Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Established

On 6 November 2012, the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland completed its amalgamation with HETAC, FETAC and the IUQB and a new integrated agency, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), was established. FETAC, HETAC and the NQAI are now dissolved. The new agency will continue to provide continuity of service as it evolves. QQI will bring any changes and updates to your attention over the coming weeks on its website www.qqi.ie.


The National Framework of Qualifications

Welcome to the website of the National Framework of Qualifications, the NFQ. Qualifications matter. So whether you’re at school or college, thinking of returning to learning, applying for a job, or considering taking your education and training to the next stage, it’s now easier for everyone – learners, employers, providers and advisors – to understand the national qualifications system.

The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) provides a way to compare qualifications, and to ensure that they are quality assured and recognised at home and abroad. We hope that this site will enable you to understand more clearly and easily the structure of the NFQ and the benefits of its use for you!

The NFQ – It’s all about YOU!!

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The NFQ from a learner perspective.

Employer or Recruiter

The NFQ and employers / recruiters.


A guide to the NFQ for providers.


Information designed for Advisors.


Excellence Through People

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