HCI Pillar 3 Micro-Credentials Learner Fee Subsidy

Image: University of Limerick HCI Graduate, Dónal Óg Cusack, with project representatives at the HCI Pillar 3 Mid-Term Conference 2023.

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Micro-Credentials Learner Fee Subsidy under the Human Capital Initiative Pillar 3. Over 14,000 places across over 650 courses will be heavily subsidised by the HEA.

Click here for the full list of courses:

List of HCI Pillar 3 Subsidised Micro-Credential Courses

All queries relating to courses should be directed to course providers.

Am I eligible?

Eligibility criteria can be downloaded here:

Micro-Credentials Learner Subsidy Eligibility Criteria

About Micro-Credentials

Micro-credential courses are small, accredited courses designed to meet the demands of learners, enterprise and society. Micro-credential courses award between 1 and 30 ECTS and provide awards at Levels 6-9 on National Framework of Qualifications.

The Human Capital Initiative has enabled Ireland to be one of the first European countries to establish a coherent national framework for quality assured and accredited micro-credentials. Projects are collaborating to develop, pilot and evaluate the building blocks required for a transformation in lifelong learning through micro-credentials.

Micro-credential courses will be instrumental in attaining national targets in lifelong learning and reaching the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan ambition to have at least 60% of all adults participating in training every year.

Participating Higher Education Institutions


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