We can accept payments made by card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express) or PayPal via our online system.
You will have 14 days from the day the course starts to apply for a refund. You can find more information in our refund policy.
Microcredentials are designed to fit around your life and timezone.
There may be live events as part of your studies, but these will be recorded and can be watched afterwards if you aren’t online for the live broadcast.
No, microcredentials are designed to be taken anywhere in the world. You won’t need the right to study in the country where the university offering the microcredential is based.
Microcredentials are stand-alone products, designed to meet specific learner and employer needs and offer a credential ‘in their own right’. However, those awarded by the Open University do have a credit value at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and so may indeed be used towards qualifications (eg a Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma of Higher Education or Post Graduate Certificate) at the Open University, or potentially at another University (subject to the agreement of the receiving institution).
To get your microcredential credit recognised towards a qualification at the Open University, see our Credit transfer information. Please note that, at the time of writing, credit transfer at the Open University is only possible in multiples of 30 credits (ie two 15-credit micro-credentials, or three 10-credit micro-credentials). Different institutions will have their own policies. As the Open University expands our microcredential offer, we will recognise smaller credit chunks and update our credit transfer policies, so there will be various opportunities to use your microcredential towards a qualification in the future if you so choose.