing similar existed for sub-degree qualifications, especially ones of those in the region of 5 ECTS. MicroHE has set out to fill this gap and produced a so-called Credit / Module Supplement, but, more importantly, also published a Users’ Guide to provide guidance to HE Institutions on how to use the credit/module supplement in combination with other European and national recognition and portability instruments to facilitate:

  • the award of micro-credentials,
  • academic recognition & portability of micro-credentials,
  • recognition of micro-credentials by employers and
  • accreditation of micro-credentials.

Micro-credentials Survey Report available

In 2020, a survey was created to determine the state of play of micro-credentials in the European Higher Eucation Area (EHEA). Members of the BFUG as well as the nominated representatives in the MICROBOL working groups were invited to submit their answers, and 35 countries responded with great success. This report presents the results of the survey, enriched by the input of the three MICROBOL working group meetings held in January 2021, and showcases the decisive points that the development and acceptance of micro-credentials in the framework of the Bologna Key Commitments entail.

The report of the survey can be viewed here.