Micro-credentials, Certificates and Short Courses
About Micro-credentials, Certificates and Short Courses
Micro-credentials are short courses, professional certificates and degree specializations. They provide specialized, career relevant skills which you can immediately apply in your workplace. Micro-credentials don't count as credit towards a degree program. They are however, recognized with a certificate of completion which you can use to demonstrate your new skills to employers.
At this time, our Micro-credentials, certificates, and short courses do not count toward a degree program.
You have up to one year to complete your course and receive a certificate of completion. We do however, recommend completing your course within an 8-week window where possible.
Statistics show that increasing your skills makes you more valuable to employers. While we don't track specific employment rates for our Micro-credentials, certificates or short courses, we do offer the most in-demand skills to students through this curriculum.
There is no application process or entry requirements for our Micro-credentials, certificates or short courses. Simply add your course to your cart and check out to get started.
Our Micro-credentials, certificates and short courses are entirely online – you will not require a visa while you study with us.
It's easy to enroll onto a Micro-credential, certificate or short course. You just need to:
1. Search for and find your course.
2. Add it to your cart and check out.
3. After 10-15 minutes your student email and login details will be sent to your email address, and a blue play button will be enabled so you can sign in to Canvas.
4. To sign in to Canvas, log out of all Gmail accounts, if you have any, first.
5. Log in to your university account (Username@stu.uccglobal.co) on gmail.com using the login credentials sent in step 3.
6. Once you are logged into your university Gmail account, go to click the Blue button on your Dashboad.
7. If you see a pop-up displaying multiple Gmail accounts, please select your university email (Username@stu.uccglobal.co) to proceed. This will automatically log you into your Canvas account where you can start your course.
Registering for your course
Upon payment, click the blue play button next to your course to register and begin your studies. It may take up to 15 minutes for your course to be viewable.
There is no application process or entry requirements for our Micro-credentials, certificates or short courses. Once you have paid for your course, it can take up to fifteen minutes for your registration button (blue play button) to be enabled. If this time has passed and you still can't log in to Canvas, please get in touch with our technical team using the Contact Us form in the Resources tab of the website.
Our Micro-credentials, certificates and short courses are offered on-demand – you can start at any time.
Micro-credentials and certificates are individual courses and not part of a program. Once you complete your current course, you can enroll onto another one.
We do not offer academic support for Micro-credentials, certificates or short courses.
Currently, there is no online writing lab support for academic writing skills.
Our Micro-credentials, certificates and short courses are self-paced. The amount of time you spend on coursework is up to you, and the more hours you spend, the faster you can complete your course. We do however, recommend completing your course within an 8-week window where possible.
Your course is available to you for one year after you enroll, however we recommend completing it within 8 weeks where possible. If you cannot complete the course within one year, you will need to re-register at a later date.
You must complete the course after two attempts at the final exam to receive your certificate of completion or badge. If you fail, you may opt to register, pay and retake the course.
Our Micro-credentials, certificates and short courses do not offer tutor support.
Our Micro-credentials, certificates and short courses are not graded. You will instead receive a certification of completion and digital badge, upon completing the course requirements.
You cannot appeal the outcome of your Micro-credential, certificate or short course, rather you will need to complete the course requirements to earn your digital badge.
Upon completing your course, you will receive a digital badge and certificate, which can be printed where needed. You will be able to view the course description and skills attained as part of the course on the badging site.
You will not receive a transcript for a completed Micro-credential, certificate or short course. You will instead receive a digital badge and certificate, which can be printed where needed. You will be able to view the course description and skills attained as part of the course on the badging site.
We’re sorry to hear that. Please follow these steps to gain access to your certificate or badge:
1. The link to your certificates should be delivered to your email. First, try checking your junk mail.
2. If you cannot find the email, go to credential.net, and click 'Sign In' in the top right-hand corner of the webpage. Use the 'Forgot Password?' function to set a new password using the email address attached to your Canvas account.
3. If neither of these options is successful, raise a case with us through the Contact Us form on the Resources tab of the website.
Cancellation policy and withdrawals
For Micro-credentials, certificates and short courses you have three days from the date you enroll to request a refund, provided you have not completed your first assessment. You can request a refund by reaching out using the Contact Us form on the Resources tab. You will need to include your reason for requesting a refund, full name, email address and the date of purchase.
You have three days from the date you enroll to withdraw from your course, provided you have not completed your first assessment. Otherwise, you have up to one year to complete the course and receive your certificate of completion. Please see Policies and Procedures at the bottom of the homepage for full conditions of withdrawal.