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Deirdre Harkin is the Project Lead for the National RPL Project at SETU Carlow.
Deirdre is a highly motivated education professional with over 20 years of experience in teaching, delivery of professional development and change management in the education sector. As Regional Development Officer with the National Behaviour Support Service and Assistant National Coordinator with the National Council for Special Education she was committed to embedding inclusive and innovative practice.
She is passionate about the provision of high-quality educational opportunities for all learners with a strong focus on delivering transformative and sustainable organisational change. As Project Lead for the Micro-credentials programme at Trinity College Dublin and as a member of the Irish Universities Association MicroCreds team she was responsible for driving the development and delivery of Trinity’s first portfolio of innovative micro-credentials and in shaping the national MicroCreds framework. This project is part of the National Human Capital Initiative for driving innovation and agility in the higher education sector in Ireland.
As Project Lead for Recognition of Prior Learning in SETU Carlow she is excited by the opportunity to further contribute to building agility into programme provision and creating pathways to learning.