Higher Certificate

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

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

See also

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