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Current Consultations

At QQI, consultation is central to how we develop policy. Matters currently open to consultation and related documentation are below:

​Topic Specific QA Guidelines for Research Degrees  - White Paper (Version 2)  

This White Paper contains proposed policy for topic-specific quality assurance guidelines for research degree programmes. The first version of this White Paper was published in July 2015. This second version is updated following feedback from providers and other stakeholders. QQI would like to thank all those providers and stakeholders for the comprehensive feedback received to date. We look forward to receiving further feedback on this final draft version up to 20 February, 2017.

Topic Specific QA Guidelines for Research Degrees  - White Paper (Version 2)  


Submissions may be emailed to consultation@qqi.ie with the words "QA for Research Degrees" in the subject heading. The closing date for submissions is Friday 20 February 2017.                   

 

 

Procedures for Focused Reviews by QQI of the Implementation and Effectiveness of Provider QA Procedures

This white paper presents procedures for focused reviews by QQI of the implementation and effectiveness of provider QA procedures under Section 34 (1) (b) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act, 2012. These procedures apply to all providers who have QA procedures established under Section 28 of the 2012 Act.

Procedures for Focused Reviews by QQI of the Implementation and Effectiveness of Provider QA Procedures

Submissions may be emailed to consultation@qqi.ie with the words "Focused Reviews QA" in the subject heading. The closing date for submissions is Friday 20 January 2017.                   

Sector Specific Quality Assurance Guidelines for Education and Training Boards​

QQI has published draft quality assurance guidelines (white paper) for public consultation.  Statutory quality assurance guidelines set out those elements which providers will have regard to when establishing, or updating their own QA procedures in order to have such procedures approved by QQI (with the exception of the previously established universities). This set of guidelines refer to :

Sector Specific Quality Assurance Guidelines for Education and Training Boards

The paper is of particular interest to: 

A. Education and training boards established by section 9 of the Education and Training Boards Act 2013;

C. SOLAS;

D. any provider of an ETB  programme of education and training

E. collaborative partners and other stakeholders working with education and training boards  

F. any government departments or other agencies engaging with ETBs

Submissions may be emailed to consultation@qqi.ie with the words "QA Guidelines ETB" in the subject heading. The closing date for submissions is Friday 10 February 2017.           

Review of QQI Award Standards: Approach and Schedule Discussion paper​

QQI has published a discussion paper concerning the proposed approach to the review of QQI award standards across further and higher education and training.

A series of workshops will take place in January-February 2017 (dates to be confirmed).  Following discussion with relevant stakeholders the approach and the review schedule for 2017-19 will be confirmed.

QQI invites feedback on the questions in the discussion document. Responses can be submitted through our online survey.

 

Under Development

Award standards currently being developed by QQI are available here.