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Quality and Qualifications Ireland (Dearbhú Cáilíochta agus Cáilíochtaí Éireann)
NARIC Ireland at Quality and Qualifications Ireland

26-27 Denzille Lane

D02 P266

IRELAND

Phone: +353 1 905 8100
Fax:
E-mail: qualadvice@qqi.ie
Web Site: http://www.naric.ie
Contact person: Angela Lambkin, NARIC Ireland

National education bodies

Department of Education and Science
An Roinn Oideachais Agus Eolaíochta

System of education

Education System in Ireland

Education is compulsory for children in Ireland from the ages of six to sixteen or until students have completed three years of second-level education.

The Irish education system is made up of:

State-funded education is available at all levels, unless you choose to send your child to a private institution


Link(s): English

University education


Link(s): English
Universities in Ireland

Universities

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4www.ucd.ie
University College Cork, Corkwww.ucc.ie
National University of Ireland, Galwaywww.nuigalway.ie
National University of Ireland, Maynoothwww.nuim.ie
University of Limerick, Limerickwww.ul.ie
Trinity College, Dublinwww.tcd.ie
Dublin City Universitywww.dcu.ie

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Post-secondary non-university education

Further Education and Training Ireland
Link(s): English, Irish, EN

Recognised higher education institutions

Recognised Providers of Higher Education Ireland

National University of Ireland Recognised Colleges

Institute of Public Administrationwww.ipa.ie
Milltown Institute of Theology & Philosophywww.milltown-institute.ie
National College of Art and Designwww.ncad.ie
Royal College of Surgeons Irelandwww.rcsi.ie
Shannon College of Hotel Managementwww.shannoncollege.com

Institutes Of Technology

Dublin Institute of Technologywww.dit.ie
Athlone Institute of Technologywww.ait.ie
Cork Institute of Technologywww.cit.ie
Dundalk Institute of Technologywww.dkit.ie
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technologywww.iadt.ie
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technologywww.gmit.ie
Institute of Technology, Blanchardstownwww.itb.ie
Institute of Technology, Carlowwww.itcarlow.ie
Institute of Technology, Sligowww.itsligo.ie
Institute of Technology, Tallaghtwww.it-tallaght.ie
Institute of Technology, Traleewww.ittralee.ie
Letterkenny Institute of Technologywww.lyit.ie
Limerick Institute of Technologywww.lit.ie
Limerick Institute of Technology Tipperarywww.lit.ie/Tipperary
Waterford Institute of Technologywww.wit.ie

Colleges of Education

The Church of Ireland College of Educationwww.cice.ie
Froebel College of Educationwww.froebel.ie
Coláiste Mhuire, Marino Institute of Educationwww.mie.ie
St. Angela’s Collegewww.stacs.edu.ie
St. Patrick’s College of Educationwww.spd.dcu.ie
Mary Immaculate Collegewww.mic.ul.ie
Mater Dei Institutewww.materdei.ie

Other State-Aided Institutions

All Hallows Collegewww.allhallows.ie
Dublin Insitute for Advanced Studieswww.dias.ie
Garda Collegewww.garda.ie
Military Collegewww.military.ie
National College of Irelandwww.ncirl.ie
Pontifical University of Maynoothwww.maynoothcollege.ie
Royal Irish Academy of Musicwww.riam.ie
St Patrick’s, Carlow Collegewww.carlowcollege.ie

Other State-Aided Institutions

Honorable Society of Kings Innwww.kingsinns.ie
Law Society of Irelandwww.lawsociety.ie

Link(s): English
Privately funded higher education colleges

Privately funded higher education colleges offering validated programmes leading to awards of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) can be identified using this link:

http://qsearch.qqi.ie/WebPart/Search?searchtype=providers

Link(s): EN

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

QQI Policy and Criteria for the Academic Recognition of Foreign Qualificaitons

http://www.qqi.ie/Publications/Facilitating%20the%20Academic%20Recognition%20of%20Foreign%20Qualifications.pdf

NARIC Ireland advice on the academic recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Qualifications Framework

Framework

The National Framework of Qualifications (NQF)

Interactive Framework - http://www.nfq-qqi.com/index.html

Link(s): English, Irish

Self Evaluation Report

Report of Steering Committee for National Consultation

Verification of Compatibility of Irish National Framework of Qualifications with the Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, November 2006

Link(s): English

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Qualifications and Quality Assurance Authority of Ireland
QQI
Údarás na hÉireann um Cháilíochtaí agus Dearbhú Cáilíochta

26-27 Denzille Lane, D02 P266, Ireland




Link:

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Process of Implementation of the Diploma Supplement

Example of a completed Irish Diploma Supplement which each institution will provide to their graduates.

Link(s): English
Chart of national higher education structure

Chart of the Irish Higher Education Structure
(from http://www.eurydice.org/ressources/eurydice/pdf/0_integral/085EN.pdf, page 183).

Link(s): English