Qualifications can cross boundaries - a rough guide to comparing qualifications in the UK and Ireland has been developed by the various qualifications and awarding bodies operating in the UK and Ireland.
The leaflet is designed to enable broad comparisons to be drawn between qualifications and their levels In Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. More information.
More detailed information about UK qualifications and their comparison to relevant Irish qualifications is available here:
- General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
- General Certificate of Education (GCE) A Level/General Certificate of Education (GCE) AS Level
- Higher National Diploma (HND) / Higher National Certificate (HNC) /Foundation Degree
There are a number of specific recognition agreements in place between Ireland and the UK. In general, these relate to specific professions.More information Doc