Linked Provider FrameworkWithin the Irish higher and further education system, a number of educational providers offer programmes of education that lead to a qualification awarded by an Irish university. In accordance with the Qualifications and Quality Assurance Education and Training Act*, such providers are known as ‘linked providers’, and the university is known as a designated-awarding body (DAB).
The Linked Provider Framework is available on the University of Limerick's policy hub.
Mary Immaculate College (MIC)
Mary Immaculate College is a distinctive and inclusive university‑level, Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts, offering undergraduate programmes as well as a range of research-based and taught postgraduate programmes at Certificate, Diploma, Masters and Doctorate levels. Qualifications in the professional development and lifelong learning categories complement the course offering so that MIC now has a range of programmes from Level 4 up to Level 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Garda College Templemore
The Garda College is the national centre for police training, development and learning within the Irish State. It is a modern campus structure on eight acres within the town of Templemore, Co. Tipperary.
* 2012 Qualifications and Quality Assurance Education and Training Act, as amended by the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Act 2019