Cork College of FET Tramore Road Campus


Cork College of FET Tramore Road Campus


Cork College of FET Tramore Road Campus



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NFQ fan

Progressions Overview:

The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is the ten level system (1-10) giving an academic or vocational value to the qualifications obtained in Ireland. The NFQ levels help to indicate how an award can be used for training, education and employment opportunities, and allows for a comparisons and equivalencies to be drawn between different awards, courses and programmes.

The diagram above shows a “fan” representation of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Learn more HERE.

Quality and Qualification Ireland (QQI) is responsible for maintaining the NFQ and is the regulatory body for external quality assurance in further and higher education.

The majority of courses offered in the college are accredited at QQI Level 5 and Level 6. Some courses have accreditation from other awarding bodies such as BTEC, ITEC, BHS, etc. The NFQ allows for this accreditation to be given an equivalency within the framework that is clearly understood by students and employers.

Higher Education Links Scheme Progression Routes for Higher Education

The HELS (Higher Education Links Scheme) provides systematic progression opportunities for learners to first year of higher education programmes on the basis of FET (QQI) Level 5 and 6 awards, through the CAO (Central Applications Office). Click HERE for more information.


A board range of awards and certificiation is offered at CSN. Click HERE for more information.


Information on Progressions is available from your Guidance Counsellor.

Progression to the UK

For Links to UK Universities advanced entry see your Guidance Counsellor. Please also see links below for further information.

Information on scoring for QQI qualifications

Download FETAC Scoring (PDF)

Please contact HEI’s directly for specific information:

Hear what our graduates have to say about progression: