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Caregiving Essentials

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Caregiving Essentials Microcredential


We have some exciting news for you!



Effective immediately, if you have taken Caregiving Essentials between January 1, 2022 and April 18, 2022 and scored 80% on all quizzes, you are eligible to receive a microcredential called Caregiving Essentials from McMaster University Continuing Education. 

What is a microcredential?

A microcredential is a certification of assessed learning associated with specific and relevant skills or competencies. In this case, it recognizes the skills and knowledge acquired in the Caregiving Essentials course. The credential earned is issued to you by email in a digital format. 

How can you use your microcredential?

You can use a digital microcredential in a number of ways. You can share it on Facebook and LinkedIn, or you can add it to your resume. If you do not want to share your microcredential online, you can print a copy of it and give it to someone including an employer or prospective employer. Or you might want to print and frame it for yourself.

How does this microcredential differ from the Certificate of Completion you can print from the D2L course site?

Both are valuable. However, digital credentials are becoming increasingly important because they are so easy to share. They are also secured (only you have access to it) and are validated. In the case of the microcredential for Caregiving Essentials, it is validated by McMaster Continuing Education.

When will microcredentials be issued?

The digital credential for Caregiving Essentials will be issued 3 times a year: May, August, and January. The first set will be issued in late May 2022 for participants who took the course between January 1, 2022 and April 18, 2022 and met the 80% requirement on the quizzes. If you complete the course between April 19, 2022 and August 9, 2022 and are successful on the quizzes, you will receive your digital credential in August 2022.