- Continuing Professtional Development in Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Formulations
- Continuing Professional Development in (Bio)Pharmaceutical Technologies
- Continuing Professional Development in Workplace Change: Practice and Skills
- Continuing Professional Development in Building Work-based Resilience in Self and Others
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awareness for Health, Social Care and Education Professionals
- Continuing Professional Development in Project Management
- Advanced Negotiation Skills
- Driving Digital Innovation
- Finance for Non-Financial Managers
- Strategic People Management
- Integrated Dance: Creation and Performance (DR1020) and Integrated Dance: Facilitation and Technique 1 (DR1021)
- Integrated Dance: Facilitation and Technique 1
- Arts Project Management
If you are interested in proposing a new Microcredential please fill in the following form:
The MicroCreds Project “Towards a Multi-Campus Micro-Credentials System” is funded under HCI Pillar 3 and is a cross sectoral project co-ordinated by the IUA.
Through the MicroCreds project, the IUA universities will lead the establishment of a national framework for ECTS-bearing, quality-assured micro-credentials, the first in Europe. This will facilitate the development of a programme of micro-credentials, each flexibly delivered and accredited by a university and included within the NFQ. This furthers the commitment to work in partnership with government and enterprise to drive lifelong learning.
What are Microcredentials?
A proof of learning outcomes that a learner has acquired following a short learning experience.
Credit range of 1-30 ECTS
MicroCreds are stackable and portable .
Levels 7-10 on National Framework of Qualifications.
Who are Microcredentials for?
Anyone looking to upskill or reskill in bite sized pieces that have value in the workplace.
What does Enterprise need?
Short, accessible, accredited, co-designed learning experiences that give the learner job ready skills.
Agile and flexible learning to fit their timeframe.
‘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’. – Professor Máire Leane
"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
'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, with the MPF programme we have 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. The course run over 8-weeks and 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.' - Dr Sonja Vucen, Lecturer in Pharmaceutics
'My role currently is Supply Chain - I found the information on Clean rooms/ Isolators/GMP practices overall very useful' - Student, CPD in MPF
'It was really interesting to see how drugs can be administered to patients and the importance of how of high quality these need to be at' - Student, CPD in MPF
'I found the topics on tableting, drug delivery routes and regulatory most beneficial as it follows on from what we do at Ringaskiddy' - Student, CPD in MPF