January 2024 IRQ Data Update to the Europass Qualifications Data Register


We are delighted to announce that another successful (higher education) data transfer from the Irish Register of Qualifications (IRQ) to the European Qualifications Dataset Register (QDR) took place at the start of January 2024, meeting our EU obligation in providing information on courses and qualifications as part of the European Skills Agenda.

The Qualifications Dataset Register (QDR) is a tool developed by the European Commission to support national authorities to publish their data as ‘linked open data’ which is available on the Europass Platform, providing information to potential learners on accredited courses and qualifications across the European higher education area. 

A sincere thank you to all awarding bodies that uploaded their data to the IRQ in recent months. Without your hard work and commitment to populating the IRQ we would not be able to meet our statutory obligation to provide a database of Irish qualifications that are included in the NFQ. The IRQ continues to grow its audience with 47,347 new users in 2023. This is an increase of nearly 40,000 new users for the same period in 2022. The IRQ lists 237 providers and over 11,108 qualifications.

QQI would like to thank providers for their continued support, and we look forward to working with you all again in 2024.