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Frequently asked questions


What are short courses, micro-credentials and nano courses?

Short courses and micro-credentials help you gain skills that deepen your knowledge and professional competency. Courses are classified as ‘credentials’ when evidence of a skill set is demonstrated by a learner.

Nano courses are short courses that require only a few hours of self-study.

What are the entry requirements?

Our goal is to make upskilling accessible to learners across the globe. Anyone 18 years of age or older can sign up for our online short courses and micro-credentials. There are no academic entry requirements or conditions.

How long does it take to complete a short course?

On average, you will need 10 – 13 hours a week to complete a micro-credential and 6 hours a week to complete the coaching short course.

Check the description of the course you’re interested in to see its exact duration.

What is a stackable credential?

SACAP Global’s micro-credentials are designed to be equivalent to components of accredited qualifications.

The micro-credentials are stackable, which means that they can be recognised as equivalent to modules within degree programmes at SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology).

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Complete a specific combination of micro-credentials, enrol for the Bachelor of Applied Social Science Degree, and apply for module exemption.

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Are the short courses and micro-credentials credit-bearing?

Our specialised short courses and micro-credentials are non-credit bearing and are not on their own sufficient for entry into SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) degree programmes or credit-bearing qualifications.

For those who meet minimum entrance requirements, module exemption via RPL is possible for a specific combination of SACAP Global micro-credentials.

What can I expect from a short course?

Our short courses and micro-credentials combine content knowledge and practical experience, which means the skills you learn can be applied directly to your current, or future, work environment.

Courses are hosted on OpenLearning, a social learning platform where you can share, like, comment and engage with peers, educators and course facilitators.

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What if I don't complete my assessments?

Unfortunately, if we don’t receive the work it can’t be graded. This means you will not receive a certificate nor badge for the course.