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​Review and Development of Level 5 and Level 6 Music Standards

A Standards Review/Development Group was established  to review the existing major award at level 5 and to develop a new major Music award at level 6. 

QQI is now seeking feedback on the developed standards. To collect your feedback we have devised an online survey for each major award. The surveys and consultation documents can be accessed through the links below:

Level 5 Music Studies Awards and respective components
Survey for Level 5 Certificate Music Studies Award and respective components

Advanced Certificate Music and respective components   
Survey for Advanced Certificate Music and respective components                                     

Consultation on these standards is open until 10 October 2017.

Review and Development of Level 5 and Level 6 Dance Standards

A Standards Review/Development Group was established  to review the existing major award at level 5 and to develop a new major Dance award at level 6. 

QQI is now seeking feedback on the developed standards. To collect your feedback we have devised an online survey for each major award. The surveys and consultation documents can be accessed through the links below:

Level 5 Dance Studies Awards and respective components
Survey for Level 5 Certificate Dance Studies Award and respective components        

Advanced Certificate Dance and respective components        
Survey for Advanced Certificate Dance and respective components                                           

Consultation on these standards is open until 9 October 2017.

Development of New Awards:

Level 6 Special Purpose Certificate Commercial Scuba Diving Operations

Level 6 Special Purpose Certificate Surface Supplied Diving Operations

A Standards Development Group was established  to develop new awards at level 6 related to Commercial Scuba Diving Operations and Surface Supplied Diving Operations. 


Level 6 Special Purpose Certificate Commercial Scuba Diving Operations
Level 6 Special Purpose Certificate Surface Supplied Diving Operations

QQI is now seeking feedback on the developed standards. To collect your feedback we have devised an online survey for the award standards which can be accessed through the link(s) below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Level6DivingAwards


Consultation closes on 9 October 2017.

Topic-Specific Quality Assurance Guidelines​

QQI has now published draft Topic-Specific Quality Assurance Guidelines for Blended Learning for public consultation.  These statutory QA guidelines supplement the Core Statutory QA Guidelines available here.


Topic-Specific Quality Assurance Guidelines for Blended Learning

An earlier version of this white paper was published for consultation as the White Paper on the Topic Specific QA Guidelines for Flexible Distributed Learning. Feedback received during the first consultation was extremely comprehensive and we would like to thank all those who provided feedback to date. Many issues raised by stakeholders referred to learning experiences but exclusively in the context of online.

This resulted in the decision to re-orientate and retitle the guidelines to the Topic-Specific Quality Assurance Guidelines for Blended Learning. It was also decided to develop a separate green paper to encourage discussion on the impact of online learning technology/digital capacity on teaching and learning within the existing education and training context. This is with a view to considering the necessity for a more comprehensive set of quality assurance guidelines on online learning. In the meantime, QQI would appreciate any further feedback on the draft QA guidelines for Blended Learning.

Submissions may be emailed to consultation@qqi.ie. The closing date for this consultation is Friday 3 November 2017.

Proposal for new standards and reviews

Award standards currently being developed by QQI are available here.