Swiss Micro Credential

SIMI Swiss Certified

Full Accreditation & Recognition

All Swiss Micro Credentials are endorsed and recognized by SIMI Swiss. We take pride in our professional certification programs being widely accepted in the industry and allowing the transfer of credits and fees.


UK Register of Learning Providers

No. 10087255
Registered Organisations who want to deliver education and training need to register with the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) and obtain a UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN).

Education and Skills Funding Agency

LAS is registered on the ESFA e-tendering portal (Bravo). This enables LAS to deliver education and training on behalf of the ESFA and the register of apprenticeship training providers.

Accreditation for International Schools, Colleges, & Universities, ASIC, UK

Accredited as Premier Institution
ASIC is an independent, government-approved accreditation body specializing in the accreditation of schools, colleges, universities, training organizations, online and distance education providers, both in the UK and overseas. ASIC accreditation is recognized by the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI), part of the Home Office and a Member of the CHEA International Quality Group in the USA. SIMI is an accredited Institution by ASIC with Premier status.

SVEB -SVEB – Swiss Federation for Adult Learning

Authorized member
SVEB is the Swiss national umbrella organisation for adult education and operates as a professional association and pressure group. SVEB have had a performance agreement with the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, which covers a substantial part of specialist work.

OTHM United Kingdom

Management Programs accredited by Ofqual
OTHM is an awarding body in United Kingdom which is accredited and recognized by Ofqual United Kingdom. OTH qualification to be recognised as the UK qualifications frameworks: Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England and Northern Ireland.

ATHE United Kingdom

Financial and Accountant programs accredited by Ofqual
ATHE is an awarding body in United Kingdom which is accredited and recognized by Ofqual United Kingdom. ATHE qualification to be recognised as the UK qualifications frameworks: Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England and Northern Ireland.

Accredited for CPD Programs

Accredited No. 778678
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. CPD is a lifelong initiative of ongoing improvement, encompassing a wide variety of academic and professional activities. SIMI's CPD programs is accredited. Bolognia Process

Bologna Process

Bologna Process for Higher Education Area
Our career-oriented study programs are based on and are fully compatible with the established European educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Compatibility is evaluated through an accreditation process via ASIC accreditation.


European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System
The ECTS is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognised. All the programs of SIMI is applied ECTS which allows credits from SIMI to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another higher education institution. ECTS has been adopted by Switzerland Higher Education Area as the national credit system.
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Recognition of our Micro Credential in EU

The European Union (EU) Council adopted a Recommendation on a European approach to micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability on 16 June 2022. The Recommendation aims to promote the creation, implementation, and recognition of micro-credentials across institutions, industries, and national borders. Micro-credentials validate the learning outcomes of the short courses and make them easily recognized all over the EU and could be transferred credits into the academic degrees.

All Swiss Micro Credentials from SIMI Swiss adhere to the Recommendations on a European approach to micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability and are credit-bearing. This ensures our Micro Credentials are more easily recognized across Europe.

‘Micro-credential’ means the record of the learning outcomes that a learner has acquired following a small volume of learning. These learning outcomes will have been assessed against transparent and clearly defined criteria. Learning experiences leading to micro- credentials are designed to provide the learner with specific knowledge, skills and competences that respond to societal, personal, cultural or labour market needs.

Micro-credentials are owned by the learner, can be shared and are portable. They may be standalone or combined into larger credentials. They are underpinned by quality assurance following agreed standards in the relevant sector or area of activity

In short, micro-credentials are short courses that you can earn an official credit for. 

(Ref. 5a – Definitions – Council Recommendation on a European approach to micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability)

Our Swiss Micro Credential is accredited by both the independent accreditation bodies of the SIMI Swiss and our university partners.

Besides, our Swiss Micro Credential programs is meet full the requirements of EU’s micro-credentials and:

  • Annex IV of the European Qualifications Framework Recommendation.
  • The Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area.
  • The European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (the EQAVET Framework) in the field of vocational education and training.
  • ISO 21001 – Management systems of Higher Education Institutions


Our Swiss Micro Credential is a part of internal and external quality assurance. The quality of our short courses is the same as our accredited academic programs.

Our internal quality assurance covers all the following elements:

  • the overall quality of the micro-credential itself, based on the standards referred to below;
  • the quality of the course, where applicable, leading to the micro-credential;
  • learners’ feedback on the learning experience leading to the micro-credential and;
  • peers feedback, including other providers and stakeholders, on the learning experience leading to the micro-credential.


Our Swiss Micro Credential are measurable (number of ECTS credits & UK credits), comparable and understandable (Level of qualification), with clear information on learning outcomes, workload, content, level, and the learning offer, as relevant.


Our Swiss Micro Credential is a part of academic degree programs and updated with the current professional knowledge.

Valid assessment:

All our sSwiss Micro Credential have transparent criteria for assessment. These criteria are announced and guided in the short course syllabus.

Learning pathways:

Our sSwiss Micro Credential are clear learning pathways. Please read more HERE


Our Swiss Micro Credential are designed for maximizing recognition in both the labor market and the universities.


Our short courses certified owned by our learners and may be stored in our UMS (University Management Systems) and shared easily. 

Learner- centred:

Our Swiss Micro Credential are designed to meet the needs of the target group of learners.

As European standard elements to describe micro-credentials are recommended as a resource to support the implementation, we put these elements to describe your micro-credential:

  • Identification of the learner
  • Title of the micro-credential
  • Country(ies)/Region(s) of the issuer
  • Awarding body(ies)
  • Date of issuing
  • Learning outcomes
  • Notional workload needed to achieve the learning outcomes (in ECTS credits)
  • Level of the learning experience leading to the micro-credential (EQF, RQF)
  • Type of assessment
  • Form of participation in the learning activity
  • Type of quality assurance used to underpin the micro-credential
  • Prerequisites needed to enrol in the learning activity
  • Supervision and identity verification during assessment (unsupervised with no identity verification, supervised with no identity verification, supervised online, or onsite with identity verification)
  • Grade achieved
  • Integration/stackability options (stand-alone, independent micro-credential/integrated, stackable towards another credential)

The use of the European standard elements to describe micro-credentials does not, in itself, imply official validation or recognition, but is a key enabler for it.  

Automatically transfer:

Our certified could transfer all the credits and tuition fees when joining to the academic programs of the SIMI Swiss and our university partners.

All the Swiss Micro Credential certifications show the corresponding Level. These Levels can be converted to a university partners’ program and their university partners corresponding to:

  • Swiss Micro Credential Level 4 and 5 short courses could transfer credits to Diploma’s Programs.
  • SIMI Swiss Bachelor Award could transfer credits to Bachelor’s Programs.
  • SIMI Swiss Master Award could transfer credits to Master’s Programs.
  • SIMI Swiss Doctoral Award could transfer credits to Doctoral Programs.

Not automatic transfer:

Although complying with the European recommendations in micro-credentials regulation, this is only a necessary condition to be recognized and transfer credits to European universities. Universities have their own authority to assess and recognize credits from SCN and SIMI Swiss. Please consult with the university you want to work with before studying our program.

The process of identifying, documenting, and evaluating prior experience connected to a study program is known as APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning).

APEL.Q (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Qualifications) is the award of academic qualifications to individual learners through the evaluation and assessment of prior experiential learning toward a fully accredited degree offered by the London Academy of Sciences’ university partners.

With the APEL.Q process, the learner could be recognized the experiences and get full accredited academic degree within 06 months with save over 95% tuition fees. Read more about APEL.Q HERE

After finish our short courses, you will get LAS certified with micro-credentials,

With this certification, you will eligible to apply to the APEL.Q process and get an academic degree within 06 months and save more than 95% tuition fees.

Quality control

International Standards Board

The International Standard Board, formed by SIMI Swiss and its University Partners, sets industry standards for short courses and manages credit transfers for SIMI Swiss’s academic programs.

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What we offer

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Swiss Micro Credential Courses

Courses designed by industry leaders and SIMI Swiss to build and enhance critical professional skills needed to succeed in today’s most in-demand fields.

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Transfer Credits when study Degrees

APEL.Q allows you to convert our certification and relevant university-level knowledge, skills, and experience into credits when getting our degrees.

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Transfer Fees when study Degrees

You could transfer credits and fee from professional certified to full accredited academic programs when study at same levels.

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Recognition & Accreditation

Swiss Micro Credential, part of SIMI Swiss, offers fully accredited professional certification programs with transferable credits and fees.

Professional certified could transfer credits and fees