National Framework of Qualifications

The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) provides a structure (a framework) to compare and contrast the level and standard of different qualifications.  This helps you to make informed decisions about your qualification choices and to consider progression opportunities available to you. The NFQ, illustrated by the “fan diagram” below is a system of ten levels with each based on specific standards of  knowledge, skill and competence.

Dorset College offers courses leading to QQI awards at level 5 & 6 and also QQI awards at Level 6 (Higher Certificate), Level 7 (Ordinary Bachelor Degree) Level 8 (Honours Degree).