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Globally recognized qualifications

Ireland is in the top-twenty worldwide for its higher education system, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2013.

The Quality and Qualifications Ireland has developed a National Framework of Qualifications known as the NFQ system in order to put the learner in control. This 10-level framework enables comparison of different qualifications from different education institutions and ensures their recognition – both in Ireland and elsewhere.

Moreover the qualifications in the NFQ are quality assured. This means that the learner can have confidence that his/her course, and the institution at which he/she is studying, is reviewed on an continually by the Irish Government. Quality assurance is intended to ensure that all learners have a high quality learning experience regardless of where he/she is studying.

The Irish NFQ system is compatible with the ENIC-NARIC (European Network of Information Centres/National Academic Recognition Information Centres), which facilitates the recognition of academic qualifications throughout Europe and internationally in countries like the United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.