QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is an independent state agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland. Click here for more information
To understand more about QQI and your journey through a progressive and flexible framework, this information is extremely helpful. Contact our Career coach to help you understand how you can progress though this framework professionally and do what you are passionate about doing.
QQI is responsible for promoting the National Framework of Qualification (NFQ). The NFQ is a 10-level framework that many different types and sizes of qualification are offered by different Irish education providers. The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) provides a structure to compare and contrast the level and standard of different qualifications. This helps you to make informed decisions about your qualification choices and to consider progression opportunities available to you. The framework divides courses into 10 different levels.
Midas Group provide courses from Level 3 to Level 6. The following is a guideline to determining what level you are at on the Framework.
Learner Profile – Level 3. There are no minimum entry requirements. It is expected that
participants will have a reasonable level of literacy, numeracy, and interpersonal skills. Generally,
learners engaging in this programme are ready to take on a new task in a personal capacity or
role. Learners can follow straightforward instruction / direction and are moving towards
independent learning in a small range of areas of interest.
Learner Profile – Level 4. There are no minimum entry requirements. Generally, learners entering
this programme will be comfortable reading, drafting, preparing and understanding personally
relevant information, including quantitative information. Learners are capable of solving problems
independently or as part of a group.
Learner Profile – Level 5. Participants applying for this level of award should hold a level 4 and/or
leaving certificate and/or have relevant life and work experience. Participants will be expected to
engage in some independent learning/practical work outside the formal learning structure of the
course. Generally, learners engaging at this level will be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing
and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.
Learner Profile – Level 6. Entry requirements are a relevant Level 5 qualification and/or relevant
life experience. Participants will be expected to engage in some independent learning / practical
work outside the formal learning structure of the course. Generally, learners entering this level can
fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex information, including quantitative
information, that is personally relevant and reflecting a broad knowledge base. Learners can also
solve problems well, independently and as part of a range of different groups, accepting personal
responsibility for the quality of the outcome.
Are you wondering what direction your career should take?
Do you think you would like to reskill/upskill/change career?
Why not contact Midas Group for a confidential, free 10-minute coaching session to get you onto your own individual road to success. Our courses can be completed as major awards or module by module — just ask our career consultant to put together a “roadmap” of options for you.