alternative Education & Tests

A list of alternative education and test options for those not in school.


A list of alternative certifications to the Irish state-based Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate

QQI Certification


QQI awards certification for all levels in Ireland. QQI Level 3 is equivalent to Junior Cert, QQI Level 5 is equivalent to Leaving Cert. Also has certifications in Pre-university and all 3rd level qualifications.

Drumcondra Test


The Drumcondra Tests are a set of curriculum-based standardised assessments of achievement for both primary and post-primary pupils in Ireland. Tests are for English, Maths, Irish (primary only) and Apptitude Test (post-primary).

Education Alternatives

A list of alternatives to School Education

CityWide XLC Project

Website: Citywide XLC Project

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