Specialty Programmes


Micro-credentials provide a flexible route to qualifications that will allow you to expand your knowledge and skillset in a shorter timeframe.

After completing MDI-04, I have a greater understanding of the motor insurance legislation in Ireland. I found this very beneficial as motor insurance is compulsory in Ireland so I can put my knowledge to practice, not only in the workplace, but also when renewing my car insurance policy or if I need to make a motor claim. ‒ Aoife Byrne
I found the MDI-05 Liability insurance module one of the most interesting modules on the MDI programme, mainly as it’s filled with real life scenarios that can I can relate to my day job in handling GL and Casualty claims. ‒ Mark Rooney
The Commercial Property & BI Insurance Module was well worth doing, especially for anyone dealing with claims. Even if you don’t deal with BI, the Commercial aspect was very interesting in relation to risk avoidance and fire hazards etc ‒ Declan Aungier

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A Micro-credential is a short programme that has been designed to provide learners with a specialised piece of knowledge.  Our Micro-credentials carry formal University accreditation and are a valuable tool in supporting career progression.

    A Micro-credential indicates demonstrated successful mastery of a specific competency.

  • A digital badge is a visual representation of a credential and verification of your learning. You can display your badge on social media platforms, in email signatures, on CV’s and on websites.

  • Micro-credentials can help you stand out from the crowd and identify you as someone who is proactive in training and upskilling and interested in development. The proof of this is your badge. The modules we have chosen provide the right type of specialist training in much sought-after areas with up-to-date content and opportunities to network with like-minded professionals.

    It also allows you to take a step towards the Higher Diploma in Insurance Management qualification, without making the longer-term commitment.

  • There is no difference between the delivery, supports and assessment of the module. Everyone who registers for MDI-04, MDI-05 and MDI-06 will have the same student experience. On successful completion, each student will be offered the opportunity to accept their badge as verification of their learning on that module.

    The same entry criteria for access to the Higher Diploma programme also apply to the Micro-credentials.

    If you decide to only complete a micro-crednetial, your successful completion of this module will sit on your student record and should you wish in the future to continue to the Higher Diploma programme, you will only complete the remaining four modules (two compulsory and two advanced).

  • Yes, on completion of each of the product modules, you can receive a badge as recognition of your learning on the Micro-credential.

    However, if you are working towards the Higher Diploma in Insurance Management, only one of these modules will count towards your overall award and designation.

    If you already hold the MDI or ACII designations, you can return to complete one of these product elective modules that you haven’t already completed as part of your award and work towards achieving the badge in this subject as a standalone recognition of learning.  CII credits will not apply to these modules in this instance, however, 8 hours of CPD does apply as normal for all modules successfully completed.

  • No, non-members applying for a Micro-credential module do not need to hold full membership. The non-member module fee is €635.

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