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How to Earn Microcredentials
The Microcredentials courses are characterised under a theme as Professional Practice or General Studies. The rule is that to qualify as Professional Practice, 75% of the stackable Microcredentials should be in that category. That is, for a Certificate in Professional Practice (30 credits), 24 or more credits have to be in that category. For a Diploma it is 45 of 60 credits.
Two Examples are shown below:
1) Certificate/Diploma in Professional Practice
2) Certificate/Diploma in General Studies
In addition, Certificates and Diplomas are at defined Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (QF) levels and again, 75% of credits are required at a particular level to qualify for the award at that level.
Students should initiate applications for a stackable Certificate or Diploma award once they have met the thresholds.
Students also have a choice, where Microcredentials are part of a "parent" programme, then they may be stackable towards that parent award instead. However, such Microcredentials credits can only be stackable in one or other pathway, not both.
About QF level
Certificates and Diplomas are at defined Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (QF) levels and again, 75% of credits are required at a particular level to qualify for the award at that level.
Thus, as an example, to attain a QF level 5 Certificate in Professional Practice (QF level 5 = Bachelor's degree level) 24 or more credits have to be at QR level 5 and at least 24 credits have to be in the Professional Practice category.
The programme information at "Awards and Programmes" gives the available Microcredentials in each category of Professional Practice and General Studies.