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What is a micro-credential and why would you want one? 

What is a micro-credential and why would you want one? 

Micro-credentials are awarded as badgr badges

C-DICE offer micro-credentials for some of its training and development activities. These are an excellent way to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and competences for a job application or a professional development review.

What are micro-credentials?

Micro-credentials are digital certificates (often awarded in the form of badges) that demonstrate that the awardee has achieved a certain skill, attribute, and/or knowledge base. Unlike traditional qualifications and continuing professional development (CPD) they do not measure how many hours of effort is required but focus on the evidence provided, ensuring that it demonstrates the required level of the skill and knowledge has been obtained. C-DICE ensures that our micro-credentials are robustly designed, awarded, and new micro-credentials are endorsed by the C-DICE advisory board. 

So now that you know what a Micro-credential is, why would you want one? The simple answer is that they are an excellent way to demonstrate on a job application or a professional development review that you have met a particular criteria or gained a specific set of skills. They provide the opportunity to select micro-credentials that best suit your career goals and development requirements. By choosing which micro-credentials you apply for you can build a unique tailored professional development experience specific to your needs with the evidence base required to demonstrate capability to current and future employers. 

Badgr Micro-credentials that C-DICE provide.

C-DICE micro-credentials are validated by our advisory board, made available by digital badge provider Badgr via our Inkpath platform, and will be awarded after a training or development activity has taken place, subject to meeting the criteria. The micro-credentials we currently have on offer are:

Collaborative and Innovative Research Proposal Creation – available if you a have taken part in a C-DICE sandpit.

Create and deliver training to share expertise in a net zero related research field – available if you have taken part in our peer-to-peer programme or delivered training for C-DICE.

Video Impact: Bootcamp and Video Impact: Advanced Videography – available if you have taken part in our videography courses

COMING SOON: Peer Reviewer for C-DICE Fellowship Proposals – for those of you who act as a peer reviewer for our fellowships.

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