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About Microcredentials

Grow you knowledge!

If you prefer not to commit extensive time or financial resources to a full module and are seeking a taste of postgraduate learning or knowledge in a specific topic, we offer a wide range of "microcredentials."

What are microcredentials?

Microcredentials are short, online courses that allow you to enhance your knowledge at your own pace, with the option of earning university credits.

Who are they for?

Our microcredentials are designed for individuals leading busy lives, particularly those working in or interested in the agrifood and biotech sectors. If you fall into these categories, microcredentials could be an ideal fit for you!

What is the cost?

The cost for microcredentials is as follows:

  • £100 for learning purposes only
  • £250 to obtain university credits
  • FREE for residents of Wales in 2023

How are they assessed?

The learning process within the microcredentials will involve formative quizzes that assess your understanding and progress along the way. These quizzes serve as opportunities for ongoing evaluation and feedback. 

For individuals interested in obtaining university credits, there will be a summative Masters-level quiz administered at the conclusion of the module. This comprehensive quiz will assess your overall comprehension of the material covered and is designed to meet the academic standards expected at the Masters level.

By combining both formative and summative assessments, the microcredentials ensure a thorough evaluation of your learning outcomes and provide an opportunity to gain university credits for those seeking a recognised qualification.

How many microcredentials can I take?

You are welcome to enroll in as many microcredentials as you desire. However, if you intend to use them towards an IBERS Distance Learning qualification, you must successfully complete four courses from the same set (e.g., Plant Breeding 1, 2, 3, and 4). Doing so will exempt you from 20 credits in one of our courses.

What if I decide to pursue an IBERS Distance Learning degree programme after taking one or two microcredentials?

Should you decide to upgrade to a full postgraduate programme, we will deduct the amount you spent on our short courses from the total cost of your first 20-credit module, up to the equivalent value of one 20-credit module.

Enquire about our microcredentials here

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