Module Code: ED2108

Micro-credential Overview

Much of the information is now consumed through various digital outlets, requiring young people to navigate and appraise digital sources of information. While young people are considered ‘digital natives’ there are still gaps in knowledge on how to assess the quality and reliability of information and on how to decide which sources are trustworthy. This micro-credential will also introduces the concept of artificial intelligence (AI), and discuss the challenges and opportunities it brings. Lastly, the module will address e-health literacy in young people.

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25, Semester TBC

Mode of Study

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Online Learning

Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis.

NFQ Level and ECTS

Level 9


Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Postgrad Level 9
Academic programme: Education Micro-credentials – CPC18

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Digital Literacy and Young People - ED2108

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Subsided fee: €150

*Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for an 80% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidised places. For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria on the Micro-credentials webpage.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age.
    A Level 8 undergraduate, or Level 7 qualification with 3 years experience is required.
  • An interest in e-health literacy in young people.
  • Applications can be considered using Recognition of Prior Learning.

Contact Information

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