Trinity College Dublin: Trinity launches new, flexible micro-credentials for future-fit, agile learning

Trinity is today launching a progressive suite of accredited micro-credentials as a transformative development in continuing education, bridging academic and workplace environments.

Trinity’s first ever micro-credentials lead the way with cutting-edge content in the fields of leadership, sustainability, social impact and health. Four Schools will deliver the first 19 modules in September 2021. They are:

Trinity Business School: modules include Finance for Non-Financial Executives; Foundations in Lean Operational Excellence; Leading People/Teams; Leading with Business Analytics and Big Data; and Creating Value with ESG.

School of Engineering: modules include Air Pollution; Solar Energy Conversion & Applications; Low Carbon Power Technology; and Cyber-physical Systems and Control.

School of Nursing & Midwifery: modules include Issues informing Nurse and Midwife Prescribing and Clinical Practicum; Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Abuse; and Authority to refer to Radiological Procedures.

School of Social Work & Social Policy: modules include Legal Training for Child Protection and Welfare Practitioners; Disability and Child Protection; and Digital Technologies in Human Services.

Each of the modules is tailored to industry and public sector employer needs and targets emerging skills needs in the sector to tackle specific economic and societal challenges. The cost of a Trinity micro-credential ranges from approximately €500 to €2,000.

For full details, see: www.tcd.ie/courses/micro-credentials

Dr Ruth Pritchard, Micro-credentials Programme Director at Trinity, said:

“Micro-credentials are a new and rapidly growing development in higher education throughout the EU and globally. They are valued by learners and employers for their flexibility, as well as their industry relevance. And because micro-credentials are tailored to enterprise and public sector employer needs, they are strongly collaborative in their design and delivery. The first micro-credentials we are launching today have a credit range of 5 – 10 ECTS at postgraduate level. They are delivered through a variety of face-to-face, blended and online delivery. Some are fully online.

“Trinity is committed to next-generation teaching and learning and we are proud that these micro-credentials offer a unique, learner-focused approach to continuing education. We are truly excited to welcome a diverse group of micro-credential learners who are passionate about putting Trinity’s world-class expertise to use in their day-to-day professional lives.”

As part of the Irish universities Association (IUA) MC2 – Multi Campus Micro-credentials programme, seven universities in Ireland have committed to developing micro-credentials.

Trinity is delighted that investment by the Irish Government under the Higher Education Authority’s Human Capital Initiative supports innovation and agility and provides the foundation for the success of Trinity micro-credentials.

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