Discover the CEU Microcredentials Ecosystem
To improve the employability of our graduates, CEU Universities are leading an innovative change to bachelor’s degree programmes, by adding microcredentials to them. These are the qualifications of the future, enabling students to display the specific skills they possess on social networks in an effective way.
Employers are certainly looking for graduates, but those graduates who also possess specific skills and competencies stand out from the rest. That’s why it’s so important for candidates to display the competencies they possess.
Over the course of their degree, CEU students can gain a series of personal and professional skills which are highly valued by employers. Microcredentials allow the University to certify that its graduates possess these skills – and enable employers to easily verify this.
The CEU microcredential ecosystem covers all the competencies which you can acquire during your time at the University.
There are two types of microcredential within our ecosystem:
21st Century Skills, across six different areas.
Those which form part of a Learning Pathway specific to each degree.
Competencies concerning ethical commitment, social awareness, civic responsibility and sensitivity to the environment – developed at the University and certified by it.
These competencies concern the application of the scientific method in a specific area, contributing to the progress of society.
These are the value-added competencies concerning the use of information management resources, digital skills and the ability to speak foreign languages.
These are the competencies you will need to operate effectively in today’s globalized workplace.
These are personal skills which go beyond mere knowledge of information: they are what differentiate a top professional from the rest.
These competencies enable you to operate in a range of different organizational settings and stand out in the job market.
The Learning Pathways consist of a gradual learning journey with several milestones. As you reach each milestone, you get a microcredential and the corresponding badge means that you can show you have achieved this skill. You can put all the badges up on social media as you complete the Learning Pathway.
At our University, each degree sets its own Learning Pathways.
If you are a student, check out the information on the intranet about how to get microcredentials.
We’ve been working on raising the profile of the skills that CEU students acquire during their degree since 2015. We started with what was called the Certificate of Competencies: students received this in PDF format when they graduated. In 2019, we transformed the certificate into a set of badges using Open Badge technology, via the world’s leading badge-issuing platform, Badgr.com. Since then, the CEU Microcredentials Ecosystem has undergone exponential growth. In 2022, we took another leap forward with the new Open Badge v 3.0 release and the growing awareness of the concept of microcredentials across the world.
- Launch of the “Certificate of Competencies” (PDF given to graduates recording the competencies acquired over the course of their degree).
Welcome to the new generation of digital badges.
In 2022-23, the CEU Cardenal Herrera University began using the latest blockchain and encryption technology, offering the highest level of online security.
The v 3.0 technology also entails important changes in how your microcredentials are stored and shared. Until now, they were stored on a web server, but now they are stored in a digital wallet in your mobile, tablet or computer, ensuring that employers can trust the process for transferring and displaying skills as 100% secure.
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