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UCP Micro-credentials


What is a Micro-credential?

Microcredentials/Short Courses are validated by The Open University or Pearson (HN Flex). They offer access to bite-sized chunks of learning that can help you develop knowledge and skills in a specific area. The modules offered by University Centre Peterborough (UCP) are taken from full HE qualifications. They can be used for CPD, to become familiar with HE studies or to progress onto a full programme at UCP and may be delivered face-to-face, online or a mix of both. These courses will run for 6 - 12 weeks.


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Before the course starts:

  • Induction week occurs prior to the course starting. It covers the learning environment, VLE, student support, and key policies. These will be available online or in person.

What will you gain from the course?

  • Upon completion, a certificate will be awarded, this will enhance your CV and show industry relevance.
  • You will have an optional 'Next Steps' session post-course. You can discuss further micro-credentials, progression to full degree, and employability support. These are available online or in person.

Entry requirements and module combinations leading to a full award are available on our website.



30 credit micro-credentials / short courses will cost £1500. Guidance is available from the SFE website on individual LLE accounts. Maintenance is available for on-campus studies only.

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Part Time Applications

If you are applying for a part-time course you can download a paper application form.

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Academic Support

Our academic support services are designed to improve your academic achievements as well as support you during you time with us.

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Welfare Support

We're here to support you health and wellbeing. Access advice and discuss any concerns you may be experiencing.

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University Centre Peterborough currently has 700+ students on over 30 different degree level programmes.


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