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The NCCA was established on a statutory basis in 2001. Before that, it was a non-statutory organisation for over 20 years. Read more about the history of the organisation.

Vision and mission

The NCCA will lead and support change in schools and other educational settings

The mission is to advise the Minister for Education and Skills on curriculum and assessment for early childhood education and for primary and post-primary schools. 

This advice is generated through engagement with schools and educational settings, with committees and working groups and is informed by research, evaluation and foresight.