Programme Validation

Programme Validation, Accreditation and Memberships:
City & Guilds

Athena College of Ireland is an approved centre for City & Guilds. City & Guilds develop vocational qualifications across a variety of sectors and are delivered in more than 10,000 training centres across the world and are widely recognised and respected by employers.

Website: www.cityandguilds.com

International

NFQ is linked to similar frameworks in Europe. This helps people considering employment or study opportunities outside Ireland.

There are two qualifications frameworks at European level:

  1. The Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area also known as the 'Bologna Framework'. This deals with higher education awards (NFQ 6-10)
  2. The European Qualifications Framework (EQF), which deals with all NFQ levels including schools, Further Education and Training, and Higher Education

Alignment of Uk Awards - Uk Awards provided in Ireland

Many qualifications awarded by UK education and training bodies following study in Ireland are recognised through the NFQ ( National Framework of Qualifications)

All of the UK qualifications that have been aligned with the NFQ are:

  • Included in the National Qualification Framework of England, Wales and Northern Ireland or the Scottish Credit and Qualifications framework of Scotland.
  • Delivered in Ireland to the same specification as in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
  • Subject to external Quality Assurance processes and procedures.

For more information please contact QQI – link to https://qhelp.qqi.ie/