Game Changing Career Paths

MicroCreds are bite-sized, accredited, enterprise-powered qualifications that allow learners to gather skills and competencies in a flexible, fast and affordable way. Micro-credentials are designed so that enterprises can recognise and integrate critical skills into their workforce, while also facilitating individuals’ career growth in a highly customisable way.

Skills Employers Need Now

At UL we have a reputation for close collaboration with enterprise to deliver programmes that produce work ready graduates. Under the Human Capital Initiative, Microcreds, together with our sister HCI project UL@Work,  consult with some of the most forward thinking global companies. This is where industry and academia collide. 

MicroCreds is a National Project

Project Outline:

MicroCreds is the national project, led by the Irish Universities Association and delivered in partnership with each of the seven founding IUA universities.  Its vision is to empower lifelong learning in Ireland by re-imagining learner’s relationship with education through agile, accessible and bite-sized qualifications: micro-credentials. 


This national project, funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science’s (DFHERIS) and National Training Fund via the Human Capital Initiative will establish a National Framework that standardises the awarding of MicroCreds across Ireland so that learners’ qualifications are nationally recognised, the first in Europe. 


Here at UL we are actively contributing to this goal while developing a dynamic suite of flexibly delivered MicroCreds aligned with the National Framework of Qualifications so that learners and enterprises can develop talent in a tailored way that benefits the individual learner and employer. 

Core Values of MicroCreds:

  • They range from Level 7-10 on National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).​
  • Credit range of 1-30 ECTS.​
  • Standalone qualifications which are transferable and may be stacked into larger qualifications.​
  • Download the Project Information Here

Where to Next?

Contact our MicroCreds Team

Dr. Sarah Brady

Micro-credentials Project Manager

sarah.brady@ul.ie

Dr Sarah Brady is leading the all university MicroCreds project on behalf of the University of Limerick. Reach out to Sarah if you would like to discuss any element of the national project. 

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Sarah Brady

Geraldine Carroll

HCI Microcred Steering Committee, Professional Education Manager

geraldine.carroll@ul.ie

Reach out to Geraldine to discuss enterprise education pathways and partnerships.

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