Competency-Based Education

A model of education that is entirely self-paced and requires the learner to ‘demonstrate’ their competence through assessments rather than requiring ‘seat time’ for acquiring credit toward a degree. Learner driven, self-paced learning means learners can progress at their own pace and build on competencies they have already acquired through their career. There is no minimum time requirement for course completion. The model may be referred to as “time variable”. The focus is on achieving the required competencies. True competency based models have no fixed course completion times and often do not require alignment with a traditional academic calendar.

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