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
Privately funded higher education colleges offering validated programmes leading to awards of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) can be identified using this link:
Interactive Framework - http://www.nfq-qqi.com/index.html
Verification of Compatibility of Irish National Framework of
Qualifications with the Framework for Qualifications of the European
Higher Education Area, November 2006
26-27 Denzille Lane, D02 P266, Ireland
Example of a completed Irish Diploma Supplement which each institution will provide to their graduates.
Chart of the Irish Higher Education Structure(from http://www.eurydice.org/ressources/eurydice/pdf/0_integral/085EN.pdf, page 183).