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TCD Micro credentials

13 January 2023 

TCD Micro-credentials:

  • Offer ECTS credit (the EU standard credit system) for continuing/professional development with a credit range from 5 - 10 ECTS.
  • Are specifically designed to support learners wishing to keep pace with the fast-changing needs of industry and society.
  • Offer flexibility through face-to-face, blended and online delivery.
  • Are delivered by leading Trinity experts in their fields.
  • Offer 'bite-sized' pieces of learning, lasting between 5 and 12 weeks.

Trinity micro-credentials offer employers a unique opportunity to work with Ireland's leading university to: 

  • Future proof your organisation for the ever-changing world of work.
  • Adopt cutting edge advances and achieve quality and value-for-money gain.
  • Attract and retain talent by offering high-quality professional development and lifelong learning.

A key strategic aim for Trinity is to enable more diverse and flexible learning and programme delivery. Trinity is committed to a strongly collaborative approach to working with employers in order to realise this goal. Focused on future skills needs, micro-credentials are industry relevant modules, delivered in a way that suits employers and learners alike. 

By School Micro-credential listing

There are four Schools currently participating in the micro-credentials programme:  Trinity Business School, the School of Social Work and Social Policy, the School of Engineering, the School of Nursing & Midwifery.  Each of these Schools has designed micro-credentials with today’s professional in mind.  Micro-credentials that explore the evolving trends in each field, that partner with enterprise and public sector employers to ensure responsive skills development and ultimately, deliver learning outcomes with real-world relevance.  The vision for Trinity micro-credentials in the future is that micro-credentials will be stackable towards a Trinity award and portable.