QQI has developed Core QA Guidelines for use by all providers of higher and further education and training and English language provides. All providers will have regard to these guidelines when developing their internal quality assurance procedures.
The Core QA Guidelines capture in one place those elements which are fundamental and common to all providers. They have been informed by previous QA guidelines from further and higher education and training and by the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area, May 2015 (also available in Irish) and the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework.
The Core QA Guidelines do not prescribe the manner in which providers must implement their QA procedures. They should always be considered in conjunction with QQI's Policy on QA Guidelines and the sector and topic-specific guidelines as appropriate.