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Consultation: Review and Development of Level 5 FGas Handling Awards

QQI established a Standards Advisory Group to review the QQI Special Purpose FGas Handling awards standards at Level 5. The review process for FGas Handling award standards has highlighted that the standards require change to reflect current practice and current European Union and National legislation and regulations.

QQI is now seeking feedback on the above revised award standards. To collect your feedback we have devised a downloadable Guideline for Respondents.

Questions regarding this consultation can be sent through QHelp for the attention of the Research and Standards team.

All responses must be submitted by email to using the subject FGas, and must be received by QQI on or before the closing date of 31 December 2019. 

Update: Consultation on New Standards for Early Learning and Care Awards

In 2019, QQI conducted a five-month consultation on new awards standards for Early Learning and Care. As part of this process, an event was held to explain the new standards and their implications for potential programme developers, programme coordinators, quality assurance staff and others involved in ELC. The consultation closed on 30 September 2019.

QQI received a range of responses from across the sector, which can be read here.

A summary of the issues raised has been prepared, and can be accessed here.

A note of the post-consultation meeting held by the ELC Standards Advisory Group is available to read here.

Finally, the Professional Award-Type Descriptors at NFQ Levels 5-8: Annotated for QQI Early Learning and Care (ELC) Awards is available for download here.

Update: Consultation on the Green Paper on Assessment 

QQI’s Green Paper on Assessment sets out a framework and context for discussing assessment issues. It is aimed at a number of sectors, including the FET, HET and ELE sectors.

Using the Green Paper as a basis, created focussed opportunities for discussion of the issues through workshops and focus groups before collecting written feedback on the issues from stakeholders. These took place during autumn 2018.

To read an analysis of our stakeholder feedback, click here.

To read individual responses, click here.

Consultation closed on 7 December 2018.