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Appealing Against a Decision of QQI

The Minister for Education and Skills has appointed an independent panel to adjudicate on appeals against QQI’s decisions. The law establishing QQI required that such a panel be set up.

An Appeal is a process for requesting a formal change to a specific decision, in a specific circumstance. 

The following actions of QQI are subject to appeal under the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012:

Section 31   (5):  Refusal to approve proposed quality assurance procedures
Section 36   (6):  Withdrawal of the approval of quality assurance procedures
Section 45   (4):  Refusal to validate a programme of education and training
Section 47   (5):  Withdrawal of validation of a programme of education and training
Section 53 (11):  Refusal of a request for delegation of authority to make an award
Section 53 (12):  Specification of a condition for the purpose of delegation of authority to make an award
Section 55   (7):  Withdrawal or variation of authority to make an award
Section 59   (6):  Withdrawal of approval of procedures for access, transfer and progression
Section 61 (12):  Refusal to authorise the use by a provider of the international education mark
Section 63   (9):  Withdrawal of provider authorisation to use the international education mark

Appeals Procedures

S.I. No. 503 of 2014, Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 (Appeals) Regulations 2014 establishes the procedures for an appeal. Please click here.

For further guidance on appeals procedures please refer to the following documents:

 

In the event of further queries, please contact:

The Secretariat
QQI Appeals Panel
26-27 Denzille Lane
Dublin 2, D02 P266
Telephone: (01) 905 8100

 

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