www.qualifax.ie is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database and is the “one stop shop” for learners and the public. Comprehensive, annually updated information is provided about further and higher education and training options in Ireland and further afield. Articles and links are also provided to assist students, job seekers, parents, guidance professionals and graduates to make informed choices for education, training and career pathways.
Qualifax is a service provided by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (www.qqi.ie).
If you are looking for the widest range of education and training programmes in Ireland or considering further or higher education and training or unsure of which Leaving Certificate subjects to take, Qualifax aims to provide Guidance Professionals with extensive information about programmes and career choices.
www.qualifax.ie aims to support individuals of all ages and backgrounds to make informed and confident career choices and help answer the following questions:
- Are you or someone you know not sure about what to study at university or college?
- Have dropped out of college and are not sure of what to do next?
- Have graduated from college or university and is unsure what direction to take next?
- Are considering a career change or returning to education or training?
www.qualifax.ie is linked to the National Framework Qualification (NFQ) and is intended to put the learner at the centre of the education and training system in Ireland. The NFQ is a system of ten levels. It incorporates awards made for all kinds of learning, from initial learning to Doctorate, wherever the learning is gained. For example, the Irish Junior Certificate is at NFQ Level 3, apprenticeship qualifications are at a number of NFQ Levels, the Honours Bachelor Degree is at NFQ Level 8 and the Doctoral Degree is at NFQ Level 10. The NFQ provides a structure (a framework) to compare and contrast the level and standard of different qualifications, helping you to make informed decisions about qualification choices and to consider what options might be available for further studies. The NFQ also makes it easier to explain to others what qualifications one holds or are studying for. This becomes very important when considering further learning and applying for a job.