All our courses at IONA COLLEGE are externally accredited by the leading awarding bodies. This guarantees that your course is to the highest standard and that your certificate is recognised.
IONA COLLEGE is accredited by the following awarding bodies:

On 6 November 2012, FETAC completed its amalgamation with HETAC, NQAI and IUQB and a new integrated agency, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), was established. See
QQI certifies all Healthcare, Social Care, Nursing and Childcare awards.

The Occupational First Aid Assessment Agent (OFAAA) is appointed by the Health and Safety Authority to carry out the assessment and registration of Occupational First Aid training providers.
OFAAA certifies all IONA COLLEGE Manual Handling courses.

ITEC is the leading international specialist examination board, awarding quality qualifications in Beauty & Spa Therapy, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training and Customer Service.
ITEC Certifies all IONA COLLEGE Beauty courses.

The Irish Institute of Training & Development is the professional body representing members involved in or concerned with human resource training and development in Ireland. It certifies the IITD Professional Practice Certificate.

Travelling abroad
Many Irish qualifications are recognised abroad not just in the UK and but in the USA, Australia and other countries. Further information is available on There are two specific initiatives to be aware of:

Is an international body that facilitates the recognition of qualifications cross national boundaries including Europe USA Canada Australia and New Zealand. See