Quality Assured and Recognised
The NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) provides a way to compare qualifications, and to ensure that they are quality assured and recognised at home and abroad.
The concept of the NFQ was first proposed in legislation in 1999 and was officially launched as an active framework in 2003.
Since then, there have been many national and international developments which have helped establish the NFQ in Ireland and its recognition in other countries developing their qualifications frameworks.
Since its launch, all of the qualifications made by the national awarding bodies in Ireland have been recognised within the NFQ.