- Publication date
- 1 October 2022
The report investigates the 27 Member States of the EU, as well as Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom. The research is divided into three separate but interlinked themes:
- mapping the current use of microcredentials for labour market oriented vocational and professional education and training;
- positioning the phenomenon of microcredentials in relation to the longer-term evolution of certification and qualifications systems;
- analysing the potential use of microcredentials for end users, notably individual learners and employees.
The report focuses on and explores the take-up, characteristics and functions of microcredentials in European labour-market-related education, training and learning.
The mapping exercise helps to identify the main characteristics of microcredentials as currently emerging in the context of VET and reskilling and upskilling initiatives.