The National Framework of 
Qualifications 
The NFQ
In This 
Lesson We 
Will Cover 
1. What does NFQ stand for? 
2. What is the NFQ? 
3. Why was the NFQ Developed? 
4. How ca...
Pay 
Attention 
There will 
be a quiz at 
the end!!!
What is 
the NFQ?
A System Of 
10 Levels That 
Describes The 
Irish 
Qualifications 
System
It Recognises 
People’s 
Learning 
Including 
Yours!
The NFQ includes 
learning from the 
most basic level 
(NFQ Level 1) to the 
most advanced 
(NFQ Level 10).
Learning is gained in lots of places - 
schools, the workplace, the 
community, training centres or 
colleges and universi...
The NFQ FAN – Levels and 
Award-types Award-Types 
Levels
Outside Wheel = Level and Title 
of Qualification 
Junior Cert Is 
At Level 3 
Hons Degree Is At 
Level 8 
Higher Diploma ...
Quality & Qualifications Ireland Or QQI 
Overseas All Awards
State Examinations Commission 
Oversees Junior Cert And Leaving Cert
Institutes Of Technology Offer Courses 
From Levels 6 To 10
Universities Offer Courses From Levels 
7 To 10
Why was 
the NFQ 
developed?
To make it 
easier for YOU 
to understand 
the 
qualifications 
system in 
Ireland
To help YOU 
learn 
throughout 
your life – not 
just at school!!
To make sure that YOU can travel 
abroad and use your Irish 
qualifications
How can I use the NFQ 
to help me?
Plan YOUR education 
and training and career 
choices
Make good decisions 
about YOUR future 
with information on 
courses available to 
you
All qualifications in the 
NFQ are quality 
assured
When Using 
Qualifax You 
Understand The 
Difference 
Between Levels
Qualifications on 
the NFQ are 
recognised World 
Wide
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  1. 1. The National Framework of Qualifications The NFQ
  2. 2. In This Lesson We Will Cover 1. What does NFQ stand for? 2. What is the NFQ? 3. Why was the NFQ Developed? 4. How can the NFQ help you?
  3. 3. Pay Attention There will be a quiz at the end!!!
  4. 4. What is the NFQ?
  5. 5. A System Of 10 Levels That Describes The Irish Qualifications System
  6. 6. It Recognises People’s Learning Including Yours!
  7. 7. The NFQ includes learning from the most basic level (NFQ Level 1) to the most advanced (NFQ Level 10).
  8. 8. Learning is gained in lots of places - schools, the workplace, the community, training centres or colleges and universities!
  9. 9. The NFQ FAN – Levels and Award-types Award-Types Levels
  10. 10. Outside Wheel = Level and Title of Qualification Junior Cert Is At Level 3 Hons Degree Is At Level 8 Higher Diploma Is Also At Level 8
  11. 11. Quality & Qualifications Ireland Or QQI Overseas All Awards
  12. 12. State Examinations Commission Oversees Junior Cert And Leaving Cert
  13. 13. Institutes Of Technology Offer Courses From Levels 6 To 10
  14. 14. Universities Offer Courses From Levels 7 To 10
  15. 15. Why was the NFQ developed?
  16. 16. To make it easier for YOU to understand the qualifications system in Ireland
  17. 17. To help YOU learn throughout your life – not just at school!!
  18. 18. To make sure that YOU can travel abroad and use your Irish qualifications
  19. 19. How can I use the NFQ to help me?
  20. 20. Plan YOUR education and training and career choices
  21. 21. Make good decisions about YOUR future with information on courses available to you
  22. 22. All qualifications in the NFQ are quality assured
  23. 23. When Using Qualifax You Understand The Difference Between Levels
  24. 24. Qualifications on the NFQ are recognised World Wide
  25. 25. Take 5 minutes to answer these questions. 1. What do the letters N.F.Q. mean? 2. What is the NFQ? 3. Why was the NFQ Developed? 4. How can the NFQ help you?

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