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- 9 March, 2023 – the ECTE General Assembly approved the strategic plan to launch micro-credentials (see ECTE Strategic Plan 2022-2027).
- 11 July, 2023 – the ECTE was registered on the EQAR.
- September, 2023 – the ECTE presents a substantive change application to the EQAR Register Committee to include the accreditation micro-credential providers as one of its ESG regulated activities. If successful, this will allow for listing on the DEQAR.
- Winter, 2023 – pending a positive outcome from the EQAR, applications for accreditation of Micro-Credential Providers (MCP) will open.
- 8-10 March, 2024 – a consultation is planned in Albania to equip all MCP accreditation applicants. See details and registration form here.
Guidelines, forms and directory
Once MCP accreditation is launched, this page will be the ‘home’ of the activity, featuring, for example, guidelines, application forms and links to the MCP Directory.
- Guidelines for Micro-credential Providers. This core document includes the criteria, procedures and standards for being accredited as a Micro-Credential Provider. .
- Application. The Micro-Credential Provider Application form will be available from Winter 2023.
- MCP Directory. The Micro-Credential Provider Directory will list all providers that have been successfully accredited. The MCP directory will be active from Winter 2023.
- EQA for MPC. The External Quality assurance for Micro-credential Providers Policy applies ESG 2 (External Quality Assurance – EQA), ESG 3.4 (thematic analysis), ESG 3.6 and ESG 3.5 (Resources), to ECTE’s micro-credential provider accreditation activity (MCP accreditation). This document is to be read in conjunction with ECTE’s general internal quality assurance policy (see Part 4 of Introducing the ECTE) and other ECTE policies and guidelines
It should be noted that accreditation as a micro-credential provider (MCP) is a distinct ECTE activity that should not be confused with ECTE institutional and programme accreditation (see ECTE accreditation).