Stackable programmes are an alternative pathway for continuing education. They typically consist of a series of certificates that will stack up towards a full degree. Each certificate is a recognition of the knowledge and skills that you have acquired, making you ready for certain types of job roles.
Assessments and examinations are created for each certificate, to ensure that you have achieved the necessary level of competence in those skills. Professionals with prior learning or experience can take these assessments and be awarded the certificates if you pass the assessments.
Stackable programmes can be taken over a period of five years or more. As an alternative pathway, the stackable approach promotes a culture of lifelong learning and enables Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) to enrich and upskill without disrupting your careers. It also enables you to gain recognition from your employer for your efforts and opens up additional learning pathways, as alternative qualifications and work experience can also be considered for entry into each programme.