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.

Would you like to create a MicroCred?

If you would like to learn more about this transformative IUA project at University College Cork and the supports available as an academic content creator, please contact UCC’s Project Lead;

Mags Arnold

m.arnold@ucc.ie and/or microcreds@ucc.ie 


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