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National Framework of Qualifications
The NFQ was proposed through the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act.  It is a system of ten levels (1-10) that incorporates all qualifications.  It is designed to meet the needs of

The Accreditation and Co-ordination of English Language Services (ACELS) is a function of the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland. ACELS provides quality assurance for English language services in Ireland through the management and operation of an Inspection/Recognition Scheme for ELT organisations and an Accreditation Scheme for English Language teacher training providers. ACELS is responsible for the development and quality assurance of a suite of English language exams (TIE, ETAPP) and for the organisation of professional development activities for ELT practitioners. Please note that the ACELS office is available to take phone calls from 10 o’clock to 12 o’clock, Monday to Friday. Please contact the office by phone between these times or send in your enquiry by email to Deborah O’Brien (

Qualifications Recognition
The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland is the Irish centre for the recognition of international qualifications, known at Qualifications Recognition - Ireland.  The Authority represents Ireland in a European Network of centres. The aim of this website is to provide information regarding the services provided by Qualifications Recognition Ireland.
Qualifax™ Qualifax is the National Learners’ Database. It provides information on a wide range of courses across further and higher education and training. It includes a range of useful tools such as an events calendar, interest assessment and information on student grants. Qualifax became part of the National Qualifications Authority in January 2008. Qualifax
Europass is an initiative which aims to help you make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe - whether you are enrolling in an education or training programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad.
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