Welcome to Micro-credentials at University of Galway
We offer an extensive range of courses, allowing you flexibility to study at your own pace. Whether you are upskilling for employment or for personal development, we have the course for you! University of Galway is one of Ireland’s top universities for graduate employability.
Our university has a rich history of:
- Flexible learning provision
- Supporting work-based learners
- Collaborative culture
- Excellence in research and clinical facilities
We are committed to providing learning opportunities which are inclusive, aligning with the core values of respect and openness at the heart of our university.
Our expertise enables us to respond to emerging industry related fields of research, underpinning our teaching and informing local, national and international innovation. Developed with this expertise, University of Galway provides innovative micro-credential courses which are short, flexible and accredited.These quality assured courses cover a range of topics including protecting our environment, technology, science and business innovation, and sustainability. We are committed to responding to emerging industry needs where we have expertise.
Our university has a rich history of engagement with enterprise and industry
Where do I get further information?
Contact the person identified on each module. If you have any difficulties please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For further guidance see instructional video on our webpage
What Microcreds mean for you
What will a Micro-credential mean for your career or future study?
Having a Micro-credential will mean that you have studied a university level course and completed it to this standard. Each Micro-credential will give you skills and knowledge related to the work environment and should assist in your career development. In some instances, Micro-credentials may be of benefit for your Recognition of Prior Learning, when taking other related higher awards at the university.
What do Micro-credentials mean for business or employers?
Skills shortage in key areas can be met by upskilling staff with these short courses. Also investiment in your people through learning opportunities should aid with staff retention and demonstrate your commitment to their development.
"It was a very positive experience, fantastic back up support, all participants were engaged, and participation level was very high. People chose to do this course voluntarily and there was an element of cohesion and comradery which I have not experienced before on a mainly online course. It did not feel like we were disconnected from the university, through blackboard and student emails, we were treated very much as being a student of the College."