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Validation (Apprenticeship Programmes)

​Application for Validation of Apprenticeship Programmes (Levels 5-9)

 

Transitional Arrangements

All apprenticeship programmes leading to awards at NFQ Levels 5-9 will be validated in accordance with Core Policies and Criteria for the Validation by QQI of Programmes of Education and Training (2016). 


Making an Application for Validation

Information for preparing an application for validation is provided in unit 5 of Core Policies and Criteria for the Validation by QQI of Programmes of Education and Training (2016) and any applicable specialised validation policy and criteria.


Resources for Apprenticeship Programmes

Core Policies and Criteria for the Validation by QQI of Programmes of Education and Training (2016)

- Apprenticeship Fee Cover Note
Quality Assurance Guidelines 
- Topic-Specific Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines for providers of Statutory Apprenticeship Programmes
Policy and Criteria for Making Awards
Policy for Determining Awards Standards
Professional Award-type Descriptors
Assessment and Standards (HET)
Quality Assuring Assessment - Guidelines (FET)
- Policy and criteria for access, transfer and progression
- RPL Principles and Guidelines
Programme Validation Manual (2016) for Programmes of HET and Apprenticeships (FET and HET) Pilot Version (edition 2.16) 2016

Fees for Validation

See QQI Fees Schedule for details of current charges

Guidelines on Preparing Applications

Providers intending to apply for the validation of an apprenticeship programme should contact QQI for guidance before starting to prepare the application.