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Course Types & Levels

A quick guide to understand the different types of qualifications, and education levels and how they relate to one another.

Entry Level

These include QQI level, 1, 2, 3 courses

Courses can be part-time and full-time

Courses include:

Entry Requirements

No formal education entry requirements

Intermediate Level

These include QQI level 3 and 4 courses

Courses can be part-time and full-time

Courses include:

Entry Level Employment Focused Courses

Entry Requirements

NFQ Level 3 / Junior Certificate / Relevant life experience

Advanced Level

These include QQI level 5 and 6 courses

Courses can be part-time and full-time

Courses include:

Entry Level Employment Focused Courses

Entry Requirements

NFQ Level 3 / Junior Certificate / Relevant life experience