ON PEQAB releases draft micro-credential framework, proposes formal qualification


Ontario’s Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) recently published a draft proposal for the Ontario Micro-Credential Quality Assurance Framework. The draft proposes the creation of an official Ontario Micro-Credential (OMC), a formal qualification that typically takes under 40 instructional hours to complete and that is offered by or in partnership with quality assured institutions. Six distinct OMCs are proposed, one for each primary category of qualification within the Ontario Quality Framework. Contact North | Contact Nord has already issued a response to the draft, stating that it addresses some of the concerns noted within the sector and outlines the need for more attention to issues such as competency assessment, out-of-province institutions and providers, and increasing the value that OMCs hold for employers.

PEQAB | Contact North (PDF)