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European Year of Skills

Micro-credentials are taking off

Micro-credentials are an emerging phenomenon all over the world. This policy brief, developed by the European Training Foundation, presents evidence, practices and advice to shape policies.


Publication date
1 May 2022
European Training Foundation


This policy brief answers the questions:

  • What are micro-credentials?
  • Why are micro-credentials important?
  • How can micro-credentials interact with other tools in education and training?
  • What are the implications of their uptake for lifelong learning policies?
  • How can micro-credentials add value in education, training and qualifications systems?
  • How to stimulate the use of micro-credentials?


Study cover


15 FEBRUARY 2024
Micro-credentials are taking off