QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Dearbhú Cáilíochta agus Cáilíochtaí Éireann

  • Substantial compliance with the ESG

Information on the agency's work

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established in November 2012, with the commencement of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act (2012) as the legal successor to the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC), the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC),the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI).

QQI is responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training in Ireland and validates programmes and makes awards to certain providers in these sectors.

QQI is also responsible for the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Activities within the scope of ESG

  • Delegated authority to make awards
  • Focused reviews
  • Institutional Quality Review
  • New provider approval
  • Programme re-validation (programmatic review)
  • Programme validation
  • Re-engagement process for non-public providers

Higher education systems where QQI carried out external QA activities

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