Welcome to Micro-credentials at Maynooth University!

Our micro-credentials offer a fantastic opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge in a short period, whether it's for professional development or personal growth. Discover the benefits of completing a micro-credential with Maynooth University and find out why this could be the perfect choice for you.

What are Micro-credentials?

Micro-credentials are short-courses designed to equip you with practical skills and knowledge that you can immediately apply in your workplace or personal life. These courses are tailored to fit around your busy schedule, giving you the flexibility to learn at your own pace.
Depending on the course you choose it will be delivered either fully online, blended (online and in person) or in person.

Who are Micro-credentials for?

Our micro-credentials cater to two main groups:
Individuals: If you're looking to upskill, reskill, or invest in your personal development, our micro-credentials are perfect for you. Whether you want to advance your career or explore new opportunities, our courses can help you achieve your goals.

Companies: Are you a company seeking quality training to address skill gaps within your workforce? Our micro-credentials can assist in attracting, nurturing, and retaining top talent, ensuring your team stays competitive in today's fast-changing job market.

Micro-credentials.....a pathway to lifelong learning


Benefits of Completing a Micro-credential:

When you choose to complete a micro-credential at Maynooth University, you'll enjoy a range of advantages: 

1. Flexibility: Our part-time courses are designed to fit seamlessly into your work and personal commitments, making it easier for you to balance your learning journey with other responsibilities.
2. Speedy Knowledge Acquisition: Within just 6-12 weeks, you'll acquire valuable skills and knowledge that can lead to immediate improvements in your professional or personal life.

3. Career Progression: By completing a micro-credential, you can enhance your career prospects or even explore new career paths altogether, opening doors to exciting opportunities.

4. Staying Ahead: Our courses are carefully crafted to keep you up-to-date with the latest industry advancements and emerging trends, ensuring you remain relevant in your field.

Why Choose Maynooth University?

There are several compelling reasons to choose Maynooth University for your micro-credentials:

Quality Assurance: Our micro-credentials are thoroughly reviewed accredited by Maynooth University, guaranteeing the highest standards of education and training.
Practical Skills: The knowledge and skills you gain from our courses are not just theoretical but immediately applicable, giving you a competitive edge in your professional endeavors.

Engaged Academic Staff: Our small class sizes are led by passionate and dedicated academic staff, providing you with an interactive and enriching learning experience.

Industry Alignment: Our courses are designed to align with industry needs, ensuring you're equipped with the most relevant and sought-after skills in your chosen field.

Expert Course Creation: The content of our micro-credentials is curated by subject matter experts, ensuring you receive the best and most up-to-date information.

Academic Recognition: Upon completion of your micro-credential, you will earn 5-15 ECTS credits at level 8/9 on the National Framework of Qualifications, further enhancing the value of your learning journey. Following completion of a micro-credential, credits may be accepted as part of relevant postgraduate programmes, such as postgraduate diplomas or masters.

What are the entry requirements?

Most of our micro-credentials require that applicants should hold at a minimum an honours (NFQ level 8) Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent international qualification. Applicants with a minimum 3 years of documented relevant work experience are also eligible for admission.

Where an applicant does not meet the stipulated admissions criteria for a micro-credential, the applicant (or, in some cases, the employer of a group of learners) has the opportunity to submit an application through the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning process.

Minimum English Language requirements:
All applicants who are non-native English speakers must provide documented evidence of competency in the English language. It is important that you have the level of English to successfully participate on the course. For accepted documentation, please click here.

To find out more about each micro-credential, please visit the respective tabs below.

Register Your Interest: If you're interested in any of our micro-credentials, please click here to register your interest.

Contact Us: We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Sinéad or Zsuzsanna using the following contact details:

Email: microcredentials@mu.ie
Telephone: +353 1 708 3875
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00

IUA MicroCreds is a Human Capital Initiative funded €12.3 million project led by the Irish Universities Association (IUA) to empower learners on their journeys to life-long and life-wide learning through short, part-time courses known as micro-credentials.