Higher Certificate

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The Higher Certificate (Ardteastas in Irish) is an award that has replaced the National Certificate in Ireland The Higher Certificate is awarded by various Institutes of Technology. A Higher Certificate academic programme is 2 years of full-time study.

The equivalent British award is a Certificate of Higher Education (Cert.HE) Both the Irish Higher Certificate and the British Certificate of Higher Education are Level 6 awards on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.

Common Higher Certificates[edit]

English title Irish title
Higher Certificate in Arts Ardteastas Ealaíon
Higher Certificate in Business Ardteastas Gnó
Higher Certificate in Engineering Ardteastas Innealtóireachta
Higher Certificate in Science Ardteastas Eolaíochta

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