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HCI Microcredentials

HCI Microcredentials

Microcredentials are short courses that can range from 1 credit up to 30 credits. The government’s Human Capital Initiative (HCI) programme has subsidised the micro-credentials listed below for 2024/25 which have all been developed through one of SETU HCI Pillar 3 Projects

The Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy, under the HCI Pillar 3, offers a subsidy rate of 80 per cent for courses. The fee-level shown below is the susbsidised rate in each case.

In order to be eligible for the subsidised rate all applicants are required to meet the same eligibility as for Springboard+ / HCI Pillar 1 courses - please see springboardcourses.ie/eligibility or click into the application process below - on the for more information on the eligibility criteria. 

For more information on the courses please contact [email protected]

To apply for a HCI-subsidised CIRDAS micro-credential course please click here

Course TitleCredits Levels StartFee Payable by Learner
Applied Strategic Management107Semester 1€200.00
Operations and Project Management107Semester 1€200.00
Human Resource Management Operations107Semester 2€200.00
Finance for Non Finance Personnel107Semester 2€200.00
Workplace Wellbeing109Semester 2€450.00
Personal Effectiveness and Communications107Semester 2€200.00
Marketing Management for Industry107Semester 2€200.00
Digital Marketing108Semester 2€200.00
Building Capacity and Enhancing Leadership in Intercultural Understanding and Diversity108Semester 2€200.00
Data Protection Law108Semester 2€400.00
Digital Strategy109Semester 2€180.00
Digital Media209Semester 2€400.00
Python Programming107Semester 2€140.00

For more information on the courses please see www.fundsacademy.ie

Contact: [email protected]

To apply for a HCI-subsidised Funds Academy micro-credential course please click here

Course Title CreditsLevelsStart Fee Payable by Learner
Sustainable Finance and ESG57Semester 1€100.00
Why Lean? An Introduction16Semester 2€56.00

For more information on the courses please see growthhub.setu.ie

Contacts:

To apply for a HCI-subsidised GrowthHub micro-credential please click here

Course Title CreditsLevelsStart Fee Payable by Learner
Sustainable Business Creation58Semester 1€100.00
Managing Self57Semester 2€250.00

For more information on the courses please see www.amase.ie and at course webpage 

Contact: [email protected]

To apply for a HCI-subsidised AMASE micro-credential please click here

Course Title CreditsLevelsStart Fee Payable by Learner
Certificate in Introduction to Additive Manufacturing10701/02/2025€250.00

For more information on the courses please see www.priorlearning.ie

Contact: [email protected]

To apply for a HCI-subsidised RPL in Higher Education micro-credential please click here

Course Title CreditsLevelsStart Fee Payable by Learner
Recognition of Prior Learning109Semester 2€350.00
RPL Portfolio Development2.56Semester 1€100.00
RPL in Higher Education2.59Semester 1€125.00

For more information on the courses please see Innovative Materials courses

Contact: [email protected]

To apply for a HCI-subsidised Innovative Materials for Industry 4.0 micro-credential please contact the project team.

Course Title CreditsLevelsStart Fee Payable by Learner
Certificate in Post Processing for Smart Industry 59Semester 1€225.00

For more information on the courses please see buildingchange.ie

Contact: [email protected]

To apply for a HCI-subsidised Building Change micro-credentials please click here

Course Title CreditsLevelsStart Fee Payable by Learner
Landscape and the Natural Environment in Architecture59