Education Support for Ukraine

The Department of Further Higher Education Research, Innovation and Science, together with the Department of Education,  SOLAS and Education and Training Boards Ireland are committed to ensuring a co-ordinated approach across schools and further education to meet the education needs of children and adults from Ukraine.

ETBI Statement on REALT:

The recently established Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT) will be hosted by the 16 regional ETBs and will be staffed by existing regionally based education support personnel.

The primary role of the REALT is to build on existing regional education support structures and the initial focus will be on assisting families in securing school places. REALT will also  support schools in the area to meet the needs of these children as they emerge, to advise and support the Department in developing new capacity where required, and to co-ordinate the provision of education services to schools and families across their defined area.

These teams will ensure that clear, accessible information flows are in place between schools, local education support services and national support structures in relation to Ukrainian arrivals.

Ireland’s Education and Training Boards lead national education response to those fleeing Ukraine – ETBI – Information for schools – Ukraine (

Tipperary ETB / REALT Details:

Tipperary ETB – Initial Support For Displaced Ukrainians Entering Ireland

The contact details below are for all Educational Queries:

(School Places, English Classes, Further Education & Training).

Tipperary ETB Contact Points:
Telephone Number: 052 613 4330


Ukrainian 3rd Level Qualification Recognition:

NARIC Ireland – Recognition of Qualifications from Other Jurisdictions.

NARIC’s searchable  Foreign Qualifications Database with over 1,400 qualifications from more than 150 countries allows you to download a comparability statement that compares your academic qualification to an Irish qualification of a similar major award type and level on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), where possible.

NARIC Ireland Foreign Qualifications – Comparability Statements

naric-guide-ukraine.pdf ( your qualification is not listed in the database you can apply for advice on the general academic recognition of your qualification here.

NARIC Ireland Foreign Qualifications

Diagram Of Irish Education System 


Cultural and Linguistic Supports (Scoilnet)

Scoilnet provides a collection of practical and useful resources for schools:

Cultural & Linguistic Supports – Scoilnet

Junior Cycle Information

Ukrainian: Junior Cycle Information for Parents of Primary Students

Ukrainian: Junior Cycle Information for Parents of Post-Primary Students

Russian: Junior Cycle Information for Parents of Primary Students

Russian: Junior Cycle Information for Parents of Post-Primary Students

FET – What is FET?

Further Education and Training or FET, offers a wide variety of life-long education options to anyone over 16. FET includes apprenticeships, traineeships, Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses, community, and adult education as well as core literacy and numeracy services. FET courses and programmes are provided through the Education and Training Board network throughout the country as well as through other local providers including online through SOLAS’ eCollege. FET courses are provided at levels one to six on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Who is FET for?

FET is for anyone who is over 16 who wants to learn new skills or enhance existing skills to get the right job, progress to third-level or to support the achievement of personal goals.

Course Finders and Information Sites:


Further Education & Training Courses Hub

Home – FET Course Hub ( was developed by SOLAS, the Further Education & Training Authority, in partnership with Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) and other Further Education and Training providers.


Qualifax Web-page :

Ukraine – Supports and Information (

Qualifax is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database and is the “one stop shop” for learners and the public.   Comprehensive, annually updated information is provided about further and higher education and training options in Ireland and further afield. Articles and links are also provided to assist students, jobseekers, parents, guidance professionals and graduates to make informed choices for education, training and career pathways.


There are a range of courses available online with eCollege funded by Solas:

ecollege – eCollege