Welcome to HECA

The association of respected independent, private providers of quality higher level education.
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About HECA

HECA was formed in 1991 to represent the interests of its member colleges. Current HECA membership comprises most of the major independent colleges in Ireland.
Our plans are strategically aligned to the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030. HECA member Colleges are developing innovative programme development and delivery practices with a particular emphasis on distance and blended leaning. They are recognised as offering the highest quality student experience through rigorous feedback, strong progression and completion rates and external recognition.

13 HECA Institutions

Current HECA membership comprises most of the major independent colleges in the country.

Membership is restricted to colleges meeting and abiding by stringent academic and operating regulatory criteria.

172 Nationalities in HECA Institutions

2019, HECA has over 22,000 students from 172 different countries studying for a higher education qualification in Ireland.

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Here is how Lisa Ardill, someone who has lived with #depression and #anxiety for most of her life, is aiming to stay well amid the Covid-19 pandemic. #selfcare #StayAtHome

In an increasingly litigious society, businesses rely on employees with appropriate legal knowledge. Our BA (Hons) in Business (Law) is a 3-year commerce programme with a speciality in law. CAO Late Applications now open. For more visit: https://www.dbs.ie/course/full-time-undergraduate/full-time-ba-(hons)-business-management-(law)

Unique #COVID19 Mitigation Strategy for #foodindustry providing a structured approach to all relevant areas, delivered through #virtualtraining by our expert tutors. Book now https://www.sqt-training.com/programme/covid19-mitigation-strategy-food-industry/

Just Completed the Free online Course on Movement Development for the Child. It’s a fantastic short course for any U6’s ,U8’s and U10 coach on the importance of Fundamental Movement . Thanks @SetantaCollege .
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Crisis Communications, Financial Management in Uncertainty and Leadership & Motivation are just some of the topics to be covered in our free online workshops with @isme_ie register your place here https://bit.ly/2R6ixfo

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HECA member colleges engage with the wider society and have become a destination of choice for employers seeking to meet industry needs and continue to promote the brand of Irish education and private education overseas by seeking to attract significant numbers of international students.
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