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 has responsibility for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training and is custodian of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). We validate programmes and makes awards within the NFQ for further and higher education and training providers without their own awarding powers. We are also the Irish centre for the ENIC / NARIC and Europass.

Links to review reports:

- http://qsearch.qqi.ie/WebPart/Search?searchtype=reviews (for institutional reviews)

- http://qsearch.qqi.ie/WebPart/Search?searchtype=publications (Use 'Document Type' for Validation Reports)


Activities within the scope of ESG

  • Delegated authority to make awards
  • Focused reviews
  • Institutional Quality Reviews
  • New provider approval
  • Programme validation
  • Re-engagement process for non-public providers

Higher education systems where QQI carried out external QA activities


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