Business - Sustainable Business Leadership - Microcredential

Students will study the global trends driving sustainability and be able to apply sustainable leadership principles. In undertaking this programme, you will be guided to construct an actionable sustainability plan for an organisation.

This certificate is awarded by QQI at level 9 (5 ECTS) on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Subjects taught

Perspectives on sustainability
Leadership, change management and corporate governance in sustainability
Sustainability – Accountability, risk and legal framework
The implementation of sustainability

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate or non-cognate area at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with extensive professional experience and other prior qualifications may also be considered for the course.

Laptop Requirement
All students applying to NCI must have access to a laptop that will allow them to attend classes online and, where relevant, to participate in on-campus learning. Some students may be able to avail of the Student Laptop Loan Scheme, subject to eligibility.

Application dates

Apply online.


30 hours contact time: 6 hours per week over 5 weeks.

Blended delivery: online delivery with one in-person half day introductory session.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: Throughout the year.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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