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Dialogue Meetings - Education and Training Boards
As part of the process for re-engagement with QQI in 2017-18, each of the Education and Training Boards (ETBs) undertook an executive self-evaluation of quality assurance arrangements within the organisation and developed a quality improvement plan (QIP) to address any identified areas for improvement. A QQI report summarising trends and highlighting good practice identified in these reports is available here.

In 2019, the ETBs reported to QQI on their progress to date in implementing the original QIPs and their quality improvement plans for the current year. Following review by QQI, these reports formed the basis of discussion at the 2019 dialogue meetings with the sector. Key themes emerging from the meetings were as follows:
• Governance
• Risk
• Integration and Development of Quality Assurance Procedures
• Programme Development and Review
• Assessment
• Professional Development
• Learner Voice
• Apprenticeship

The meetings provided a timely opportunity for all parties to reflect on quality assurance within the sector as QQI begins to plan for the Inaugural Review of Quality Assurance in ETBs. Updates were also provided on other QQI activities of relevance to the sector, including developments related to standards, research, consultations, legislation and the National Framework of Qualifications.
A QQI report on the 2019 reports and dialogue meetings will be published in due course.


Schedule of QQI-ETB Dialogue Meetings 2019


​ETB

Date

​Cavan & Monaghan ETB  
9 May 2019
Donegal ETB  
9 May 2019
Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim ETB  
10 May 2019
Galway & Roscommon ETB  
10 May 2019
Limerick & Clare ETB  
14 May 2019
Kerry ETB  
15 May 2019
Tipperary ETB  
15 May 2019
Longford &Westmeath ETB  
17 May 2019
City of Dublin ETB  
23 May 2019
Laois & Offaly ETB  
27 May 2019
Dublin & Dún-Laoghaire ETB  
27 May 2019
Waterford & Wexford ETB  
28 May 2019
Kilkenny & Carlow ETB  
28 May 2019
Louth & Meath ETB  
11 Jun 2019
Cork ETB  
12 June 2019
Kildare & Wicklow ETB  
24 June 2019