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The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)

 

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  • The NFQ is a system of 10 levels

 

  • Levels represent all learning from beginners to advanced, for example the Junior Certificate is level 3

 

  • Includes qualifications achieved in school, Further Education and Training (FET) and third level education

 

  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) look after the NFQ and make awards in further education and training and third level education

 

  • You can find out more about which organisations provide what QQI accredications here

 

  • A qualification may be awarded for a component (part) or a complete (full) award at any level

 

  • You can find your qualification level on the diagram below. For an interactive map go to nfq-qqi.com

 

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