Employers' Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. I want to recruit and attract employees with current relevant qualifications. What is the best way to phrase this?

2. Can I check out and require specific awards / qualifications that match my specific requirements?

3. Several job applicants have qualifications I don't recognise. Where can I find out what they signify?

4. How can I figure out what a qualification at a particular level equips someone to do?

5. I have some in-house training planned, but would like certification for my staff. How can I get this?

6. I would like some specific training provided to my staff. Where can I find out if there is a course nearby that might suit?

1. I want to recruit and attract employees with current relevant qualifications. What is the best way to phrase this?

Advertisements for positions should state the level of the qualification according to the National Framework of Qualifications. This gives you access to a diverse range of potential employees. Qualifications can easily be compared once the level on the Framework is clear. View Recruitment with FETAC.

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2. Can I check out and require specific awards / qualifications that match my specific requirements?

For information about specific awards view Awards Directory. Awards standards and requirements are set out in Awards Specifications. For information about different kinds of awards, view Awards Information.

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3. Several job applicants have qualifications I don't recognise. Where can I find out what they signify?

To clarify what an award signifies, check first is it a FETAC award. View Awards Directory. If you think the award may have been achieved abroad but want to see how it relates to other applicants awards, view Recognising Qualifications Obtained Abroad.

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4. How can I figure out what a qualification at a particular level equips someone to do?

The National Framework of Qualifications simplifies relating and comparing different awards across 10 levels of achievement.  For information on the Framework view National Framework of Qualifications.  For information on FETAC levels view FETAC levels- mean business!

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5. I have some in-house training planned, but would like certification for my staff. How can I get this?

Many employers offer certified in-house training and development programmes.  To become a FETAC provider, view Learning and Earning- Make it Count!

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6. I would like some specific training provided to my staff. Where can I find out if there is a course nearby that might suit?

Sometimes its most efficient to outsource training and development for staff.  To find information on relevant local courses or providers, view Learning and Earning- Make it Count!

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