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  • What are credits, levels and what is QQI?

    Each ECTS credit corresponds to 20 'learning hours' (not all learning hours are hours spent in class sessions). A full academic year of study corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. 'ECTS' stands for European Credit Transfer System. It is the credit system used at DkIT and by other universities in Ireland and Europe to assign credits to a programme or module.

    More information on what each level represents can be found below or by clicking on this link

    QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is an independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland. In the area of qualifications, QQI is responsible for maintaining the ten-level NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications). QQI is also an awarding body and set standards for awards we make in the NFQ. The organisation validates education and training programmes and make extensive awards in the further education and training sector including in the Education and Training Boards.