On 6 November 2012, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established as a new integrated agency (replacing the Further Education and Training Awards Council, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland and incorporating the functions of the Irish Universities Quality Board).
QQI is responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training (including English language provision) and validates programmes and makes awards for certain providers in these sectors.
Since its establishment, QQI has been progressing the development of its qualifications and quality assurance services. In May 2013, QQI rolled out a Comprehensive Policy Development Programme through a number of large public events and an extensive consultation process.
QQI is now very pleased to announce the publication of its first set of policy documents. They are:
Further developments with the Comprehensive Policy Development Programme will feature on our website.
QQI is committed to providing a quality service and equality of treatment to all our customers. This charter sets out our standards of service our customers are entitled to expect.
See our Customer Charter here
See our Complaints of Service here
Transitional Award Logos
QQI will continue to make awards based on standards developed by FETAC and HETAC while it develops its own award standards and processes. Providers of programmes leading to FETAC and HETAC awards, now made by QQI, should use transitional logos for awards developed for use during this transitional period. Guidelines for the appropriate usage of transitional logos and various versions of the logos are available to download from the Resources section of the website.