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Joint QQI / Community and Voluntary Sector Working Group

Joint QQI / Community and Voluntary Sector Working Group


QQI established a joint working group with representatives of the community and voluntary sector in 2015.  The working group was set up to enable QQI to improve and expand its communications with organisations that form the community and voluntary sector, and facilitate community and voluntary sector legacy providers in making an informed choice in relation to re-engagement.
 

Terms of reference 

The terms of reference of the working group, and the tasks it focussed on, are available here.

Members of the working group

The members of the working group are detailed below.  The group was facilitated by Peter Nolan, an independent Chair with extensive experience in the community and voluntary sector. 

Member

​Organisation

​Avril Bailey​An Cosán, Community Education
​Walter Balfe​QQI
​Sive Bresnihan ​Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre
​​Deborah Brock  ​South County Dublin Partnership
​Tara Farrell ​​Longford Women’s Link (AONTAS Executive Committee)
​​Maria Finn ​CASP (Clondalkin Addiction Support Programme)
​Colette Harrison​QQI
​​Suzanne Kyle ​​Limerick Community Education Network (AONTAS CEN Steering Group)
​Stuart Lawler ​ ​​National Council for the Blind
​Mary McEvoy ​QQI
​​Trish O’Brien ​​QQI
​​Niamh O’Reilly​​AONTAS (Head of Strategic Development)
​​Sylvia Ryan ​​ICTU
​Mary Sheridan​QQI
​Rachel Tucker ​ ​CTEC (Community Training and Education Centre, Wexford)
​Nuala Whelan  ​ ​Ballymun Job Centre (QA Network)


 

 

Duration of working group

The first meeting of the working group took place on 3 March 2015. The group committed to working together until the end of 2015 and the final meeting took place in December 2015.

 

Notes of working group meetings

Notes of the meetings of the working group are available below.

2015​

​3 March ​To view the Meeting Note, click here
​20 April ​To view the Meeting Note, click here

​25 May

​To view the Meeting Note, click here

​27 July ​To view the Meeting Note, click here

​28 September

​To view the Meeting Note, click here

​2 November

​To view the Meeting Note, click here

​14 December

​To view the Meeting Note, click here

 

Events


Consultation event for community and voluntary sector on QA Guidelines and Criteria for Voluntary Providers of Further Education and Training

On 30 June 2015, a consultation event took place with the community and voluntary sector on QQI’s current draft of its Quality Assurance Guidelines and Criteria for Voluntary Providers of Further Education and Training.  The event was attended by approximately 150 participants and generated very useful feedback for QQI on a range of matters.  Following the questions that were raised, a series of FAQs have been compiled which are available here