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Conferences and Events

We regularly host conferences and events to engage with our stakeholders and promote quality assurance in education and training in Ireland.

On this page you will find details of upcoming events. 

For the full listing of all our corporate events, meetings and briefings, please view our corporate calendar

February 2020


Early Learning and Care: Developing Shareable National Curricula at NFQ Levels 5 & 6

Thursday 27 February 2020

Venue: The Clock Tower, Department of Education and Skills


Following the publication of the new standard for Early Learning and Care Level 5 & 6, QQI, with the support of DES and DCYA, will host an event to bring together further education and higher education providers of education and training in the Early Learning and Care (ELC) sector.

The event will take place on Thursday, 27 February in The Clock Tower, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1. 


Please note, all places for this event have been allocated. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please let us know through QHelp.


Exploring Models of Success: Professional Development of Higher Education, Further Education and Training, and English Language Education Staff


A one-day conference to explore the importance of professional development in improving education and training.


Thursday 13 February 2020

Venue:  Hogan Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Croke Park, Jones' Road, Dublin 3


QQI will host a one-day conference on Thursday 13th February 2020 to explore the importance of professional development of staff in improving the quality of teaching and learning, educational management and other areas.

The conference is aimed at policy-makers, academic management, front-line educators, support staff and quality assurance teams from across the higher education, further education and training and English Language Education sectors who wish to better understand the importance of personal professional development in a high-quality teaching and learning environment.

With speakers from a range of disciplines and sectors setting the agenda, and breakout sessions to share best practice, this conference will show how professional staff development can deliver real change for you, your team and your organisation.

Explore the final list of conference speakers, topics and breakout sessions in our event programme.

To view Presentations from our event please click here.

About this Event

This event is part of QQI’s series of quality enhancement engagements with its stakeholders and brings together respected experts from each of the above sectors for a day of networking, mutual learning and opportunities to showcase best practice in all sectors. It is informed by advice on staff development contained in the QQI Core Quality Assurance Guidelines and the various professional development frameworks that have been adopted in different sectors.