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Linked Providers

Mary Immaculate College

Linked Provider

University of Limerick

Designated Awarding Body (DAB)

Garda College, Templemore

Linked Provider

Linked Provider Framework

Within 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.

Linked Provider Framework
Mary Immaculate College (MIC)

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