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UCW launches new micro-credentials in trading, cryptocurrency

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University Canada West (UCW) has added to its growing list of micro-credential offerings.

The latest additions include Advanced Trading and Cryptocurrency courses offered in partnership with the London Academy of Trading (LAT).

The Advanced Trading micro-credential can transform students into experts in trading in just 12 weeks. The online course covers commodities, cryptocurrencies, equities and forex, and how they are correlated. It provides learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to trade consistently and profitably.

This micro-credential helps individuals improve their understanding of financial markets and trading, whether they want to advance their career or supplement existing income through trading.

UCW also recently added a Cryptocurrency course.

LAT’s cryptocurrency course combines both the theoretical and practical aspects of crypto trading.

It gives learners a basis in the structure and process of investing within the crypto space and hands-on experience with access to a crypto trading platform, enabling students to actively participate in trading sessions.

These courses are the latest additions to UCW’s growing lineup of micro-credentials focused on technology, business and innovation. The courses are designed to help learners gain valuable, specific skills in a short amount of time.

UCW now offers nine micro-credentials. The other courses include:

The Project Management for Blockchain Certificate micro-credential helps students understand blockchain and project management, and how to apply the principles of project management to blockchain and cryptocurrency projects.

The Blockchain Entrepreneurship Certificate micro-credential is an online, three-level educational series focused on preparing graduates to master blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as well as how entrepreneurs can use these technologies.

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) micro-credential provides learners with a foundation in the development and management of CSR strategies, as well as the frameworks used by the world's largest tech, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail and mining companies.

The Certified Digital Marketing Professional by the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) micro-credential gives recent graduates and working professionals the chance to upskill and become a Certified Digital Marketing Professional. By earning this certification, learners will be able to conduct digital research, set business objectives for campaigns, and establish, develop and optimize digital strategies.

Data and Web Analytics is tailor-made for those already analytically minded and eager to upgrade their skills for an ever-evolving digital world. With a focus on career-ready, self-paced learning delivered through a blend of essential reading, case studies, this micro-credential makes learners familiar with the core principles and best practices in web analytics and data management in just 12 weeks.

The Online E-Commerce micro-credential is for professionals who already work in e-commerce but looking to upskill to future-proof their career. This course has the latest industry insights, expert-driven case studies and best practices, quick reads, webinars, presentations and downloadable tools.

Social Media Marketing includes an interactive selection of unique learning formats, delivered through toolkits, videos, podcasts, webinars and essential reading. This micro-credential provides a thorough exploration of what social media means today.

For more information about all UCW’s micro-credentials, visit ucanwest.ca/micro-credentials.

Published on Nov. 3, 2021.