QQI (Ireland)

On 6th November 2012, there was an amalgamation with HETAC, NQAI and IUQB and a new integrated agency, Quality and Qualifications Ireland was established. FETAC, HETAC and NQAI are now dissolved. The new agency will continue the standard of service as it evolves. QQI will bring any changes and updates to your attention over the comming months through their site www.qqi.ie

  • Higher Education

ITEC (International)

ITEC is a leading international specialist examination board, providing quality qualifications in Beauty & Spa Therapy, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training and Customer Service.

CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Qualifications

Central Applications Office (CAO)

  • www.cao.ie
  • Application process to higher education in Ireland following a course at North Connaught College


  • www.ucas.com
  • Application process to higher education in UK following a course at North Connaught College

Other Useful-Links

Financial support (Maintenance Grants Scheme)

The Department of Education & Science publishes a free booklet every year entitled ‘Financial Support for Further and Higher Education’. A copy is available from their Student Support Unit on 0506-21363 or 01-8734700. This booklet has information on different schemes and also contains the phone numbers of all VECs.

http://www.studentfinance.ie/ provides comprehensive and user-friendly information on the range of financial support schemes and programmes available to full-time further and higher education students. Grants must be applied for online before here https://www.grantsonline.ie/

Mayo, Sligo Leitrim Education Training Board

Details of courses, events, educational assistance and advice throughout County Sligo


Promoting positive mental health in Sligo and Leitrim where you will find services, resources, tips and general information on well being

Sligo Volunteer Centre

information on opportunities throughout the County to volunteer with an organisation that matches your skills and interests. Great for enhancing your CV!