‘Qualifications Recognition’ is the Irish centre for the recognition of foreign qualifications. The service represents Ireland in a European network of centres who share information on higher education system and is an NRP or National Reference Point, which promotes the recognition of international vocational qualifications throughout Europe and further afield.
You can look to them to:
- Provide academic recognition of foreign qualifications
- Assess school qualifications
- Assess vocational qualifications
- Assess higher education qualifications
- Compare a foreign qualification to a qualification placed at a certain level on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), where possible
- Provide information on the Irish education and training system
There are a number of professions in Ireland which are regulated by law, such as teaching and medicine so if you’ve moved here from abroad, you’ll need the approval of the correct authority to begin searching for and gain work in that field.
They also look after conversion or recognition of qualifications for Irish people travelling abroad and are the best first stop for advice and information if you’re considering moving elsewhere for work.
As certificates and educational documents from your home country may not be in English, there’s a chance you’ll also need certain documentation, results etc. translated into the language of the country you’re hoping to work in. As many of these professions are regulated by law her and abroad, the professional translation will need to be carried out by a certified translator.
Contact the Qualifications Recognition and find out which documents you’ll need to apply and become approved and ensure you have any other documentation covered too – such as visa applications etc. If you’re applying for a work permit or visa, it’s likely you’ll at least need birth certificate.
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