Course Details

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Spring 2025
5 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
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

Next Intake: Jan 2025

This course qualifies for 50% funding under the HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy. Check fees section for details and eligibility. Applications for Spring 2025 will open in October, express your interest to be notified when the course opens for application. Please Note: Applicants may only apply for and receive, one subsidised course per semester.

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Translating Organisation Aspirations Into Organisation Goals




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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 organisations believe that they have a set of goals guiding their activity. However, looking more closely at these 'goals' it is clear that some are unclear aspirations rather than goals. There are a number of important differences between aspirations and goals, and it is due to these differences that the two are related but not interchangeable.

As this module will describe, aspirations are the first step in setting motivational and transformational goals. There are 10 steps to be taken to transform an organisational or personal aspiration into a set of clear goals which can be actioned. This module will guide the students through this process and allow them to transform aspirations into specific, measurable, and attainable goals that can be applied in an organisational context or in the personal sphere

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying theories and principles of futuring and goal setting.
  • Identify the different methods and techniques of goal setting:
  • Make their goals in a standard 10 steps process:
  • Analyse and evaluate their own goals and how to reach them.
  • Enhance their own competencies required for reaching their goals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to merge their personal and workplace goals.
  • Compare and contrast goals and aspirations.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how goal setting can help to achieve aspirations, thus allowing individuals to influence future outcomes.
  • Describe their goals setting approach and the impact it has on their attainment

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. To clarify eligibility please go to Eligibility Criteria

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