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Ireland 1971
Ireland 1981
Ireland 1991
Ireland 1996
Ireland 2002
Ireland 2006
Ireland 2011
Ireland 2016
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Ireland 1971 — source variable IE1971A_0409 — Number of years of secondary education
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[Questions 14-18 are be completed for each person aged 14 years or older]


17. Full-time education received:

If the person attended the following types of school or college full-time, state the number of years in each case. If the person did not attend, write "None".

State age at which full-time education ended____

Secondary: ___ years

Vocational, technical, or commercial: ___ years

University or higher technical: ____ years


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Question 17 - Education.
Entries in this section of the form are required only in respect of persons who have ceased full-time education and should relate only to the full-time education received. No entries are required for children who are still at school or college or for persons attending universities or day courses in vocational schools or business colleges. For a person who has ceased full-time education, the age at which he or she ceased receiving full-time education should be inserted in the first column. In the other columns should be entered the number of years spent in full-time attendance at the type of school, college etc. "None" should be entered if the particular type of school etc. was not attended full-time. It should be particularly noted that the information required is in respect of type of school or college etc. attended, regardless of whether or not certificates or qualifications were obtained. In the case of a person with a job, who is attending a technical school or university part-time, no entry in respect of this part-time education should be made; the particulars entered should be in respect of the educational establishments which that person had attended full-time.


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Ireland 1971 — source variable IE1971A_0410 — Number of years of vocational education
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[Questions 14-18 are be completed for each person aged 14 years or older]


17. Full-time education received:

If the person attended the following types of school or college full-time, state the number of years in each case. If the person did not attend, write "None".

State age at which full-time education ended____

Secondary: ___ years

Vocational, technical, or commercial: ___ years

University or higher technical: ____ years


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Question 17 - Education.
Entries in this section of the form are required only in respect of persons who have ceased full-time education and should relate only to the full-time education received. No entries are required for children who are still at school or college or for persons attending universities or day courses in vocational schools or business colleges. For a person who has ceased full-time education, the age at which he or she ceased receiving full-time education should be inserted in the first column. In the other columns should be entered the number of years spent in full-time attendance at the type of school, college etc. "None" should be entered if the particular type of school etc. was not attended full-time. It should be particularly noted that the information required is in respect of type of school or college etc. attended, regardless of whether or not certificates or qualifications were obtained. In the case of a person with a job, who is attending a technical school or university part-time, no entry in respect of this part-time education should be made; the particulars entered should be in respect of the educational establishments which that person had attended full-time.


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Ireland 1971 — source variable IE1971A_0411 — Number of years of tertiary education
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[Questions 14-18 are be completed for each person aged 14 years or older]


17. Full-time education received:

If the person attended the following types of school or college full-time, state the number of years in each case. If the person did not attend, write "None".

State age at which full-time education ended____

Secondary: ___ years

Vocational, technical, or commercial: ___ years

University or higher technical: ____ years


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Question 17 - Education.
Entries in this section of the form are required only in respect of persons who have ceased full-time education and should relate only to the full-time education received. No entries are required for children who are still at school or college or for persons attending universities or day courses in vocational schools or business colleges. For a person who has ceased full-time education, the age at which he or she ceased receiving full-time education should be inserted in the first column. In the other columns should be entered the number of years spent in full-time attendance at the type of school, college etc. "None" should be entered if the particular type of school etc. was not attended full-time. It should be particularly noted that the information required is in respect of type of school or college etc. attended, regardless of whether or not certificates or qualifications were obtained. In the case of a person with a job, who is attending a technical school or university part-time, no entry in respect of this part-time education should be made; the particulars entered should be in respect of the educational establishments which that person had attended full-time.


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Ireland 1971 — source variable IE1971A_0413 — Age when education ceased
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[Questions 14-18 are be completed for each person aged 14 years or older]


17. Full-time education received:

If the person attended the following types of school or college full-time, state the number of years in each case. If the person did not attend, write "None".

State age at which full-time education ended____

Secondary: ___ years

Vocational, technical, or commercial: ___ years

University or higher technical: ____ years


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Question 17 - Education.
Entries in this section of the form are required only in respect of persons who have ceased full-time education and should relate only to the full-time education received. No entries are required for children who are still at school or college or for persons attending universities or day courses in vocational schools or business colleges. For a person who has ceased full-time education, the age at which he or she ceased receiving full-time education should be inserted in the first column. In the other columns should be entered the number of years spent in full-time attendance at the type of school, college etc. "None" should be entered if the particular type of school etc. was not attended full-time. It should be particularly noted that the information required is in respect of type of school or college etc. attended, regardless of whether or not certificates or qualifications were obtained. In the case of a person with a job, who is attending a technical school or university part-time, no entry in respect of this part-time education should be made; the particulars entered should be in respect of the educational establishments which that person had attended full-time.


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Ireland 1981 — source variable IE1981A_0411 — Number of years of primary education
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[Q.21 to be completed for each person whose full-time education has ceased]

Q.21 Full-time education received.

If the person attended any of the following types of school, etc., full-time, state the number of years in each case. If the person did not attend write "None".


Primary: ___years

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Q.21: Full time education received
Entries in this section of the form are required for persons aged 15 years or over who have ceased full time education ad should relate only to the full-time education received. No entries are required for persons who are still at school or college or full-time students at universities or persons attending day courses in vocational schools at business colleges.

For a person who has ceased full-time education, the age at which he or she ceased receiving full-time education should be inserted in the first column. In the other columns should be entered the number of years spent in full-time attendance at each type of school, college etc. specified. "None" should be entered in the particular type of school etc., that was not attended full-time. It should be especially noted that the information required is in respect of the type of school or college etc. attended, regardless of whether or not certificates or qualifications were obtained. In the case of a person with a job who is attending a technical school or university part-time, no entry in respect of this part-time education should be made; the particulars entered should be in respect of the educational establishments which that person had attended full-time.


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Ireland 1981 — source variable IE1981A_0412 — Number of years of secondary education
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[Q.21 to be completed for each person whose full-time education has ceased]

Q.21 Full-time education received.

If the person attended any of the following types of school, etc., full-time, state the number of years in each case. If the person did not attend write "None".


Secondary, community or comprehensive: ___years

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Q.21: Full time education received
Entries in this section of the form are required for persons aged 15 years or over who have ceased full time education ad should relate only to the full-time education received. No entries are required for persons who are still at school or college or full-time students at universities or persons attending day courses in vocational schools at business colleges.

For a person who has ceased full-time education, the age at which he or she ceased receiving full-time education should be inserted in the first column. In the other columns should be entered the number of years spent in full-time attendance at each type of school, college etc. specified. "None" should be entered in the particular type of school etc., that was not attended full-time. It should be especially noted that the information required is in respect of the type of school or college etc. attended, regardless of whether or not certificates or qualifications were obtained. In the case of a person with a job who is attending a technical school or university part-time, no entry in respect of this part-time education should be made; the particulars entered should be in respect of the educational establishments which that person had attended full-time.


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Ireland 1981 — source variable IE1981A_0413 — Number of years of vocational education
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[Q.21 to be completed for each person whose full-time education has ceased]

Q.21 Full-time education received.

If the person attended any of the following types of school, etc., full-time, state the number of years in each case. If the person did not attend write "None".


Vocational, technical or commercial: ___years

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Q.21: Full time education received
Entries in this section of the form are required for persons aged 15 years or over who have ceased full time education ad should relate only to the full-time education received. No entries are required for persons who are still at school or college or full-time students at universities or persons attending day courses in vocational schools at business colleges.

For a person who has ceased full-time education, the age at which he or she ceased receiving full-time education should be inserted in the first column. In the other columns should be entered the number of years spent in full-time attendance at each type of school, college etc. specified. "None" should be entered in the particular type of school etc., that was not attended full-time. It should be especially noted that the information required is in respect of the type of school or college etc. attended, regardless of whether or not certificates or qualifications were obtained. In the case of a person with a job who is attending a technical school or university part-time, no entry in respect of this part-time education should be made; the particulars entered should be in respect of the educational establishments which that person had attended full-time.


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Ireland 1981 — source variable IE1981A_0414 — Number of years of university or tertiary education
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[Q.21 to be completed for each person whose full-time education has ceased]

Q.21 Full-time education received.

If the person attended any of the following types of school, etc., full-time, state the number of years in each case. If the person did not attend write "None".


University or other third level: ___years

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Q.21: Full time education received
Entries in this section of the form are required for persons aged 15 years or over who have ceased full time education ad should relate only to the full-time education received. No entries are required for persons who are still at school or college or full-time students at universities or persons attending day courses in vocational schools at business colleges.

For a person who has ceased full-time education, the age at which he or she ceased receiving full-time education should be inserted in the first column. In the other columns should be entered the number of years spent in full-time attendance at each type of school, college etc. specified. "None" should be entered in the particular type of school etc., that was not attended full-time. It should be especially noted that the information required is in respect of the type of school or college etc. attended, regardless of whether or not certificates or qualifications were obtained. In the case of a person with a job who is attending a technical school or university part-time, no entry in respect of this part-time education should be made; the particulars entered should be in respect of the educational establishments which that person had attended full-time.


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Ireland 1991 — source variable IE1991A_0414 — Highest level of education completed
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[Questions 16-24 relate to persons aged 15 years and over]

Education received [Q.16 and Q.17] (to be completed only for person's whose full-time education has ceased)

Q.17 What is the highest level of education (full-time or part-time) that was actually completed?

Insert a check mark in the appropriate box.

[] 1 No formal education
[] 2 Primary education
[] 3 Lower secondary (intermediate certificate, group certificate, "O" levels)

Upper secondary:
[] 4 Technical or vocational
[] 5 Leaving certificate
[] 6 Both technical/vocational course and leaving certificate

Third level:
[] 7 Sub-degree qualification
[] 8 Primary university degree
[] 9 Professional qualification (of degree status at least)
[] 10 Both a degree and a professional qualification
[] 11 Post-graduate degree
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Question 17: Education received (highest level of education completed)

Persons who received their education when institutional arrangements were different to those currently in place or who were not educated in Ireland should select an equivalent option.

(i) Box 2 should be selected for a person who has attended some form of specialized education. Schooling for handicapped children should be taken as having the equivalent to Primary.
(ii) Box 2 should be selected for a person who has attended Primary level only. Moreover, without sitting for the Intermediate Certificate, Group Certificate or '0', box 2 should be selected for a person who attended a second level school but dropped out Levels.
(iii) A person who sat for the Intermediate Certificate, Group Certificate results achieved or '0' (but no higher level) should select box 3 irrespective of the Levels.
(iv) Completing an apprenticeship should be regarded as equivalent to completing a technical or vocational education at the second level, and box 4 should be selected. However, if the apprenticeship was completed in addition to the Leaving Certificate, then Box 6 should be selected.
(v) A person who sat for the Leaving Certificate (but who completed no further course) should select box 5 irrespective of the results achieved.
(vi) A person who attempted a third level course but did not obtain the certificate, diploma or degree in question should select the appropriate box for the upper secondary level.
(vii) A sub-degree qualification at the third level (i.e., box 7) should be selected for a person who obtained a certificate/diploma (not equivalent to a university degree) from a course for which the entry requirement was the completion of the upper secondary level to a certain minimum standard.
(viii) A post-graduate degree refers to a degree at the masters or higher level. A person with a post-graduate diploma such as the higher diploma in education (but without a masters or higher-level degree) should select box 8 for Census purposes.
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Appendix 1

Q.16 and Q.17: Education received
Entries in this section of the form are required for persons aged 15 years or over who have ceased full-time education. No entries are required for persons who are still at school/college or who are fulltime students at universities or who are attending day courses in vocational schools or business colleges. The age (in years) at which a person ceased to receive full-time education should be inserted at Question 16. Only one box should be chosen at Question 17 and that should reflect the highest level of education completed (general criterion of completion: "Exam sat for" below third level; diploma/certificate/degree received at third level) irrespective of whether it was on a full-time or part-time basis. In the case of a person with a job who is attending a technical school or university part-time, no entry in respect of this part-time education should be made; the particulars entered should be ill respect of the highest level of education which that person has completed (full-time or part-time). You should ensure that you are thoroughly aware of the content of the Notes relating to these questions in particular.


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Ireland 1996 — source variable IE1996A_0415 — Highest level of education completed
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[Questions 15-24 were asked of persons 15 years and over]

Q.15 Education

What is the highest level of education (full-time or part-time) actually completed to date?
Insert check mark in the appropriate box.

[] 1 No formal education
[] 2 Primary Education
[] 3 Lower secondary (Junior/Inter/Group Cert., "O" levels)

Upper secondary:
[] 4 Technical or vocational
[] 5 Leaving Certificate
[] 6 Both technical/vocational course and Leaving Certificate

Third Level:
[] 7 Non-degree qualification
[] 8 Primary university degree
[] 9 Professional qualification (of degree status at least)
[] 10 Both a degree and a professional qualification
[] 11 Post-graduate degree (excluding post-graduate diplomas)
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[Questions 15-24 relate only to persons aged 15 years and over]

Question 15 - Education received (highest level of education completed)

Persons who received their education when institutional arrangements were different to those currently in place or who were not educated in Ireland should select an equivalent option.
  • A person who has attended Primary level only should select Box 2. Moreover, a person who attended a second level school but dropped out without sitting for the Junior Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Group Certificate, '0' Levels or GCSE should select Box 2.
  • A person who sat for the Junior Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Group Certificate, '0' Levels or GCSE (but no higher level) should select Box 3 irrespective of the results achieved.
  • Completing an apprenticeship should be regarded as equivalent to completing technical or vocational education at second level and Box 4 should be selected. However, if the apprenticeship was completed in addition to the Leaving Certificate then Box 6 should be selected.
  • A person who sat for the Leaving Certificate (but who completed no further course) should select Box 5 irrespective of the results achieved.
  • A person who successfully completed a Post Leaving Certificate programme (VPT2) or a secretarial or commercial course lasting a year or more in addition to a Leaving Certificate should select Box 6.
  • A person who attempted a third level course but without obtaining the certificate, diploma or degree in question should select the appropriate Box at Upper Secondary level.
  • A non-degree qualification at Third level (i.e. Box 7) should be selected for a person who has obtained a certificate/diploma (not equivalent to a university degree) from a course for which the entry requirement was the completion of the Upper Secondary level to a certain minimum standard.
  • A post-graduate degree refers to a degree at Master or higher level. A person with a post-graduate diploma such as the Higher Diploma in Education (but without a degree to Master or higher level) should for Census purposes select Box 8.
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Questions which cover persons 15 years and over

Q.15: Education Received
This question relates to all persons aged 15 years and over regardless of whether they have completed their education. Students should tick the box which indicates the highest level of education completed to date.


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Ireland 2002 — source variable IE2002A_0415 — Highest level of education completed
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[Questions 20-26 apply to people aged 15 and over]


21 What is the highest level of education (full-time or part-time) which you have completed to date?

Check one box only.

[] 1 No formal education
[] 2 Primary education
Second level
[] 3 Lower secondary: Junior/Intermediate/Group Certificate, "O" Levels/GCSEs, NCVA Foundation Certificate, Basic Skills Training Certificate, or equivalent
[] 4 Upper secondary:
Leaving certificate (including Applied and Vocational Programmes), "A" Levels, NCVA Level 1 Certificate or equivalent
[] 5 Technical or vocational qualification: completed apprenticeship, NCVA Level 2/3 Certificate, NCEA Foundation Certificate, Teagasc certificate/diploma or equivalent
[] 6 Both upper secondary and technical or vocational qualification
Third level
[] 7 Non degree: National Certificate, Diploma NCEA/Institute of Technology, or equivalent
[] 8 Primary degree (Third level Bachelor degree)
[] 9 Professional qualification (of degree status at least)
[] 10 Both degree and a professional qualification
[] 11 Postgraduate certificate or diploma
[] 12 Postgraduate degree (Masters)
[] 13 Doctorate (PhD)


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21. What is the highest level of education (full-time or part-time) which you have completed to date?
[] 1 No formal education
[] 2 Primary education
Secondary level
[] 3 Lower secondary: Junior/Intermediate/Group Certificate, "O" Levels/GCSEs, NCVA Foundation Certificate, Basic Skills Training Certificate or equivalent
[] 4 Upper Secondary: Leaving certificate (including Applied and Vocational Progammes), "A" Levels, NCVA Level 1 Certificate or equivalent
[] 5 Technical or vocational qualification: Completed apprenticeship, NCVA Level 2/3 Certificate, NCEA Foundation Certificate, Teagasc certificate/diploma or equivalent
[] 6 Both upper secondary and technical or vocational qualification
Third level
[] 7 Non degree: National Certificate, diploma NCEA/Institute of Technology or equivalent
[] 8 Primary degree (third level Bachelor degree)
[] 9 Professional qualification (of degree status at least)
[] 10 Both degree and a professional qualification
[] 11 Postgraduate certificate or diploma
[] 12 Postgraduate Degree (Masters)
[] 13 Doctorate (Ph.D.)


Some guidelines on answering question 21:

  • Persons who received their education when institutional arrangements were different to those currently in place or who were not educated in Ireland, should select an equivalent option.
  • A person who attended primary level only should select 2- Primary education. A person who attended a second level school but left without sitting for the Junior Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Group Certificate, etc. should also select this option.
  • A person who has sat for the examinations listed under options 3 (Lower secondary) and 4 (Upper secondary), should select the appropriate level of education completed irrespective of the results achieved.
  • A person who successfully completed a Post Leaving Certificate programme (VPT2) or a secretarial or commercial course lasting a year or more in addition to the Leaving Certificate should select 6 - Both Upper secondary or Technical….
  • A person who attempted a third level course but without obtaining the certificate, diploma or degree in question should select the appropriate option at Second Level.



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Ireland 2006 — source variable IE2006A_0418 — Highest level of education completed
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23. What is the highest level of education (full-time or part-time) which you have completed to date? Check only one box.

[] 1 No formal education
[] 2 Primary education
Secondary level:
[] 3 Lower secondary: Junior/intermediate/Group certificate, "O" levels/GCSEs, NCVA Foundation Certificate, Basic Skills Training Certificate or equivalent
[] 4 Upper secondary: Leaving certificate (including Applied and Vocational Programmes), "A" levels, NCVA Level 1 Certificate or equivalent
[] 5 Technical or vocational qualification: Completed Apprenticeship, NCVA Level 2/3 Certificate, Teagasc Certificate/Diploma or equivalent
[] 6 Both Upper Secondary and Technical or Vocational qualification
Third level:
[] 7 Non degree: National Certificate, Diploma NCEA/Institute of Technology or equivalent, nursing diploma
[] 8 Primary degree (Third level Bachelor degree)
[] 9 Professional qualification (of degree status at least)
[] 10 Both a degree and a professional qualification
[] 11 Postgraduate certificate or diploma
[] 12 Postgraduate degree (Masters)
[] 13 Doctorate (PhD)
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The replies to questions 22 and 23 will be used to monitor the impact of education policies, changing skill levels and the extent to which people use their formal qualifications.

23 What is the highest level of education (full-time or part-time) which you have completed to date?

Check only one box.
[] 1 No formal education
[] 2 Primary education
Secondary level:
[] 3 Lower secondary:
Junior/intermediate/Group certificate, O levels/GCSEs, NCVA Foundation Certificate, Basic Skills Training Certificate or equivalent
[] 4 Upper secondary: Leaving certificate (including Applied and Vocational Programmes), A levels, NCVA Level 1 Certificate or equivalent
[] 5 Technical or Vocational qualification: Completed Apprenticeship, NCVA Level 2/3 Certificate, Teagasc Certificate/Diploma or equivalent
[] 6 Both Upper Secondary and Technical or Vocational qualification
Third Level
[] 7 Non-degree: National Certificate, Diploma NCEA/Institute of Technology or equivalent, Nursing Diploma
[] 8 Primary Degree (Third-level Bachelor Degree)
[] 9 Professional qualification (of Degree status at least)
[] 10 Both a Degree and a Professional qualification
[] 11 Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
[] 12 Postgraduate Degree (Masters)
[] 13 Doctorate (Ph.D.)
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Some guidelines on answering question 23:

  • Persons who received their education when institutional arrangements were different to those currently in place or who were not educated in Ireland, should select an equivalent option.
  • A person who attended primary level only should select 2@ Primary education. A person who attended a second level school but left without sitting for the Junior Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Group Certificate, etc. should also select this option.
  • A person who has sat for the examinations listed under options 3 (Lower secondary) and 4 (Upper secondary), should select the appropriate level of education completed irrespective of the results achieved.
  • A person who successfully completed a Post Leaving Certificate programme (VPT2) or a secretarial or commercial course lasting a year or more in addition to the Leaving Certificate should select 6 Both Upper secondary and Technical ....
  • A person who attempted a third level course but without obtaining the certificate, diploma or degree in question should select the appropriate option at Second Level.

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Ireland 2011 — source variable IE2011A_0415 — Highest level of education completed
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23. If you are aged under 15
Go to Q34
[Questions 24-33 were asked for persons age 15+.]
25. What is the highest level of education/training (full-time or part-time) which you have completed to date?
Mark one box only
[] 1 No formal education/training
[] 2 Primary education
NFQ Levels 1 or 2
FETAC Level 1 or 2 Cert. or equivalent
[] 3 Lower Secondary
NFQ Level 3
Junior/Inter/Group Cert., FETAC Level 3 Cert., FÁS Introductory Skills, NCVA Foundation Cert. or equivalent
[] 4 Upper Secondary
NFQ Levels 4 or 5
Leaving Cert. (including Applied and Vocational programmes) or equivalent
[] 5 Technical or Vocational
NFQ Levels 4 or 5
FETAC Level 4/5 Cert., NCVA Level 1/2, FÁS Specific Skills, Teagasc Cert. in Agriculture, CERT Craft Cert. or equivalent
[] 6 Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship
NFQ Level 6
FETAC Advanced Cert., NCVA Level 3, FÁS National Craft Cert., Teagasc Farming Cert., CERT Professional Cookery Cert. or equivalent
[] 7 Higher Certificate
NFQ Level 6
NCEA/HETAC National Cert. or equivalent
[] 8 Ordinary Bachelor Degree or
National Diploma
NFQ Level 7
[] 9 Honours Bachelor Degree/ Professional qualification or both
NFQ Level 8
[] 10 Postgraduate Diploma or Degree
NFQ Level 9
Postgraduate Diploma, Master's Degree or equivalent
[] 11 Doctorate (Ph.D.) or higher
NFQ Level 10
Question 25 -- What is the highest level of education/training (full-time or parttime) which you have completed to date?
The categories distinguished in this question follow the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Further details can be found at www.nfq.ie

Further information on FETAC, HETAC, foreign qualifications and all other qualifications in general can be found at www.census.ie

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Questions 24 to 33 should be answered only by persons 15 years and over

Questions 24 and 25. The replies to Questions 24 and 25 will be used to monitor the impact of education policies, changing skill levels and the extent to which people use their formal qualifications.

  • Persons who received their education when institutional arrangements were different to those currently in place or who were not educated in Ireland should select an equivalent option. For more information on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), see www.nqai.ie
  • A person who attended primary level only should select Primary education. A person who attended a second level school but left without sitting the Group, Intermediate, or Junior Cert should also mark Primary Education.
  • A person who sat the Group, Intermediate or Junior Cert should mark Lower Secondary, regardless of the results achieved. Similarly, a person who sat the Leaving Cert should mark Upper Secondary regardless of the results achieved.
  • A person who attempted a third level course but without obtaining the certificate, diploma or degree in question should select the appropriate option at second level.

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Ireland 2016 — source variable IE2016A_0411 — Highest level of education completed
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25. What is the highest level of education/training (full-time or part-time) which you have completed to date?

Mark one box only

[] 1. No formal education/training
[] 2. Primary education
NFQ Levels 1 or 2
FETAC Level 1 or 2 Cert. or equivalent
[] 3. Lower Secondary
NFQ Level 3
Junior/Inter/Group Cert., FETAC Level 3 Cert., FÁS Introductory Skills, NCVA Foundation Cert. or equivalent
[] 4. Upper Secondary
NFQ Levels 4 or 5
Leaving Cert. (including Applied and Vocational programmes) or equivalent
[] 5. Technical or Vocational
NFQ Levels 4 or 5
FETAC Level 4/5 Cert., NCVA Level 1/2, FÁS Specific Skills, Teagasc Cert. in Agriculture, CERT Craft Cert. or equivalent
[] 6. Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship
NFQ Level 6
FETAC Advanced Cert., NCVA Level 3, FÁS National Craft Cert., Teagasc Farming Cert., CERT Professional Cookery Cert. or equivalent
[] 7. Higher Certificate
NFQ Level 6
NCEA/HETAC National Cert. or equivalent
[] 8. Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma
NFQ Level 7
[] 9. Honours Bachelor Degree/Professional qualification or both
NFQ Level 8
[] 10. Postgraduate Diploma or Degree
NFQ Level 9
Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree or equivalent
[] 11. Doctorate (Ph.D) or higher
NFQ Level 10
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Appendix H. Detailed notes on the household form

Questions 24 to 33 should be answered only by persons 15 years and over

[Question 24: Have you ceased your full time education?]

[Question 25: What is the highest level of education / training (full time or part time) which you have completed to date?]

The replies to questions 24 and 25 will be used to monitor the impact of education policies, changing skill levels and the extent to which people use their formal qualifications.

Persons who received their education when institutional arrangements were different to those currently in place or who were not educated in Ireland should select an equivalent option. For more information on the national framework of qualifications (NFQ), see www.QQI.ie

A person who attended primary level only should select primary education. A person who attended a second level school but left without sitting the group, intermediate or junior cert should also mark primary education.

A person who sat the group, intermediate or junior cert should mark lower secondary, regardless of the results achieved. Similarly, a person who sat the leaving cert should mark upper secondary regardless of the results achieved.

A person who attempted a third level course but without obtaining the certificate, diploma or degree in question should select the appropriate option at second level.

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