National Certificate

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The National Certificate (NCert) (Irish: Teastais Náisiúnta) is a two-year broadly based higher education qualification in a technology discipline offered by an Institute of Technology or a HETAC designated institution in Ireland. The certificate will generally exempt a student from the first year of a four-year university Bachelor's degree or the first two years of an ab initio National Diploma in Ireland. The certificates are often in business, engineering and science, with most entrants being school leavers and presenting a Leaving Certificate or similar. Many students continue education and transfer to a National Diploma course or a Bachelor's degree.

The first National Certificates, in Ireland, were awarded in 1972 at five Regional Technical Colleges, National Certificate will not be awarded after June 2006 instead been replaced by the Higher Certificate in a number of similar disciplines.

Common National Certificates

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS STUDIES{in…} NCertBusiness
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING{in…} NCertComputing
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION{in…} NCertConst
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN ENGINEERING{in…} NCertEng
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN HUMANITIES{in…} NCertHumanities
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN TECHNOLOGY{in…} NCertTech
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE{in…} NCertSc

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