Ahead on the game with microcredentials

You can bridge the skills gap quickly with microcredentials. The pandemic has changed the way we work and acquire or develop our talents. Not only are specific tasks being outsourced but entire roles are regularly filled online by candidates all over the world. You can easily and efficiently upskill yourself by acquiring microcredentials which will allow you to remain relevant and stay ahead of the rapidly evolving workplace.


What are Microcredentials?

A microcredential is a verifiable recognition of a skill or experience acquired through a brief period of specialised training. It is proof of competency on a precise subject matter which quickly enhances your present skill set. Microcredentials are essentially the result of a short training process that specifically targets skill gaps for necessary improvement.



Not everyone has the time to take a full traditional course, attend university or interrupt work in order to keep up with emerging market trends. Microcredentials provide a solution for people to learn particular skills even while working. It can address the need for professional recognition without needlessly spending time and money on unnecessary aspects for such education. In spite of the comprehensive nature of conventional methods of instruction, it is this same model that may sometimes prevent learners from advancing quickly in the workplace. Engaging in a short microcredential course offers the flexibility to learn the exact skill needed for advancement.


Microcredentials also give employers the flexibility to send out their staff to train for specific skills required for their given workplace requirements. This reduces the expenditure of company resources while delivering more precise outcomes from such training. It also fosters more loyalty towards the current workforce by reducing the need to outsource or hire new employees. This leads to stronger employer-employee relations and savings for the company that no longer needs to spend more for onboarding.


On site or online?

Technology has given us the ability to choose how we like to learn and work. Some find the face-to-face method of instruction more conducive for learning. Others however view online training to be more suitable for their lifestyle. Microcredential courses are available for both styles of delivering education.


Students simply select a subject, engage in training, collect and submit evidence, receive and share the results. These results should, in principle, be easily verifiable by online or physical certifications.


What subjects to study?

There is a vast and diverse array of subjects available to receive microcredentials on. These could take anywhere between one week to 12 weeks to complete, depending on the course. Here are a few examples:


  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Communication skills
  • Effective Presentations
  • Leadership
  • Marketing Principles
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Writing Skills
  • Negotiation
  • Photography
  • CVs & Applications
  • Effective Online Research
  • Teamwork & Communication


Microcredentials and tudy abroad

If you do have a little extra time in your hands, with elephant Minds, there are also study abroad programmes for those who would like to immerse themselves in another culture and lifestyle while learning. Take advantage of educational and business trips we offer to Argentina, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It allows you to take part in educational visits, special talks, local tours, and professional and social gatherings. This will make earning your microcredential more fun and memorable by discovering another country or city at the same time.


We help you find the right course for you

Contact us today and start enhancing your present skill set. Choose face-to-face or online courses. We can also find the right educational institution if what you are looking for is being part of a larger community of learners. There are individual and company packages available so send us a message to discuss your specific needs and receive more information.