What is the National Framework of Qualifications?


The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) provides a structure (a framework), aimed at simplifying the Irish qualifications system in an effort to increase understanding amongst all stakeholders.

Ireland is the first European country to publicly indicate how its National Framework of Qualification (NFQ) relates to the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF). The EQF is a new European tool that aims to increase the transparency of qualifications across Europe.