CTEC is an authorised training & testing centre for the following certification bodies:-

QQI (formerly FETAC)

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is a state agency established by the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 with a board appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills.  Its functions include those previously carried out by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC); the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC); the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI).  

In the area of qualifications, QQI is responsible for maintaining the ten-level NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications). QQI is also an awarding body and set standards for awards we make in the NFQ.

For more information on QQI awards  visit their website - www.qqi.ie.

ICS Skills

ICS SKILLS is the skills and certification division of the Irish Computer Society. As an organisation, it was formerly known as ECDL Ireland, and it now administers a much wider array of programmes. ICS SKILLS is a not-for-profit organisation.

As well as ECDL, ICS SKILLS is responsible for delivering Equalskills, ECDL Advanced, ECDL Specialist, Certified Training Professional, ICS SKILLSCERT, EUCIP and ChooseIT.

For more information on ICS awards  visit their website - www.ics-skills.net.

Accounting Technicians Ireland

Accounting Technicians Ireland (formerly IATI) is the leading professional body for accounting technicians on the island of Ireland. ATI educates, supports and represents over 10,000 people working in the profession.

Established in 1983, ATI provide an internationally recognised business qualification and promotes the highest educational, technical and ethical standards to ATI members.

The Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification differs from many other academic programmes as it combines professional exams with practical work experience. As members of our body, individuals are entitled to put the letters MIATI after their name, seen by many employers as essential when hiring.

For more information on ATI awards  visit their website - www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie


ITEC has been awarding high quality and respected industry qualifications since 1947. It is now one of the world's leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport, Fitness and Hairdressing sectors. In 2011 ITEC awarded over 38,000 Certifications in over 38 countries.  CTEC offers a wide variety of ITEC certified beauty courses.

For more information on ITEC awards  visit their website -  http://www.itecworld.co.uk/video/AboutITEC/ 


The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology

Established in 1977 as the education arm of BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology), CIBTAC is not-for-profit organisation, continually reinvesting our income for the benefit of our accredited Centres and their Candidates.

Each of our courses are developed through close relationships with Government Agencies and employers from around the world, ensuring they are tailored to provide for the requirements of the international industry.

For more information on CIBTAC awards  visit their website - www.cibtac.com  



Patricia Howlin, CTEC Manager, receiving the FETAC Quality Assurance Agreement from Sean Haughey, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Stan McHugh, CEO, FETAC.