UCC MicroCreds Project appears in The Irish Times

1 Nov 2023
MicroCreds Project Lead, Mags Arnold in the surgical skills lab in the Assert Centre.

UCC Project Lead, Mags Arnold, recently gave an interview with The Irist Times on Micro-credentials and our collaboration with Stryker. MicroCredentials are a short-form learning option, offer enterprise an easy way to upskill a workforce. Quality assured and accessible it’s a very time-efficient approach that will increase the ability of your existing talent pool.

Ireland is experiencing skills gaps at every level of enterprise, from SMEs to multi-nationals.

MicroCreds, is a collective initiative from Ireland’s top universities that is helping to bridge the gap with short-form training designed to upskill workforces fast.



MicroCreds is led by the Irish Universities Association (IUA), the courses are enterprise-led, university-accredited and allow learners to gather skills and competencies in a flexible and affordable way.

Hundreds of bite-sized courses are available at Most last between five and 12 weeks in duration and each requires on average just a few hours attendance a week, either online or in a blended format that mixes on-screen classes with on-campus lectures and self-paced learning that can be done around a learners other commitments.

The full article can be viewed on the online version of The Irish Times. 



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