CFA Subsidy Funding

Creative Futures Academy has been awarded a total of €315,640 from the Human Capital Initiative HCI Pillar 3 Micro-Credentials Subsidy funding. Subsidies will range from 50 - 80% of the total course costs for eligible learners.

CFA Micro-Credentials Subsidy Funding at NCAD

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 the National Framework of Qualifications.

Funding is available for the below courses:

Course Funding Amount
Professional Diploma in Fashion Communication €1100
Professional Diploma in Art and Health €1100
Professional Certificate in Circular by Design €480
Professional Diploma in Art and Ecology €1760
Professional Certificate in Design for Transformation €1100
Professional Diploma in Art and Design Research €1100
Professional Certificate in Design for Climate Action €480
Professional Certificate Art and Ecology €480
Professional Certificate Sustainable Exhibition €480
Professional Certificate in Creative Diversity €300
Professional Certificate in Typographic Futures €300

Am I Eligible?

Check to ensure you meet the criteria below.

1. be living full-time in the Republic of Ireland

2. have your own, valid PPS Number

3. meet the nationality/visa requirement full details can be accessed here

4. You will need to apply based on either being:

  • Employed - working either for yourself or someone else.
  • Unemployed - not currently working, receiving a qualifying welfare payment from the Department of Social Protection (unless you are formerly self-employed) and actively seeking employment. Education and other entry criteria
  • Individual course providers set entry requirements to courses and may include recognition of prior experience and learning.

Applicants will be asked to declare their eligibility for the subsidy. Once offered a place on a HCI micro-credential subsidised course, applicants must complete a declaration form to confirm their eligibility. Forms will be circulated by the course provider. Full details of eligibility are available here