Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Spring 2025
6 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
6 ECTS @ NFQ Level 8
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Professional/Flexible, Online
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Address: Science & Engineering Flexible Learning Centre Email:

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Brief Description

This course qualifies for 50% funding under the HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy. Check fees section for details and eligibility. Please Note: Applicants may only apply for and receive, one subsidised course per semester.

Please ensure you enter the Module Code below when applying for this MicroCred. Applications without this cannot be processed.

You may apply for more than one MicroCred under the same application.

Module Description

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NFQ Level

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Productive And Healthy Remote Working




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This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are:


Most of employees are now experiencing remote working due to the recent pandemic. Furthermore, technology enables both employees and their employers to avail of the benefits of remote working even after terminating the current outbreak. But one of the important pre-requirements of taking the advantage of this great remote working opportunity is knowing how to do it both safely and productively. There are a number of psychological, technical, and managerial tips and techniques which need to be considered When employees what to remotely work.

One of the main underlying theories of this module is Kolb's experiential learning theory which helps people to learn while doing their jobs. This learning helps people to do not repeat their previous mistakes and unproductive efforts while they are remotely working. Employers and industries can expect healthier and more productive remote workers once their employees are enriched with these learning outcomes. While the main objective of this module is to help people to know how to safely and productively, work from distance; the provided theories, models, and techniques can help them to be more successful in their face-to-face working environment as well.

On the successful completion of this module participants will be:

• Knowledgeable in the key principles, theories, and techniques of safe and productive remote working.

• Creative in designing and implementing innovative approaches in their own remote working.

• Collaborative in working with their colleagues and friends in the cyberspace.

• Articulate in disseminating the standard procedures and principles of healthy and productive remote working.

Assessment: There is no final exam for this module. You will be assessed through continuous skill-based assignments, provided by your lecturer and tutor.

A minimum Level 7 qualification.  Where an applicant does not meet the entry requirements, they can be evaluated under the UL RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) policy and may be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the programme.

The fee for this programme is €600

HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy - Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can qualify for 50% funding subject to the availability of places. Subsidy is applied on application. To clarify eligibility please go to Eligibility Criteria.

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