The Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA) is an association of respected, independent, private providers of quality higher level education. It was formed in 1991 to represent the interests of its member colleges.
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.
HECA members must be current providers of a programme or programmes at Level 7 and/or above on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications, (INFQ), which are approved and validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland, (QQI).
We are pleased to announce that Patricia O Sullivan has been appointed as HECA’s new Executive Director and will take up the role in May 2018.
Patricia said she is ‘delighted to be joining HECA, in such exciting and challenging times for independent higher level education in Ireland.’