MicroCreds at UCC

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MicroCreds Symposium - Thursday June 1st 2023

This hybrid symposium will offer attendees the unique opportunity to engage with Micro-Credentials in a real-world setting

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Why Choose MicroCreds

Professor Máire Leane

Micro credentials provide a flexible yet academically robust way of responding to the learning needs of professional and practice communities. The Microcredential in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awareness for Health, Social Care and Education Professionals, allowed us to engage and network a cohort of learners with a shared passion for enhancing and expanding their knowledge base, and a commitment to creating a more just society’

Dr. Sonja Vucen

The CPD Cert in Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Formulations was the most recent programme developed by the Biopharma Processing Programme Team at School of Pharmacy, UCC. Although we have a great experience in designing and delivering courses in the biopharma sector, this programme pioneered the development of micro-credential courses at UCC. I very much enjoyed my role as a programme coordinator over a period of 10 months in working directly with Pfizer team leaders on developing a content that provided upskilling and met training needs for their employees. The actual course content, mode and time of its delivery was developed to suit the needs of the course participants. Hence, their engagement and motivation made this experience very rewording and enjoyable for me as an academic. following this short learning experience, Pfizer employees have acquired the learning outcomes and additional knowledge on the drug products that are manufactured and formulated in the company.

SS6808: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awareness for Health, Social Care and Education Professionals

As a social care professional, the course has broadened my understanding of what equality and inclusion mean and how inequality can impact the clients I work with. The course has facilitated me to think critically about structures in place that either empower or disempower service uses. Overall, the course was very valuable to my practice and I feel that I have gained skills around promoting culturally sensitive, anti-discriminatory and inclusive practice. Nessrine Zouai

Supporting the evolution of learning

Short learning experiences mean educators can respond to society and economic challenges along enterprise timelines strengthening that vital dialog with enterprise. IUA MicroCreds can provide leadership in lifelong learning education supporting the evolution of education in Ireland.

Mags Arnold, Project Lead
MicroCreds, University College Cork

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